Sunday, January 11 2009
If television is indeed a vast cultural and artistic wasteland, then the 10 examples of culpable amusement selected by our staff must represent something significant -- or perhaps we're just way too addicted to the old boob tube.
Monday, September 22 2008
CSI: Miami foregrounds, in its best episodes, the effects of transnational capitalism.
Wednesday, December 5 2007
By possessing a superior moral stand and a precise sense for justice, and by never having to justify his actions to anybody, Horatio is the perfect embodiment of the quintessential Old West crime fighter.
Thursday, October 11 2007
The format forced the issue among cult and commercial products. And TV on DVD highlighted the cream of the creative, forward thinking crop.
Monday, February 28 2005
CSI Miami celebrates wars on terror, drugs, and crime that disproportionately affect communities of color.
Tuesday, July 6 2004
CSI Miami presents cases so clinically that it can introduce issues as scandalous as anything on reality TV without appearing exploitative.
Monday, September 30 2002
Sunday, January 1 1995
Alice is quite visibly 'alone,' differentiated by her race and class from the folks who populate the streets, marketplaces, and televised protests against the oil company. And indeed, Alice's bond with Terry begins with the fact that he's Anglo, and she feels she can 'trust' him.
The camera pans across the protest scene focusing briefly on a placard in Spanish but conveniently translated to English in subtitle: 'Shoot the Imperialist Bastards.' This sudden interjection is startling, set against a backdrop of relative fluff.