Independent films — or “indies” — are films produced outside the major studio system. They often differ from studio films in content and style. They are typically aimed at narrower...
Powered in equal parts by possibility and imagination, history’s best science fiction is both deeper and broader than first meets the eye. To look beyond the alien invasions and laser battles is...
For Halloween, many Americans often seek frights by going to a haunted house. Others may seek to satisfy their morbid curiosity by going to homes where real-life murders have taken place. Many houses...
During the widespread COVID lockdowns of 2020, scores of Americans decided to learn something new in their idle time, taking up sourdough baking, woodworking, or bird watching. Many also turned to...
How often do moviegoers see a message like this at the start or finish of a feature film — even ones based on true events: “The story, all names, characters, and incidents portrayed in this...
Getting to the NFL takes a combination of natural talent and hard work, but growing up in the right place can also help. A large portion of NFL players hail from large states like California, Texas,...
The share of Americans under the age of 65 without health insurance fell every year between 2010, when the Affordable Care Act was signed into law, and 2016, when President Barack Obama left office....
Moviegoers rely on film critics to give an honest assessment of a movie so they can avoid wasting their money and their time on a bad movie. Yet sometimes these two groups are at odds, with some...
The COVID-19 pandemic sent the U.S. unemployment rate to 14.8% in April 2020, its highest level since the Great Depression. Normally, such an economic shock would result in a spike in the national...
If laughter is the best medicine, as they say, then seminal comedy movies are the proverbial panacea for these crazy times. Through the power of streaming, a wide number of these entertaining films...
The COVID-19 pandemic sent the U.S. unemployment rate to 14.8% in April 2020, its highest level since the Great Depression. Normally, such an economic shock would result in a spike in the national...
The shape of the earth means sunlight disperses unevenly across the globe. Most of the top states for sunlight are either Sunbelt or Southern states.
Sunlight is essential for human life. Without it, we couldn’t grow or raise food to fuel our bodies. We also need the vitamin D the sun produces to strengthen our bodies, and a sunless world would...
When filmmakers say a movie is based on true events, they are trying to give the motion picture a stamp of legitimacy. For the most part, moviegoers understand that they are going to see a story...