Arts & Entertainment


Apocalypse redux: "Fear the Walking Dead" finale falters

The slipshod approach is agonizing enough, but the logistics of the whole affair, and how they were mishandled, are downright insulting.


"Heroes Reborn" is satisfying sequel to original series

This show has something to prove, to viewers and critics, but it looks like great things are coming.


Today in history: Actor-activist Martin Sheen celebrates his 75th birthday

Martin Sheen has stated, "While acting is what I do for a living, activism is what I do to stay alive."


Today in history: Patrick Stewart turns 75

The highly accomplished, ever busy, and much beloved actor Patrick Stewart is 75 years old today.


The fetishism of commodities: "Mad Men," capitalism, and its discontents

What made "Mad Men" arguably the greatest dramatic series in American TV history is that there was a method to its madness. 


"Mad Men": Betty gives poignant gift

Season seven, episode thirteen: what an utterly sad Mother's Day episode!


Not a very comfortable place for "Mad Men"

Odd disjointedness and surreal fantasy dreamscapes feature prominently in this episode.


"Mad Men" asks, "What's in a name?"

Although professional changes present levels of challenge for the men, it's the women of the episode who are most strongly affected.


"The Flash": first season speeds toward the finish line

The series, a spinoff of "Arrow," is all about the fun, and putting the "comic" back into "comic book."


"Arrow": tensions high as new season draws back its bow

The showrunners have painted almost every character into a corner around which it seems impossible for them to ever again emerge.

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