What began with an unexpected photograph became a full-fledged ethical debacle.

The pop culture sphere was consumed last week by the friendship between daytime talk show host Ellen DeGeneres and former president George W. Bush.


Ellen DeGeneres and the privilege of agreeing to disagree

Mark Ruffalo and the comfort of dissent

Reese Witherspoon and the art of slowly backing away


Jameela Jamil and the humbling experience of getting it wrong

Everyone else and the safety net of keeping quiet