Review: ‘Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me’ Reflects Deeply Upon the Perils of Stardom

The musical star and actress talks about her many serious, personal challenges in a documentary directed by Alek Keshishian, now streaming on Apple TV+.  Born and raised in Grand Prairie until she was seven, Selena Gomez became an instant star on Disney, which meant that she moved to Hollywood as a child and came of age under the magnifying glass of ever-increasing fame. Some seven … Continue reading Review: ‘Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me’ Reflects Deeply Upon the Perils of Stardom

Review: ‘Lincoln’s Dilemma,’ Bringing History to Life, For Good Reasons

What do we really know about Abraham Lincoln?  (Picture above: depiction of Abraham Lincoln as featured in Lincoln’s Dilemma on Apple TV+.) The 16th President of the United States has been widely hailed, widely vilified, and widely misunderstood. His role in history is assured, though what role, exactly, is yet to be determined, even more than 150 years after his death.  The four-episode mini-series Lincoln’s … Continue reading Review: ‘Lincoln’s Dilemma,’ Bringing History to Life, For Good Reasons