What’s your favorite parent-child relationship in pop culture?

Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences, and to ponder how our diverse lives all led us to convene here together. Got a question you’d


Sinister hands and full nests: 14 types of family dysfunction

When it came time to map out The A.V. Club’s Unconventional Family Week, a roadblock was reached: What makes a family unconventional, anyway? Do makeshift clans, like the gang at Cheers or the Toy Story toys, fit the bill? In an effort to dispel confusion on all sides, we decided to define our terms, beginning with…