Jake Meaney
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The Crows Come Home to Roost: The Death of Lisa Kimmel Fisher | 16 Nov 2011 // 4:00 PM

Six Feet Under concludes its third season with a bold suite of emotionally devastating episodes that go straight for the jugular, nearly drowning the Fishers -- and the viewers -- under a tidal wave of fear, guilt and despair.

Independent Film Festival of Boston 2009 | 27 May 2009 // 5:00 PM

A perfect occasion to get drunk on film, to fall in love with the movies, to reassert the primacy of film as the last central universal art form.


Once More Unto the Beach: The Final Season of Jersey Shore | 20 Mar 2013 // 6:30 PM

Post-Hurricane Sandy, the questions the final season of Jersey Shore raise are disturbing: Can we ever go back to the shore? Can we ever rebuild what was broken?


Watching 'Scandal' Is Like Riding a Runaway Train -- Hang on Tight! | 15 Sep 2013 // 10:30 PM

In its ridiculously entertaining second season, Scandal comes into its own as one of television’s great thrill rides, a runaway train of twisty, soapy plotting that never stops.

Matthew McConaughey Gives Viewers a Strong Jolt of Reckoning in 'Killer Joe' | 16 Jan 2013 // 10:10 PM

Killer Joe is a nasty piece of work, a bleak, sadistic but oddly funny noir boasting a startlingly dark turn by Matthew McConaughey as the titular hitman, and a breakout performance by Juno Temple.


The 2013 Primetime Emmy Nominations Prove the Future is Now | 18 Jul 2013 // 6:20 AM

Even while it mostly stands pat, Emmy’s surprise acknowledgment of Netflix original programming heralds mainstream success for a new broadcasting model.

When It Comes to 'Happy Endings', Someone Up There Loves Us/Hates Us | 1 Apr 2013 // 3:00 AM

ABC's new campaign to "Save Happy Endings" is a bold and contemptuous new parlay in the ongoing war between networks and audiences.

//Mixed media


"No Dollars in Duende": On Making Uncompromising, Spirited Music

// Sound Affects

"On the elusive yet clearly existential sadness that adds layers and textures to music.

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