Audiences have a growing appetite for slow weekly released TV.
Instead of feeling ashamed about our guilty pleasures, it is time to understand how they really work
In Lagos, cinema audiences don't go to the movies for the film alone. There's more.
Penny dreadfuls told real stories of murder and mayhem to 19th-century audiences seeking escape from city life. True crime podcasts have a lot in common with them.
'Sensible' public figures have far less influence on our behaviour than it seems
The way this genre represents police is just the tip of the iceberg.
Books, movies and records that seem to challenge racism also subtly advance the idea that progress shouldn't happen too quickly.
From wrestlers to movie stars, celebrities have risen to some of the highest political offices around the world. What makes them so appealing?
Few of those in the K-pop industry have donated or even spoken out in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.
There are more than 101 ways to immerse yourself in a foreign place, without having to leave your living room.
Between home and work is a window of time and space where we can choose our distractions. Staring out the train window, scrolling the news or perhaps listening to podcasts. We miss it.
Surely, it can't be fun to watch others play games you can play yourself? The hundreds of hours people spend on live-streaming platform Twitch would suggest otherwise.
Now that we know what essential work is, it seems the perfect time to reflect upon the not-so-essential work of celebrities.
Shows are being broadcast to empty studios but audiences are fundamental to the quality of entertainment.
Algorithmic forces fuel cancel culture. Paradoxically, they're also used to rehabilitate those who have been canceled.
The programs that Americans of all political stripes like to watch seem to be united by a common theme.
Climate change is mentioned in British television about as often as zombies.
A physicist reflects on the show's made-up Nobel Prize-winning theory of 'super asymmetry' along with how the series showcased authentic science and role models for future STEM students.
The public was shocked by the blackface image on Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's yearbook page. But if blackface is now taboo, there was a time when it played a big role in American culture.
Games have come a long way since their genesis in the 1970s. Today, games designers consult with ecologists and other experts to create worlds that feel alive and real.