TV

Death and Reality TV
What does the 'Buckwild' star's tragic end tell us about the genre?
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
George R.R. Martin and the genesis of a fantasy world
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
The wild inside story of how MSNBC became the voice of the left
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
How Fallon, Kimmel, and other shows are adapting to the viral age
March 05, 2013

How Fallon, Kimmel and other shows are adapting to the viral age.

Making Time for TV
Why parents who love television should let their kids watch, too
March 05, 2013

Why parents who love television should let their kids watch, too.

House of Cads
The psycho-sexual ordeal of reporting in Washington
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.

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