TV

Why I'm (Almost) Glad 'Crossfire' Is Coming Back
The original CNN show was better than the cable slugfests it inspired. The revived version might not be.
April 29, 2013

The original CNN show was better than the cable slugfests it inspired. The revived version might not be.

Conan O'Brien’s WHCD Jokes Were A Missed Opportunity
The comedian couldn't help making himself, not the media, the butt of his jokes
April 29, 2013

The comedian couldn't help making himself, not the media, the butt of his jokes.

Dear TV: 'Mad Men' Season Six: Episode 5
History hits home
April 29, 2013

So many phone calls, so little communication. 

The Sneaky Feminism of 'Veep'
Selina Meyer and the problem with female characters in political comedies
April 29, 2013

Selina Meyer and the problem with female characters in political comedies.

The Subtle Suspense of the Sundance Channel's 'Rectify'
April 23, 2013

A striking alternative to the frenetic violence on other networks.

Dear TV: 'Mad Men' Season Six: Episode 4, Post 2
Daytime Drama, or To Discipline and To Punish
April 22, 2013

The increasingly murky moral universe of "Mad Men."

Dear TV: 'Mad Men' Season Six: Episode 4, Post 1
Just A Couple of Young Secretaries
April 22, 2013

Dear Television is Jane Hu, Evan Kindley, Lili Loofbourow, and Phillip Maciak. This season, they'll be posting weekly letters about AMC's "Mad Men." While this is not a full recap, there are still plenty of spoilers. Read the last installment here.

Boston Under Siege, My Kids in the Driveway
Why I avoided the media last week
April 22, 2013

America feels increasingly like a nation united by spectacles of atrocity.

The Media Myth of the Dyad
Partners in crime are rarely what they seem on TV
April 20, 2013

Partners in crime are rarely what they seem on TV.

Paradise Lost
'Top of the Lake' ends as a beautiful mess
April 18, 2013

After its two-part conclusion on Monday night, Top of the Lake seems imperfect, but so is life and so are the mountains in the show—they are wild, insisting on shapes of their own.

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