Viewers may be disgusted by prison conditions on the hit Netflix series “Orange Is the New Black.” But a reality is worse than fiction at one of the prisons were the series was filmed, says an advocacy group.
The lines between good and evil are often blurred in popular TV shows and films. Why do people enjoy moral ambiguity and what does that mean for society?
People are signing social media prenups to set boundaries on what images and information their future spouses share online.
A recent Slate article lambasted adults for reading young adult novels. Other writers defended YA fiction and discussed the benefits adults can obtain from reading these novels.
Two 12-year-old girls attempted to murder their friend to please a fictional horror character called Slender Man. This has caused experts to examine American culture, the line between fantasy and reality and the influence of media on children.
Charlize Theron and Gwyneth Paltrow have recently sparked controversy by using metaphors. Does this mean American conversation is becoming too literal?
Maya Angelou, a renowned poet, author and civil rights activist who died at age 86 on Wednesday, was a woman of faith.
Is it more difficult for celebrity moms to raise children than other working moms? Some say yes, other actresses say they are in a privileged position.
Amazon’s iron-handed negotiation tactics are harming authors, books and customers, critics say.
Several writers contend America needs more books focusing on diverse characters.
What if chickens could don virtual reality headsets that would give them the experience of free-range living while being confined in cages?
Video games are often denounced for contributing to aggressive behavior at worst. But these games can also be used to promote positive behavior, according to game creators and researchers.
“Moms’ Night Out,” a faith-based film that delves into the comedy genre, is sparking discussion about whether Christian movies can be funny and appeal to a wide audience.
The rate of teens who “never” or “only occasionally” read for fun has nearly tripled since 1984, according to a recently released report. Some say teens are rejecting opportunities to learn if they don’t read for enjoyment.
Images of men with perfect physiques, which have become more prevalent in movies, TV shows and advertisements in recent years, can negatively impact males’ body image.
Britain just jailed a Twitter troller. Is that the best way to deal with cyber-trolling?
Some say the Bechdel test is outdated because some female-led films don’t pass the criteria. Others argue the Bechdel test accurately measures trends in Hollywood.
A recently posted YouTube video is encouraging lonely, social media-obsessed technology users to “Look Up” and engage with the real world, but is social media really the cause of loneliness and disconnect?
Lifetime’s recently greenlit docuseries, titled “The Sisterhood,” will give viewers an an inside look at five women’s lives as they decide whether to join a convent. But will the series make the lives of nuns look too austere?
A group of scientists, including Stephen Hawking, say creating AI would be “the biggest event in human history” — for good or ill.
Focus on the Family’s controversial new documentary, “Irreplaceable,” which will be released during a one-night theatrical event on May 6, explores the breakdown of the traditional family and its consequences.
Many companies are using feminism as an advertising gimmick. And they’re facing backlash as a result of these ads.
New and developing technology will allow the living to communicate with an interface that looks, speaks, behaves and stores the memories of a deceased individual. This technology promises to help individuals create a digital legacy.
Some recent TV shows may not perpetuate openly harmful stereotypes of mentally ill individuals, but many are portraying mental disorders as a superpower.
“Ben Hur,” a film adaptation of Lew Wallace’s 1880 Bible-inspired novel, will make a big-screen comeback in 2016.
81-year-old Kim Novak, the “Vertigo” star who was mocked because of her appearance after the Oscars, is no longer silently enduring ridicule.
Biblical films such as “Noah” have garnered negative attention for giving white actors the leading roles and not including an ethnically diverse cast.
A “creepy” new Facebook app called “Digital Shadow” reveals a plethora of information about Facebook users.
Some Christian viewers were outraged after Hallmark recently omitted the word God from a re-run of “It Could Happen to You.” Hallmark explained the channel omitted the name of God in the movie because the characters take the Lord’s name in vain.
While portrayals of mental illness in the media have become more accurate in recent years, some films and TV shows continue to form and spread stigmas about mental disorders.