'Veep' Is a Nihilist Satire, and It's More Accurate than You Realize
April 03, 2014

 Before, the joke was that the vice president had no power. Now the joke is politics itself. All of it.

NY Mag Writer Is Clearly in Love With Julia Louis-Dreyfus
December 09, 2013

I enjoyed Jonathan Van Meter's interesting profile of Julia Louis-Dreyfus in New York magazine because it manages to get at all the ways in which Louis-Dreyfus is a compelling person and first-rate comic actress.

America's Least-Favorite City Has Become Television's Favorite Subject
November 25, 2013

America's least-favorite city is television's favorite backdrop.

The Veep Is More Popular Than the President
October 27, 2013

If Joe Biden really wants to get the most out of his time as vice president, he should sign a development deal instead of forming an exploratory committee.

The Sneaky Feminism of 'Veep'
April 29, 2013

Selina Meyer and the problem with female characters in political comedies.

How 'Veep' Misses the Tragedy and Comedy of Liberal Politics
May 14, 2012

I love politics, and I have a sense of humor, but comedic takes on politics usually leave me cold. If there’s an exception, it’s the work of the Scottish director Armando Ianucci. His 2007 film In the Loop, while full of absurdity, captured the spirit of decision-making leading up to the Iraq War, in both the U.S. and the U.K., as effectively as any journalistic account.