Genius: Aretha strikes a chord for genius

Genius: Aretha is the third season of a National Geographic series about geniuses. The first two seasons were about Picasso and Einstein. Now we have Aretha Franklin. The series isn’t a traditional biopic. It’s more about the music than anything else. After streaming on the National Geographic channel, it’s now on Hulu.

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Review: Immigration Nation

Immigration Nation takes a long look at the current status of immigration into the United States. It looks from every angle – that of the immigrants, that of ICE, that of Homeland Security, that of activists, that of volunteers. It focuses in on individual people and how policies affect them.

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Review: Absurd Planet

Absurd Planet is absurd. It’s full of poop jokes and reproduction jokes and pop culture references. It’s corny and juvenile and stupidly sarcastic. It’s like Sesame Street became The Simpsons. Yet, weirdly, you can actually learn something from this documentary series.

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Review: Diagnosis

Diagnosis takes crowdsourcing into the medical field as a doctor uses her column in The New York Times Magazine to seek advice from around the world on hard to diagnose cases.

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