TV

Stephen Colbert Didn't Change the World, But We Wouldn't Have Survived the Bush Years Without Him
December 19, 2014

Colbert's goodbye was predictably sentimental, but he deserved it. 

Watching Colbert Makes Conservatives Even More Conservative
December 18, 2014

“Not everyone comprehends the nature of Colbert’s satire.”

Stephen Colbert Is One of Pop Culture's Best Literary Boosters
Here are "The Colbert Report"'s most entertaining author interviews
December 17, 2014

Stephen Colbert's best author interviews.

The Year in Television: The Best Scenes of 2014
December 14, 2014

The TV moments we haven't been able to get out of our heads this year.

'Duck Dynasty''s Success Is Entirely Based on Selling a Fantasy
The enduring, commercial fallacy of the "authentic" man
November 24, 2014

Americans have remained uniquely enamored of the simple man who speaks homely truths and sees what his more sophisticated brethren cannot.

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.

'State of Affairs' Won't Save Katherine Heigl's Free-Falling Career
November 17, 2014

NBC's “Homeland”-for-dummies is a mess.

This Web Series Shows Good TV Doesn't Have to Be Like a Novel
November 12, 2014

"High Maintenance" has the economical storytelling and quiet revelations of the best short story collections.

If You Hate Jamie Oliver, You Might Just Be a Snob
November 07, 2014

Do you dislike Jamie Oliver because you’re ideologically opposed to his pasta dishes, or is it because the idea of a working class man who has acquired the privileges of middle class life pisses you off?

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