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The NFL has been thrust into conversations around criminal justice since Colin Kaepernick and others chose to kneel in protest against police violence, but also in the case of former player Aaron Hernandez. AP Photo/Ted S. Warren

How portrayals of the NFL are shaping criminal justice reform

From Super Bowl ads to Netflix documentaries, the complicated issues of criminal justice are portrayed in simplistic and highly political ways.
Watching an entertainment video on the Quibi platform, watchable horizontally and vertically, during the Quibi (short for Quick Bites) press conference at the 2020 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, US earlier this year. Etienne Laurent/EPA

‘One more episode, please?’ Why we can’t stop binge-watching on Netflix

Binge-watching is commonly seen as related to media content addiction. It usually occurs when an audience watches a series of episodes streamed through the one platform.
Thanks to algorithms, outrage often snowballs. Andrii Yalanskyi/Shutterstock.com

Hate cancel culture? Blame algorithms

Algorithmic forces fuel cancel culture. Paradoxically, they're also used to rehabilitate those who have been canceled.
Bong Joon-ho’s film Parasite is only the 12th ‘foreign’ language film to be nominated for a Best Picture Oscar. Curzon Artificial Eye

Anglo-centric film culture and the continuing resistance to subtitles

In his Golden Globes acceptance speech, Parasite director Bong Joon-ho teased audiences about their unwillingness to watch subtitled films, highlighting the anglo-centric culture of film
The Goop Lab launches Jan. 24, 2020: it will likely be full of magical thinking and unproven health stories — making it a huge conflict of interest for Gwyneth Paltrow. (Shutterstock)

Gwyneth Paltrow’s new Goop Lab is an infomercial for her pseudoscience business

Gwyneth Paltrow's new Netflix series, The Goop Lab, raises serious questions about the spread of health misinformation as well as the conflict of interest the show represents.
Centuries after Dante, it’s surprising to find the afterlife back, and winning awards as a successful series. Here, from left to right, actors Kristen Bell, William Jackson Harper, and Ted Danson. (NBC)

‘The Good Place:’ Ethics comedy asks if there’s a second chance at life

For all its fart jokes and sight gags, 'The Good Place' belongs to a venerable philosophical and theological tradition.
The Disney brand, a major asset to establish itself among the players in audiovisual streaming. Photo Hall/Shutterstock

Disney takes on Netflix in the streaming wars

Netflix's competitors are multiplying, and they're ambitious. After Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV+, and a dozen others, Disney+ has lauched, and Netflix is clearly in the crossehairs.
Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth catches adeptly a sovereign who has become a little tired and distracted behind the eyes. Left Bank Pictures, Sony Pictures Television Production UK

The Crown series 3 review: Olivia Colman shines as an older, frumpier Elizabeth

A first look at the new series of The Crown finds a changing of the guard, with a fresh cast. Increasingly, in this series, the public hold Elizabeth and the royal family more accountable.

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