Emily Nussbaum

Stop Calling “Homeland” The Anti-“24”
September 29, 2012

Carrie Mathison has more in common with Jack Bauer than her fans admit.

Sex and the Single 'Girls'
April 16, 2012

It has been widely acknowledged that HBO’s “Girls” features what is likely the worst sex ever seen on the small screen—or, at least, the worst sex with a female mind at its emotional center. This is fumbling, incompetent sex, performed on a dirty couch in yellowish lighting and filmed from unforgiving angles. Hannah, the character played by Lena Dunham, who is also the show’s creator, gets mounted from behind by her terrible not-quite-boyfriend, Adam.

Lost Love
January 31, 2008

Emily Nussbaum on life as a "Lost" fan: Basically, we're kind of like John Locke: Befriend us under false pretenses, steal our kidney, smash us through a window, toss us in a mass grave! You're still our daddy, and we'll follow you anywhere.  I know what I'll be doing at 8 pm tonight. (Sorry, California debate.) --Christopher Orr Update: In comments, CharlesFosterKane quips: "Emily Nussbaum on life as a 'Lost' fan, or a Clinton supporter?"