Alton Brown Officially Confirms the Return of ‘Good Eats’

After a summer of teasing foodies and fans, Cutthroat Kitchen and Iron Chef Gauntlet host Alton Brown has officially announced the return of the critically acclaimed series Good Eats. “We’re bringing it back, we’re restarting it, we’re getting the band back together!” Brown shouted to a crowd of screaming … Continue reading Alton Brown Officially Confirms the Return of ‘Good Eats’

Insecure’s “Hella Blows” Examines the Problem with Having Hella Expectations

I recently learned (in a grief counseling session, no less) about this boring concept in market research called expectation confirmation theory. It proposes that the interplay between a consumer’s assumptions about a potential purchase (their expectations) and their perception of … Continue reading Insecure’s “Hella Blows” Examines the Problem with Having Hella Expectations

How can TV and movies get representation right? We asked 6 Hollywood diversity consultants.

In 2012, Kerry Washington, star of the Shonda Rhimes-created ABC political drama Scandal,became the first black woman to lead a network drama in nearly four decades. Two seasons later, the series became the first on a major broadcast network that “was created by … Continue reading How can TV and movies get representation right? We asked 6 Hollywood diversity consultants.

How Netflix’s Voltron: Legendary Defender became an essential animated series

Since Netflix’s Voltron: Legendary Defender debuted in 2016, critics have praised the streaming network’s reboot of the iconic 1984 Saturday morning cartoon Voltron: Defender of the Universe (which itself was an adaptation of a Japanese anime series). Consensus throughout the reboot’s first two seasons was that … Continue reading How Netflix’s Voltron: Legendary Defender became an essential animated series

Solar eclipses have been a science fiction theme for thousands of years

Storytellers have long fixated on the awe-inspiring phenomenon that is a total solar eclipse. From ancient myths about dragons eating the sun to hundreds of more contemporary depictions — in Stephen King’s 1992 novel Dolores Claiborne, the 2006 film Apocalypto, or any number of … Continue reading Solar eclipses have been a science fiction theme for thousands of years