'Girls' Has Grown Up—And Isn't As Funny
January 09, 2014
This season of "Girls" can feel less Lena Dunham than Larry David.
The Veep Is More Popular Than the President
October 27, 2013
If Joe Biden really wants to get the most out of his time as vice president, he should sign a development deal instead of forming an exploratory committee.
Larry David Keeps Playing Himself, and It's Getting Old
August 12, 2013
Larry David might look like a new agey Moses in his HBO movie Clear History, which premiered Saturday night, but somehow the wild facial hair and flowing pants only serve to make him seem more like Larry David.
Love and Hatewatching
July 12, 2013
In defense of 'The Newsroom.'
James Gandolfini acted in and considered many roles in his distinguished career, but there was one man who fascinated him, whom he never got to play: New York’s powerful master builder, Robert Moses.
Christopher Guest Was Not Made for TV
May 10, 2013
Christopher Guest’s mockumentaries are small, perceptive oddities, so unblinkingly committed to the worlds they investigate that the comedy can seem almost accidental.
Journalism As Extreme Sport
April 05, 2013
HBO's "Vice" goes from Brooklyn to Afghanistan, ironic distance intact.
The Man Behind Game of Thrones's Murky Moral Worldview
March 29, 2013
George R.R. Martin on writing Game of Thrones, dreaming of Staten Island, and his beef with Tolkien.
Pacino as Phil Spector, Power Player Extraordinaire
March 23, 2013
The HBO biopic Phil Spector isn't a truthful work—but it gets some things very right.