Why Are We Still Fighting About YA Lit?

Over the summer, Slate magazine's Ruth Graham ruffled some feathers by attacking the great guilty pleasure that is Young Adult Literature. The main thrust of the article involved Graham waggling her shame finger at the number of grown-ups who seemed to be stuck in Neverland — refusing to read "proper" novels in… » 10/21/14 6:40pm Tuesday 6:40pm

Feminist TV You Should Be Watching: Netflix's Happy Valley

Happy Valley was released in August as a "Netflix Original," but you likely didn't notice. Unlike Netflix's other babies, House of Cards or Orange is the New Black, there really wasn't much promotion for it. That's because it's technically not a Netflix original show — they just got North American distribution rights,… » 10/17/14 6:38pm Friday 6:38pm

Sad News for Quirky Sci-Fi Fans: Channel4 Cancels Utopia

Some sad but not surprising news today: Channel 4 has decided not to renew the primary color extravaganza that was Utopia. The show got dismal ratings throughout its run even though it enjoyed a cult following online and was mostly well-reviewed. And while I recommended that you tune in for the second series a few… » 10/09/14 4:47pm 10/09/14 4:47pm

The Flash: I Am SO Bored with the Generic White Lead

The CW is undeniably good at pumping out a formulaic show with a lot of fake personality that’s embarrassingly easy to binge-watch. I’m not proud of this, but I can admit that I watched both seasons of Arrow in the space of about two weeks. The sort of low-stakes yet constant peril makes it hard to keep from going,… » 10/08/14 1:39pm 10/08/14 1:39pm

The 10 Books That Have Stayed With You

A friend of a friend came up with this on Facebook and the results have been interesting, so I wanted to see what GroupThink would make of the challenge. In essence, you just write down the first 10 books you can think of that stayed with you — for whatever reason. Books you still think about, that you've re-read a… » 9/15/14 1:51pm 9/15/14 1:51pm

Can Peter Capaldi Save Doctor Who?

Surely a new Doctor's first episode is always met with a strange mixture of hope, resentment and apprehension because part of what's kept Doctor Who on the air for so long (apart from that little decade-and-a-half-long break) is the fact that a new actor always brings a new set of possibilities to the role. And as… » 8/22/14 6:24pm 8/22/14 6:24pm