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'Homeland' Is Falling Apart Before Our Very Eyes
November 14, 2013

It’s as hard to keep a longform television narrative going as it is to raise a child. Sometimes shorter forms are tempting, with old-hat conventions like climax and closure.

'Masters of Sex' Is The Best New Drama on TV
September 30, 2013

There’s a scene toward the end of the first episode of Showtime’s new drama “Masters of Sex” in which two test subjects embrace on a bed in a hospital laboratory. Bill Masters and Virginia Johnson, the real-life sex researchers from St.

How Accurate Was the 'Homeland' Premiere? A Former CIA Agent Weighs In
September 29, 2013

Robert Baer is a former CIA case officer who served everywhere from Iraq to the former Soviet Union.

The Hidden Secrets of TV Posters
July 18, 2013

The TV poster has evolved from marketing tool into artistic enterprise.

The Fixer Fixation
Showtime gives us a macho Olivia Pope and a new TV archetype
July 01, 2013

Ray Donovan; Olivia Pope; Michael Clayton. Why is pop culture so fixated on the professional fixer?

Bravo, Dick
In a new documentary, Cheney gives a masterful performance
March 14, 2013

The World According To Dick Cheney, a documentary that airs March 15 on Showtime, includes so fine an acoustical solo performance by its subject that it could be titled Dick Cheney Unplugged.