| Apr 3, 2013
| 1:56 PM
Cameron Lew is truly one of the cool kids of the social media age.
The 17-year-old Huntington Beach High School junior has been shooting and editing videos for his YouTube channel since eighth grade. However, Cameron's filming career started as early as...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 9:14 AM
"The Island President" (PBS, Monday, 10 p.m.). Comprising 2,000 pancake-flat islands in the Indian Ocean, with a mean elevation of about five feet above sea level, the Maldives will be the first nation to go, literally, when the oceans rise. Jon Shenk's...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 1:48 PM
The Sundance Channel's "Push Girls" follows five women who face down everyday challenges — and each uses a wheelchair. The women find ways to do their favorite activities, date and live their lives to the utmost. Tiphany Adams and Mia Schaikewitz,...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Chalk one up for self-determination: The lovely Julianne Nicholson spent much of her childhood in a cabin in rural Massachusetts that lacked water and electricity — her mother relocated there after her parents divorced — before finding the...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 2:55 PM
In this time when news is disseminated ever more quickly, we asked our critics to list the best of culture in 2013 in tweet form:
"The Returned" (Sundance Channel). Supernatural French import joins the uncanny and the quotidian, prizes mystery over...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 4:17 PM
The dead are suddenly everywhere. No doubt inspired by the huge ratings of "The Walking Dead," there are several new shows about what happens when the dead start returning. But viewers with queasy stomachs should rest easy knowing that the new shows...
| Apr 21, 2013
| 4:32 PM
In the second hour of Sundance Channel's incredibly absorbing new series "Rectify," Daniel Holden takes off his shoes and socks in the outfield of a baseball diamond. He revels at the feel of grass between his toes and the sun on his face, two...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 6:00 AM
If "House of Cards" were an actual television show, this would be the day after its finale — a time to analyze the cultural impact of the E-ticket D.C. thriller starring Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright, and to painstakingly mine the end of the first...
| Apr 28, 2013
| 2:19 PM
In two previous posts, I discussed the Amazon pilots, a slate of proposed series by the cyberspace bookseller turned virtual moving-picture studio, now streaming online for viewer comment and ratings. (Thousands have already chimed in.) The first post was...
| May 1, 2013
| 7:09 AM
After the coffee. Before a long morning of earnings calls.
The Skinny: I got through the season finale of "The Following" last night. It wasn't easy. Fortunately, afterward I watched the premiere of Comedy Central's "Inside Amy," which was a tad...
| May 1, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Sundance Channel's first original series, "Rectify," has received glowing reviews for its short season of just six episodes. So it's good news for fans that the legal drama has been renewed for a longer, 10-episode second season.
"Rectify" stars Aden...