Why Paying for Commercial-Free Television is the Most Important Investment for our Minds

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The largest corporations shudder at the thought of you being an active, conscious user of your own time and money.

When Young Hearts and AIDS Collide

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The release of HBO’s The Normal Heart stirred up Shadley Grei’s memories of how his own coming out was impacted by the start of the AIDS epidemic.

The Battle for Marriage Equality is Explored in new Documentary

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A new HBO documentary looks at the legal side of the fight for marriage equality in the US.

HBO’s ‘Silicon Valley’ Takes on Bromance in Binary

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Will HBO’s new sitcom escape the two dimensional man traps of ‘Entourage’ and ‘Mad Men’? Argun Ulgen wonders.

Racial Segregation Returns to US Schools, 60 Years After the Supreme Court Banned it

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As the US marks the 60th anniversary of the landmark Brown vs Board of Education ruling, some of the country’s schools remain racially divided.

‘True Detective’ Hits Blu-Ray, Breaks Ground on Season 2

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HBO’s must-see drama is coming back for another round, this time with even more A-listers.

Game Of Thrones: Overtly Male or Covertly More?

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Shawn Peters believes that HBO’s sword-series cuts both ways.

This ‘True Detective’ AT&T Commercial Mashup Is Everything (Video)

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HBO’s hottest new show gets remixed with those adorable AT&T commercials. The result? Comedic gold.

A Guy’s Take on Why People Hate ‘Girls’

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Why so much vitriol for Lena Dunham’s HBO series? Pat Brothwell thinks he gets it.

‘Treme’ Back for Fourth and Final Season

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Five Episode series finale kicks off December 1.

Peter Berg’s ‘State of Play: Trophy Kids’ a Must See for Sports Dads (VIDEO)

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New series’ debut episode dedicated to over parenting in sports.

Eastbound and Down: Another Middle-Aged White Guy Breaks Bad

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The return of the middle-aged white man crisis.

Whose Ad Is It Anyway?

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Ken Goldstein follows an ad through the chain from advertiser to consumer, and wonders why Facebook is still targeting him with ads for French Maid Costumes.

Is This the Most Sexist Show on Television?

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“The Newsroom” is a soapbox for progressive politics—so why are its gender roles so ridiculously outdated?

Is America The Best Country in the World? Can it Be? (Video)

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The introductory monologue in HBOs “The Newsroom” is patriotism at its best: critical, yet hopeful.

You Don’t Have to Cry to be an Emotional Man

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Buddy Wakefield is demolishing notions of what an emotional man can be—one poem at a time.