Television

Marcin Dorocinski as Vasily Borgov and Anya Taylor-joy as Beth Harmon in “The Queen’s Gambit” (Phil Bray/Netflix).
Rob Weinert-Kendt November 19, 2020
Chess isn’t just a game, it’s also a handy metaphor—for braininess, for power, for geopolitical strategy.
This May 5, 2019, file photo shows Alex Trebek gestures while presenting an award at the 46th annual Daytime Emmy Awards in Pasadena, Calif. Trebek died Sunday, Nov. 8, after battling pancreatic cancer for nearly two years (photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP File).
John J. Conley, S.J. November 10, 2020
Trebek guided us through what remains of an older, genteel culture that prized intellectual achievement.
Joshua Caleb Johnson and Ethan Hawke in “The Good Lord Bird” on Showtime. (CNS photo/William Gray, Showtime)
Rob Weinert-Kendt November 03, 2020
‘The Good Lord Bird’ runs straight to the heart of America’s most toxic contradictions.
Nicole-Ann Lobo October 23, 2020
“Selling Sunset” paints an unapologetic portrait of our brutal capitalist culture.
Jim McDermott October 16, 2020
‘The Boys’ gleefully satirizes every aspect of superhero movies by showing how corrupt all-powerful beings would be if they existed in the real world.
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Vivian Cabrera October 09, 2020
Every episode of “Schitt’s Creek” comes with guaranteed fits of laughter as the Roses learn what it means to embrace their own brand of “normal” in a strangely normal town.