Why ‘Broadchurch’ is the Best Detective Show on Television

You’ve probably seen Sherlock—the fantastic and wildly popular BBC adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s works. (If you haven’t seen it, it should be high on your watch list). But as entertaining as Sherlock is, the BBC’s best crime show is Broadchurch. The third and final season will begin airing in the U.S. today. When … Continued


What ‘Serial’ Gets Right – and Wrong – About Crime

When I first heard people talking about how they were listening to podcasts, all I could think of was the Golden Age of Radio—especially Orson Welles scaring the bejesus out of the American public with War of the Worlds. It seems odd that in the twenty-first century we are embracing such a retro style of … Continued


Why I Wish Leslie Knope was Running for President

With the US presidential election a year away, I am trying to be a more informed citizen by keeping up with the news and watching debates, such as last night’s fourth Republican presidential candidate debate. I have never taken a political science class, but I have watched a lot of Parks and Recreation, which centers … Continued

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Your Paleo Diet Isn’t “Natural”

I’m sure you know someone who is on the Paleo Diet.  Maybe you even tried it for yourself (Uma Thurman and Megan Fox have).  The idea behind it—an attempt to get back to the diet of the Paleolithic Age—seems pretty silly.  I mean, what was their life expectancy?  Additionally, the Paleo Diet is based on … Continued


Calm Down, People. Bacon Won’t Kill You

The state of healthcare journalism, and science journalism in general, is abysmal. How we receive that news—usually through some form of social media—makes everything worse. This week, the World Health Organization (WHO) classified processed meats as carcinogens and red meat as possibly carcinogenic. The nuances and complexities of this decision are lost when you scroll … Continued