Arts & Culture FilmJake MartinApril 04, 2017
"The Most Hated Woman in America" indicts Madalyn Murray O’Hair as no better than the corrupt religious leaders that she railed against.
Arts & Culture IdeasJake MartinFebruary 10, 2017
“Last Week Tonight” is the best example of the power that humor can have in bringing about change.
TelevisionJake MartinFebruary 03, 2016
‘Making a Murderer’ upends our preconceived notions of who the good guys and bad guys are.
FilmJake MartinOctober 24, 2015
"Suffragette," like all films of its kind—historical dramas about social injustice—are from what I like to call the “eat your vegetables because they’re good for you” school of cinema.
TelevisionJake MartinSeptember 22, 2015
‘The Jim Gaffigan Show’ delivers
In All ThingsJake MartinAugust 24, 2015
The appearance of Ignatius's "Prayer for Generosity" on DFW's bathroom wall speak volumes about the paradox that was David Foster Wallace and his desire for a life of authenticity and meaning—a desire which led him to frequently attend church and twice led him to go through RCIA, without ever being
TelevisionJake MartinSeptember 10, 2014
This month Friends turns 20. When I was that age, 20 years ago, I lay on the hardwood floor of my first apartment on Chicago’s North Side with my own group of friends and cynically watched NBC’s newest collection of beautiful people trying to be funny. As we made sarcastic comments to on
CultureJake MartinSeptember 26, 2013
Transition, loss and love in the films of Noah Baumbach