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Marion Barry Was the Greatest Show on Earth
To one politically obsessed kid growing up in D.C., anyway
November 23, 2014

To one politically obsessed kid growing up in D.C., anyway.

No One Wanted to Talk About Bill Cosby's Alleged Crimes Because He Made White America Feel Good About Race
November 19, 2014

While the rapes were allegedly happening, he was telling white America the story it wanted to hear about itself.

A Mid-Season Assessment of 'Scandal''s New Feminist Speechifying
November 19, 2014

"Scandal" cut back on extreme plot twists for bombastic moralizing—and the show is as good as it's ever been.

Primetime TV Is More Diverse Than It's Ever Been. Why Now?
August 25, 2014

With "Black-ish" and "Cristela," network comedy is mining race, ethnicity, and cultural assimilation for laughs. 

Republicans War-Monger, Then Complain When We're Overwhelmed By Sick Vets
May 21, 2014

Is it too much to ask for a smidgen of self-awareness and restraint?

Penn State Is Still Feeling Pretty Good About Hiring Florida State's President
April 16, 2014

The university says it's not reconsidering its presidential pick. 

Four Questions That Chris Christie's Endless Press Conference Didn't Answer
January 09, 2014

The grilling of the New Jersey governor has only begun.

America's Least-Favorite City Has Become Television's Favorite Subject
November 25, 2013

America's least-favorite city is television's favorite backdrop.

What 'Scandal' Gets Right About Washington
November 25, 2013

The show gets the twisted, paranoid spirit of Washington right, even if it exaggerates the details.

The Zen Buddhist Who Preyed on His Upper East Side Students
November 15, 2013

What happened at Manhattan's Zen Studies Society?

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