Brian Williams Is Being Punished for Something Every Human Does
February 11, 2015
Unreliable memory is a feature, not a bug, of the human brain.
Stop Resurrecting Dead TV Shows!
July 01, 2014
"Community" is coming back for a sixth season (and maybe a movie). Yahoo should have let it rest in peace.
The Republicans Who Are Learning to Embrace Obamacare
September 17, 2013
Most of the Obamacare press coverage on Monday was about a pair of polls—one from the Pew Center for the People and the Press, the other from NBC News and the Wall Street Journal.
The Reality Competition Show, Deconstructed
June 28, 2013
“Siberia,” the bizarre new series premiering Monday on NBC, is scripted horror drama framed as a reality competition show, which means that it replicates the thumping suspense and quick camera cuts of “Survivor” and “Fear Factor” and “The Amazing Ra
Betty White Is Not a Sex Machine
June 16, 2013
Our culture’s cruel obsession with dirty old women.
Bad TV: A Love Letter
January 30, 2013
"30 Rock" will be remembered, above all, as a love letter to bad TV.
Roe v. Wade Is More Popular Than Ever—A Fact the Supreme Court Is Unlikely to Ignore
January 22, 2013
And the Supreme Court Is unlikely to ignore that fact.
"1600 Penn" and the Tedium of the Goofball White House Comedy
January 10, 2013
"1600 Penn" is too absurd to be funny
Finished With Taxes? Not Even Close
January 06, 2013
With two new fiscal fights approaching, Republicans want taxes off the table.
This Hit Caused a Concussion. It Was Also Legal. Discuss.
December 28, 2012
Balancing the safety of NFL players and the quality of the game is not so simple.