Death and Reality TV
April 03, 2013
What does the 'Buckwild' star's tragic end tell us about the genre?
'Top of the Lake' is an Engaging Misstep
April 01, 2013
Why Jane Campion's turn to television isn't a complete success, while David Mamet's was.
The Man Behind Game of Thrones's Murky Moral Worldview
March 29, 2013
George R.R. Martin on writing Game of Thrones, dreaming of Staten Island, and his beef with Tolkien.
Philip Roth as Phenomenon of the American Spirit
March 26, 2013
Americans don’t really build statues to our literary heroes. Are PBS documentaries our substitute?
Slyer Than Fox
March 25, 2013
Phil Griffin is charming and impulsive, a TV savant who built MSNBC into a liberal oasis. But if you think he cares about the future of American liberalism, you’re very much mistaken.
'Duck Dynasty' and the Hyper-Masculine Redneck Reality Show
March 15, 2013
The men of A&E’s wildly popular reality show “Duck Dynasty” catch squirrels with their bare hands and skin frogs with a single flick of the wrist.
Late-Night Comedy, All Day Long
March 05, 2013
How Fallon, Kimmel and other shows are adapting to the viral age.
Making Time for TV
March 05, 2013
Why parents who love television should let their kids watch, too.
House of Cads
February 27, 2013
The psycho-sexual ordeal of reporting in Washington.
Dan Harmon and the Rise of the Woe-Is-Me Comedy Tour
February 25, 2013
Fired from your TV show? Just take your complaints on the road—for laughs, and of course money.