TV

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.

Dear TV: 'Mad Men' Season Six: Episode 3, Post 2
“Do You Know What You’re Fighting For?”
April 16, 2013

Dear Television,

Rebel Wilson Wants You to Squirm
The rising Aussie comedienne is the anti–Melissa McCarthy
April 15, 2013

The rising Aussie comedienne is the anti–Melissa McCarthy.

Dear TV: 'Mad Men' Season Six: Episode 3
The Rules of Engagement
April 15, 2013

In last night's "Mad Men," everyone's a prostitute.

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