TV

The Real Drama of 'Girls' Has Never Been About Hannah
January 25, 2015

Previous sitcoms presented full formed characters, but "Girls" has always been more interested in the in-between states.

Golden Globes 2015: For Once, Hollywood Wasn't Self-Absorbed and Narcissistic
January 12, 2015

Hollywood presented its most high-minded version of itself at the Golden Globes: progressive, humble, and aware of the world outside the Beverly Hilton’s walls. 

'Girls' Season 4: New Location, Same Stunted Characters
January 10, 2015

What will the Iowa Writers' Workshop do to Hannah?

At Last, Television Shows Have Figured Out What Sex Is Like for Women
December 30, 2014

The year gave us an abundance of TV that showed sex from a female perspective, in all its dirty, awkward, steamy forms. 

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.

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