Mayday! Lost in Space's Season 2 Trailer Reveals Cosmic Threats Against the Robinsons

The Robinson family is on another adventure in Netlflix’s season two trailer for Lost in Space. Without their beloved robot (for now, at least), the five-strong clan (Toby Stephens, Molly Parker, Taylor Russell, Mina Sundwall, and Maxwell Jenkins) is stranded on an ocean planet and forced to fight against creepy monsters who — and I’m just guessing here — aren’t […]

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Did We Really Need Another "L Word"?

The greatest thing about The L Word, which ran from 2004 until 2009, is that it’s given queer women a common language. On first dates, at gay book clubs, when meeting new colleagues — in pretty much any situation where you, an awkward lesbian, are trying to reach across the void and connect with someone else who has lesbianism, if […]

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Best Performances of 2019

The cast of ‘Unbelievable’ (Netflix) With all due respect to the entire history of the police procedural, I’ve never seen one like this rape investigation. More than being interesting, it’s so interested, in the vicissitudes of victimhood and survival, in quiet and restraint. It’s hard to explain how that interest reveals itself, except to say that the people playing cops, […]

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Poem: Mother Going Gone

A poem can hold mysteries more easily than any factual timeline. In a rush of breath and syllables, someone lives and departs, is gone without being gone, diminished then departed, but reappearing always, unexpectedly, in indelible ways. In “pray me stay eager,” the collection in which this poem appears, Ellen Doré Watson is a master of the spontaneous moment, the […]

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Shelley Morrison, ‘Will & Grace’ Actress, Dies at 83

Shelley Morrison, whose 64-year acting career included playing the memorable maid Rosario on NBC’s “Will & Grace” from 1999 to 2006, died in Los Angeles on Sunday. She was 83. Ms. Morrison died of heart failure, according to a statement from her husband, Walter Dominguez. “Shelley’s greatest pride as an actress was in playing the indomitable Rosario in a comedy […]

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