Esther Breger
Assistant Editor

Television's Long History of Humiliating Poor People
June 01, 2015

There is a long history in American game shows of exploiting the economically precarious for crass entertainment.

First Wives Club
May 18, 2015

Why all Hillary look-alikes don't look the same.

The 'Mad Men' Finale Wasn't As Cynical As You Think
May 18, 2015

So was what we call peace and enlightenment invented by guys like Donald Draper to sell Coca-Cola? 

What Happened to the Weird 'Louie' of Last Season?
April 08, 2015

If the first four episodes of the new season of “Louie” are any indication, C.K. has lost his appetite for controversy.

In Mad Men's Final Season, Work Is Just a Way to Kill Time Before You Die
April 03, 2015

For the characters of Mad Men, happily ever after is about as likely as Don Draper jumping out his office window—which is to say, not very.

Trevor Noah Is the Latest Sign of Late Night's International Wave
March 30, 2015

The South African comic can bring "The Daily Show" fresher targets than Fox News.

Netflix's 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' Is an Instant Sitcom Classic
March 08, 2015

The Tina Fey-produced series is less cynical than "30 Rock," but also darker.

Your Straight Hair Doesn't Equal Strength
March 05, 2015

Why we need more curly-haired heroines on television.

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