by Jessica Goldstein Posted on May 25, 2014 Updated: May 26, 2014
Almost everything about The Bachelor is absurd. But it's still a runaway success after 18 seasons. Here's why.
by Alyssa Rosenberg Posted on February 17, 2014 Updated: February 13, 2014
As 'Big Brother' starts casting for a new season, should it exclude people who are likely to make bigoted remarks? Or is that part of capturing reality?
by Alyssa Rosenberg Posted on January 21, 2014
'The Bachelor's Juan Pablo Galavis' reasons for excluding gay men from the show are stereotypical--and accidentally get at a truth about reality TV.
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by Alyssa Rosenberg Posted on December 19, 2013 Updated: December 20, 2013
Phil Robertson's ugly remarks and suspension from 'Duck Dynasty' aren't just another scandal. The incident is a hugely revealing look at who--and what ideas--have power in the media.
by Alyssa Rosenberg Posted on December 10, 2013
Susan Boyle's recently learned that she has Asperger Syndrome. Why her diagnosis--and her willingness to speak about it--matter.
by Alyssa Rosenberg Posted on December 10, 2013 Updated: December 10, 2013
Treating Sarah Palin as a relevant political figure is a losing game for liberals. Let's hope she becomes a pure celebrity, so we can just ignore her.
by Sharmin Kent, Guest Contributor Posted on October 11, 2013 Updated: October 12, 2013
Drag's most famous representative wasn't initially drawn to the form, but RuPaul's used 'Drag Race' to become an Oprah-like inspirational figure.
by Alyssa Rosenberg Posted on July 8, 2013 Updated: July 8, 2013
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