Laura Bennett

Staff Writer

A striking alternative to the frenetic violence on other networks.

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The Media Myth of the Dyad

Partners in crime are rarely what they seem on TV

Partners in crime are rarely what they seem on TV.

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Rebel Wilson Wants You to Squirm

The rising Aussie comedienne is the anti–Melissa McCarthy

The rising Aussie comedienne is the anti–Melissa McCarthy.

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Journalism As Extreme Sport

HBO's "Vice" goes from Brooklyn to Afghanistan, ironic distance intact

HBO's "Vice" goes from Brooklyn to Afghanistan, ironic distance intact.

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Death and Reality TV

What does the 'Buckwild' star's tragic end tell us about the genre?

What does the 'Buckwild' star's tragic end tell us about the genre?

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The Man Behind Game of Thrones's Murky Moral Worldview

George R.R. Martin and the genesis of a fantasy world

George R.R. Martin on writing Game of Thrones, dreaming of Staten Island, and his beef with Tolkien.

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Bikini Overkill

Harmony Korine's Dystopian Vision

Spring Breakers is lacquered with so much Hollywood gloss, it's  hard to tell what's underneath.

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The men of A&E’s wildly popular reality show “Duck Dynasty” catch squirrels with their bare hands and skin frogs with a single flick of the wrist. They say things like “My idea of happiness is killin’ things” and “That is how you trap a lizard, boys.” They sit with their legs wide apart and their barrel chests puffed out. They project a primal, frontier masculinity—the rifles slung over shoulders, the endless supply of camouflage pants, the craggy faces swallowed by beard. And for some reason, people are watching.

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Late-Night Comedy, All Day Long

How Fallon, Kimmel, and other shows are adapting to the viral age

How Fallon, Kimmel and other shows are adapting to the viral age.

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Fired from your TV show? Just take your complaints on the road—for laughs, and of course money.

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