Orson Welles scared very few people with his 1938 radio version of H.G. Wells’s novel about an alien invasion. The lingering question is, why do we want to believe he did?
Barbara Spindel is a writer and editor who covers books and culture. She has contributed to Time Out New York, Details, Spin, the Barnes & Noble Review, Newsweek.com, and other publications. She has a Ph.D. in American studies and lives in Brooklyn.
With Hannah Montana long gone, a new legion of tween TV shows has risen. Barbara Spindel explores a world of pop music, Scott Baio, and blogging dogs to discover what’s on offer.
Barbara Spindel on parents and kids watching TV together now, a distant cry from the torture of ‘Barney.’
The Nickelodeon live-action music show The Fresh Beat Band has the juice-box set squealing and forcing their parents to buy concert tickets. Strangely, the parents don’t mind.
In his strip, Garry Trudeau has taken on the school's administration for banning festivals named after his characters Duke and Zonker—because of their "hippie-druggie stereotype."
What does it say about progress when the most mainstream, Middle-American comic book introduces a gay character? Barbara Spindel on Archie’s cool new heartbreaker.
It's taken nearly 20 years for the crime novelist's work to be adapted for the screen, but Lifetime will air two of her lesser-known stories. Barbara Spindel spoke with Cornwell.
Twilight star Robert Pattinson’s ethereal good looks and off-screen love life have given the tabloids fresh blood. Barbara Spindel on the sexiest vampire alive.