Recent Articles by Kandra Polatis
Published: Wednesday, June 11, 2014 7:30 pm MDT
The lines between good and evil are often blurred in popular TV shows and films. Why do people enjoy moral ambiguity and what does that mean for society?
Published: Wednesday, June 11, 2014 2:55 pm MDT
Viewers may be disgusted by prison conditions on the hit Netflix series "Orange Is the New Black." But a reality is worse than fiction at one of the prisons were the series was filmed, says an advocacy group.
Published: Friday, June 6, 2014 1:19 pm MDT
People are signing social media prenups to set boundaries on what images and information their future spouses share online.
Published: Friday, June 6, 2014 11:58 am MDT
A recent Slate article lambasted adults for reading young adult novels. Other writers defended YA fiction and discussed the benefits adults can obtain from reading these novels.
Published: Thursday, June 5, 2014 1:30 pm MDT
Two 12-year-old girls attempted to murder their friend to please a fictional horror character called Slender Man. This has caused experts to examine American culture, the line between fantasy and reality and th...
Published: Tuesday, June 3, 2014 11:00 am MDT
Charlize Theron and Gwyneth Paltrow have recently sparked controversy by using metaphors. Does this mean American conversation is becoming too literal?
Published: Monday, June 2, 2014 11:20 pm MDT
Maya Angelou, a renowned poet, author and civil rights activist who died at age 86 on Wednesday, was a woman of faith.
Published: Friday, May 30, 2014 2:54 pm MDT
Is it more difficult for celebrity moms to raise children than other working moms? Some say yes, other actresses say they are in a privileged position.
Published: Tuesday, May 27, 2014 3:54 pm MDT
Amazon's iron-handed negotiation tactics are harming authors, books and customers, critics say.
Published: Thursday, May 22, 2014 4:07 pm MDT
Several writers contend America needs more books focusing on diverse characters.