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All a Put-On, Man: Six Weird Things About ‘Beyond the Valley of the Dolls’

This story's milieu is a special mythical corner of The Establishment, and yet it's weird as hell.

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To Explore Strange New Worlds: ‘Star Trek’ and Its Pornographic Parodies

Pornographic productions created with mindful attention to the source material and fandom may well be considered as transformative works of fan art.

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Jerry Lewis Shines, but the Bloom Is Off ‘Max Rose’

Jerry Lewis slips easily into this curmudgeonly role; he understands bitter sarcasm and stifling silence like he understands a good pratfall.

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BrainDead: Season 1, Episodes 12 and 13, “Talking Points ... ” and “The End ...”

As BrainDead says so long for the summer, it reaches its highest point yet.

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Atlanta: Season 1, Episodes 1 and 2 - “The Big Bang” and “Streets on Lock”

Donald Glover's new series Atlanta is a confident and fully formed comedy.

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12 Sep 2016 // 8:00 AM

Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll: Season 2

Denis Leary investigating his own mortality is just one way season two of Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll shows why the series deserves a third season.

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Sumptuous Buffoonery: The Continuing Appeal of ‘Jeeves and Wooster’

A combination of Fry and Laurie's talents and timeless source material keeps Jeeves and Wooster funny more than 20 years later.

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Juliet Nicolson Breaks the Cycle of Unhappiness in ‘A House Full of Daughters’

Juliet Nicolson has a storied family tree, the family writing talent, and an unhappy legacy: which she reversed.

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BrainDead: Season 1, Episode 11 - “Six Points ...”

With only one week left, BrainDead picks up the pace, and boy, does it work.

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19 Years on, ‘South Park’ Is Serialized, Fully Realized, Never Homogenized SoDoSoPa

Who better to mock and satirize our world than our ever-evolving South Park characters?

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Hip-Hop Abroad: An Interview With Chad Hartigan and Markees Christmas

Chad Hartigan and Markees Christmas break down their new cross-cultural, coming-of-age movie, Morris From America.

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7 Sep 2016 // 11:44 AM

Geeking Out: Season 1

Renaissance man Kevin Smith tries his hands at a fluff talk show; it's better than most, but still limited by the genre.

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Hometown Blues: An Interview With John Krasinski and Margo Martindale of ‘The Hollars’

John Krasinski and Margo Martindale talk about family, parenthood, and their new film, The Hollars.

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‘Five Day Lover’ and ‘On Guard’ in Dapper Double-Feature of Romance and Swashbuckling

Broca's brain is ruled by a French heart in an odd but gorgeous pairing.

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‘Seinfeldia’: Yada yada yada ...

Seinfeld may have been “a show about nothing”, but Seinfeldia has plenty of fascinating things to say about it.

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Roadies: Season 1, Episode 10 - “The Load Out”

In the season finale, we bid good-bye to larger-than-life uber-roadie Phil Valentine and wrap up the other, somewhat lacking, plot lines.

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‘Young Frankenstein’ and Gene Wilder’s Neighing Legacy

Young Frankenstein is a key film in Wilder’s cinematic legacy, and we are part of Wilder’s legacy every time we quote (even "neigh") Young Frankenstein.

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BrainDead: Season 1, Episode 10, “The Path to War Part Two…”

This is a series that works best when it focuses most on paranoia. That's why this week's hour was the season's best.

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How Mature Can You Get? ‘Wild in the Streets’

Barry Shear's film is a jaundiced look at politics, youth culture, and everything in the air of 1968.

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Writing in Subtext: The Brilliance and the Problems of ‘Steven Universe’

Steven Universe may be one of the most progressive cartoons ever, but it still stumbles when it comes to depictions of race.

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Here Comes the Bloom: Timothy Bloom Takes Hip-Hop to the Sock-Hop

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"More sock-hop than hip-hop, soulster Timothy Bloom does a stunning '50s revamp on contemporary R&B.

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