Violence on the prairie

Television | Corruption dominates in Paramount's Yellowstone
by Marty VanDriel
Posted 7/05/18, 10:28 am

Violence and death follow rancher John Dutton (Kevin Costner) everywhere he goes in Paramount’s new TV series, Yellowstone. From episode 1’s opening scene, in which Dutton shoots a horse injured by a bullying land developer’s truck, to his order to get rid of a witness whose testimony could harm his son, killing and mayhem abound. 

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photo illustration by Rachel Beatty

A slanderous charge

Culture | The American Library Association’s criticism of Little House entirely misses the mark
by Megan Basham
Posted 6/29/18, 06:56 am

When I heard on Monday that the American Library Association had decided after 64 years to strip Laura Ingalls Wilder’s name from its children’s literature award, I immediately did two things. I pulled our battered copies of the Little House set from our bookshelf and fished some old VHS tapes of the TV show from a box in the attic.

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Power clash

Television | The Fourth Estate provides an up-close but uncritical look at New York Times reporters covering Donald Trump’s unorthodox presidency
by Sophia Lee
Posted 6/15/18, 05:11 pm

Every journalist’s dream is to be in the room where history takes place. Now viewers can be in the newsroom where newsmaking happens through Showtime’s documentary The Fourth Estate. The four-part series captures the frenetic news cycle at The New York Times during Donald J. Trump’s first year as president.

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