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Is it even possible to connect ’13 Reasons Why’ to teen...

Emily Lund, University of Alabama and Michael R. Nadorff, Mississippi State University Netflix recently released the third season of “13 Reasons Why,” and the Salt...

The strange connection between Bobby Kennedy’s death and Scooby-Doo

Kevin Sandler, Arizona State University Scooby-Doo, one of the most enduring animated characters ever to emerge from U.S. television, celebrates his 50th birthday this month. Created...

You’d be better off lighting your money on fire than giving...

Liberty Vittert, Washington University in St Louis Alright, you want to make this country a better place for yourself, your children and the many generations...

From ‘Pretty Little Liars’ to ‘The OC,’ television producers need to...

Cristel Antonia Russell, American University Kogod School of Business Teen drinking is rampant on television these days. From “Pretty Little Liars” to classic shows like “The...

What Orwell’s ‘1984’ tells us about today’s world, 70 years after...

Stephen Groening, University of Washington Seventy years ago, Eric Blair, writing under a pseudonym George Orwell, published “1984,” now generally considered a classic of dystopian...

How ‘America’s Got Talent’ contestant Kodi Lee shattered stereotypes about disability

Stan Link, Vanderbilt University If you haven’t seen Kodi Lee’s May 28 performance on “America’s Got Talent,” it’s worth a watch. The 22-year-old Lee is blind...

What your ability to engage with stories says about your real-life...

Nathan Silver, The Ohio State University and Michael Slater, The Ohio State University The best TV shows and films don’t simply distract from the drudgery...

Can James Holzhauer be stopped? A former ‘Jeopardy!’ champion weighs in

Michael Rooney, Pasadena City College In 1997, fresh out of graduate school, underemployed and watching a lot of television, I realized I was pretty good...

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Here’s how to fix America’s crumbling bridges

By Henry Petroski, Duke University There are about 600,000 bridges in the United States, and about one in four is classified as functionally obsolete or...