Author Archives: WESLEY MORRIS

Critic’s Notebook: In ’80s Comedies, Boys Had It Made. Girls Were the Joke.

Teen movies like “Porky’s” reveled in the dynamic of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s worst memory: “The uproarious laughter between the two, and their having fun at my expense.”

Critic’s Notebook: Oprah Earned This Museum Show. And It’s a Potent Spectacle.

An exhibition at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture captures what Oprah Winfrey and her TV show have meant.