Almost all of these shows—even the most joyfully escapist among them—seemed preoccupied in 2018 with the forces which make us who we are.
So many of 2018’s best albums capture the feeling of trying to keep our heads above water.
Our cultural concerns in 2018 over boundaries, borders, and bottom lines have trickled down into the best songs of the year.
With its fine-tuned comic timing and feeling of constant action, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is downright invigorating.
If Beale Street Could Talk is at its most potent in the scenes where human frailty and the specter of injustice come more elliptically to the surface.