TV

Jon Stewart Made America More Cynical
February 13, 2015

Watching just eight minutes of “The Daily Show” left viewers across the political spectrum feeling much more negative about the whole political system.

Conservatives Have Waged a 50-Year War to Prove the News Media Can't Be Trusted
February 13, 2015

They say the Brian Williams scandal is just the latest proof.

Brian Williams Is Being Punished for Something Every Human Does
February 11, 2015

Unreliable memory is a feature, not a bug, of the human brain.

Meet the Black _________
The problem with racial equivalencies
February 09, 2015

The problem with racial equivalencies.

'Better Call Saul' Has Its Own Dark, Addictive Chemistry
February 06, 2015

"Better Call Saul" is a hero's journey with a seedy legal drama mixed in.

Serial Offenders
'Mad Men,' 'True Detective,' and the miseducation of the fanatical TV viewer
February 05, 2015

'Mad Men,' 'True Detective,' and the miseducation of the fanatical TV viewer.

'Parenthood' is Dead. Long Live the Sentimental Family Drama.
January 30, 2015

I may have been the sole stone-hearted viewer in America who watched all of last night’s series finale with dry eyes. 

'The Americans' Is TV's Smartest Show About Parenthood
January 27, 2015

The show is more elegant and sexy and confident than anything else on television.

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. 

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