Like Disney’s Moana? Learn about the Polynesian origin myths Disney consulted to create the demigod character Maui, played by Dwane “The Rock” Johnson.
In the 1950s, the world went quiz-show crazy. But something was rotten inside Hollywood—the shows were packed with ringers.
To become a Hollywood star and icon, Rita Hayworth had to transcend not just her waistline or her hairline, but her own ethnicity.
In its hunt for communists in Hollywood, the FBI criticized the 1946 classic It's A Wonderful Life as subversive propaganda.
The Netflix drama 13 Reasons Why is so powerful—and so controversial—it's sparked a national debate about teenage suicide.
Stereotyping and discrimination in Hollywood has elicited different responses from Mexican-Americans and Mexicans in Mexico.
The immensely popular podcast S-Town features some memorable sundial inscriptions. But where did the slightly morbid tradition come from?
Drive-ins embodied the suburbanization of middle class families -- and created an entirely new way of watching the movies.
Black producers and entertainers use the concept of physically appropriating another race to discuss racism in "Dear White People" and "White Chicks."
For more than a century, Hollywood has been offering Americans lifestyle advice on how to live better, and the public has been gobbling it up.