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Holy Superheroes! From Batman to Buffy

The 21st Century has seen the arrival of many wonderful superhero TV shows — Heroes, Smallville, and Luke Cage among them. Even Buffy the Vampire Slayer got its start in 1997, well before the new millennium. But in order to truly grasp where the future of

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More Than Passing Fancy: 10 Transcendent Moments in Sports

The Chicago Cubs recently won of the World Series for the first time since before World War I. That’s right: The first World War, not the second one. Which leads us to believe that now is a great time to reflect on some equally breathtaking

Netflix’s “Chef’s Table” Is a Feast for Foodies

What with Top Chef, Iron Chef, MasterChef, and Chopped, not to mention all their many spin-offs, variations, and imitators, you’d think the TV landscape was too glutted to sustain yet another chef-centric program. Enter Netflix to prove you oh-so-wrong. Their documentary anthology Chef’s Table has,

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“Moonlight”: A Heartbreaking Meditation on Masculinity, Sexuality & Race

Sprinting through the backstreets of 1980s Miami, a young Chiron (Alex R. Hibbert) breaks into a condemned building in search of refuge from some bullies. A local drug dealer named Juan (Mahershala Ali) unexpectedly comes to his rescue. When Chiron refuses to speak, Juan eventually

What Does It Take to Be Happy?

At the dawn of each New Year, we tend to take stock. What do we want? What are our goals? How are we really doing? Imagine doing that, rigorously, for more than75 years. That’s exactly what the world’s longest study on happiness has done. Beginning