TV

The Media Forgets That AIDS Is Still an Epidemic, But Hollywood Doesn't
'The Normal Heart' is a damning indictment of our government's negligence
May 26, 2014

The Normal Heart and Dallas Buyers Club are ushering in a new kind of AIDS film, one that is finally willing to mount a damning indictment of our government's negligence.

Dissecting Mad Men's Hopeful, Saccharine Half-Season
May 26, 2014

As "Mad Men" nears its end, all the characters keep revisiting their past.

Spoiled Rotten
Thanks to the Reality Steve website, I know who wins "The Bachelorette." Why do I still watch?
May 20, 2014

Why do I still watch?

'Louie' Has Always Been Afraid of Continuity. Until Now?
May 19, 2014

Last night's "Louie" has the return of Russ and Daughters, Louie's Hungarian crush—and Pamela.

A Eulogy for the Creepiest Character on 'Game of Thrones'
May 18, 2014

If all the slimy wackos are dying, who will be left for us to hate? 

The Last King of the American Middlebrow
Who is Alex Trebek? For starters, he eats Snickers for breakfast and watches Fox News backstage.
May 14, 2014

Who is Alex Trebek?

'Louie's Tiresome Portrayal of Women
This week's "fat girl speech" reveals one of the show's biggest problems
May 13, 2014

"Louie"'s 'fat girl speech' reveals one of the show's biggest problems

Would 'Game of Thrones' Let Tyrion Die?
May 11, 2014

It's pretty clear that George R.R. Martin won’t hesitate to kill his darlings, his darlings' darlings, and most of all, his fans’ darlings.

'Louie' Is Back, as Strange and Dreamlike as Ever
May 05, 2014

Our foremost stand-up philosopher returns to TV, with two episodes that explore aging, mortality, money, and sex with his unique brand of morose uplift.

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