TV

Television's Long History of Humiliating Poor People
June 01, 2015

There is a long history in American game shows of exploiting the economically precarious for crass entertainment.

First Wives Club
May 18, 2015

Why all Hillary look-alikes don't look the same.

The 'Mad Men' Finale Wasn't As Cynical As You Think
May 18, 2015

So was what we call peace and enlightenment invented by guys like Donald Draper to sell Coca-Cola? 

'Survivor' Is a Damning Illustration of America’s Distorted Class Politics
May 05, 2015

The latest season of "Survivor" divides contestants by class—but forgets to talk about money.

The English Channel
April 21, 2015

British television is indulging in a vast, slow spasm of nostalgia.

All Apologies
April 20, 2015

A new Kurt Cobain documentary reminds us of what could have been.

Don Draper, Feminist
April 20, 2015

A perspective from a female ad exec.

You Should Be Watching 'Fortitude,' A Murder-Mystery That Makes Climate Change The Real Villain
April 08, 2015

Why this “Fargo” meets “Twin Peaks” TV show could only take place in an arctic icescape.

What Happened to the Weird 'Louie' of Last Season?
April 08, 2015

If the first four episodes of the new season of “Louie” are any indication, C.K. has lost his appetite for controversy.

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