Every now and then, a series comes along that defies and ignores its competition.
Though drawing too many parallels to the Dark Knight, the format gradually pays off, as it allows the series to avoid the awful camp and soap opera of the CW's previous superhero show, "Smallville."
"It is shocking to me that one could be seriously interested in black metal and not be deeply committed to radical ecology," says Wolves in the Throne Room's Aaron Weaver.
Today, new and aggressive underground genres are re-connecting with environmental activism, and metal - and its most abrasive subgenres - is no exception.
Normally the thoughts and complaints of third-string freshman quarterbacks who have had nonexistent playing time would not be news.
This October is the 44th anniversary of the 1968 Summer Olympics and one of the most iconic events in American history.
Some challenged the idea that ordinary people can commit evil acts because they simply follow orders. Some suggest people can become evil when they identify with evil ideology.
"Revolution" is the latest network TV version of this familiar post-apocalypse scenario: A ragtag band must struggle for survival after a global catastrophe.
"It's quite easy to move beyond prejudice if you invite people into looking within themselves."
"Won't Back Down," the Hollywood movie portraying teachers unions as pretty much the devil, has set the record for the worst opening since 1982.