Jeffrey Wright in a banner image for a review of American Fiction.

Review: ‘American Fiction’ reminds us that stories are more complex than we expect

I live in West Virginia, right in the heart of Appalachia. I love my state, but I don’t always love the way that the people who live here have been portrayed in the media. Poverty porn, like what was featured in both the book and the film Hillbilly Elegy, reduces the …

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Review: ‘Beacon 23’ has an interstellar premise with a lot of promise

A new sci-fi beacon has ignited amongst the stars in the vast expanse of the streaming cosmos. Beacon 23, based on five novels by Hugh Howey, premiered this past weekend with two episodes on MGM+. Set amidst deep space where dark matter is a serious threat, the original series revolves around the enigmatic …

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