Jim Bennett
Jim Bennett is a recovering actor, theater producer and politico, and he writes about pop culture and politics at his blog, stallioncornell.com.

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When former President Bush derided "The Simpsons" 20 years ago, he overlooked the morally redeeming qualities of this long-running series.
The original "Batman" TV series, arriving on Blu-Ray and DVD next month, is still delightful for children and adults alike.
The Internet has made movie spoilers almost impossible to avoid. But is that really a bad thing?
Muslim prohibition against portraying Islam's founder makes telling the story of this great religion extraordinarily difficult. But that hasn't stopped people from trying.
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is one of the few times when the ubiquity of the media has produced praiseworthy results. When was the last time the entire world was united in a cause that was so undeniably positi...
Paul McCartney sang mainly oldies during his recent Salt Lake City concert. That's a good thing.
I will miss Robin Williams, and so will everyone else.
It's not always easy to distinguish between piracy and legitimate media usage.
Monty Python is now officially dead, but that's unlikely to slow them down.
The TV series "Arrow" explores the inherent moral complexities of being a superhero.