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Ford & Lopatin: Channel Pressure

A work of heroic heritage -- reorganizing an era that is too often dismissed as sterile.

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Colin Hay: The PopMatters Video Interview

The former Men at Work frontman sits down with PopMatters to talk about the passing of his father, adding humor to dramatic songs, and how he wish he got rid of that fluteline all those years ago ...

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Glamour, Money and Historical Accuracy in ‘The Playboy Club’

A potential exploration into the drama behind the glamour, The Playboy Club cast Amber Heard as the new Bunny in town, Naturi Naughton, who wants to be the first black Playboy centerfold, and Laura Benanti as their Bunny Mother.

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How Much Does an Accurate Location Matter When Watching TV?

Unlike other formats, the sitcom allows us to suspend disbelief because we know this is a set, we know there’s a reason we’ve never actually seen a New York street in Friends, or the fourth wall of an apartment in any show. And we’re okay with that.

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21 Apr 2011 // 4:04 AM

The Year In TV: November 2010

Continuing our look at the year’s most notable television events, here’s what happened in November 2010.

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14 Apr 2011 // 3:48 AM

‘The Paul Reiser Show,’ premiering Thursday on NBC

LOS ANGELES — In the first episode of “The Paul Reiser Show,” which premieres Thursday night on NBC, Reiser’s fictionalized version of himself, still lost

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‘Dollhouse’, Fox Television, and Cultural Fragmentation

In an age of a deeply fragmented television audience, did Fox Television make a mistake in trying to market Joss Whedon's Dollhouse to a general audience instead of the niche audience that represents Whedon's fanbase?

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28 Feb 2011 // 4:15 AM

The Year in TV: August 2010

Continuing out look at the year’s most notable television events, here’s what happened in August 2010.

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25 Feb 2011 // 4:15 AM

The Year in TV: July 2010

Continuing out look at the year’s most notable television events, here’s what happened in July 2010.

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‘Perfect Couples’ Tries to Be ‘Friends’ for the Modern Audience

Perfect Couples, with its sort-of recognizable cast, sets up the conceit that all couples are weird, no matter how you look at them, and no matter how normal they think they are.

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Super Bowl 2011’s Best Commercials

The Super Bowl isn’t just the biggest night of the year for football fans, it’s also TV advertising’s main event.

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‘Doctor Who: The Movie’ Gives Viewers the All-American TARDIS

If you've ever wondered what an American version of Doctor Who would look like, well, here it is.

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The world needs more Orson Welles, and we just might get it. Though quite the Renaissance man, Welles’s directorial efforts always seemed to be

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28 Jan 2011 // 7:30 AM

The Year In TV: May 2010

Continuing out look at the year’s most notable television events, here’s what happened in May 2010.

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18 Jan 2011 // 5:30 AM

The Year in TV: April 2010

Continuing out look at the year’s most notable television events, here’s what happened in April 2010.

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6 Jan 2011 // 4:10 AM

The Year in TV: March 2010

Continuing our look at the year’s most notable television events, here’s what happened in March 2010.

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20 Dec 2010 // 5:45 AM

February 2010 in TV

It was a month of high ratings, a truly “super” bowl, and shocking tragedies for TV audiences.

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10 Dec 2010 // 6:04 AM

The Year in TV: January 2010

Because so many noteworthy things happened in the history of American television this year, it’s best to look at it all one month at a time. So let’s take a look at the biggest events on TV in January 2010.

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19 Nov 2010 // 10:59 AM

2011’s TV Trend: Remakes

The 2010 TV season is barely over, but the networks have already examined what did or didn’t work. The biggest new hit, CBS’ Hawaii 5-0

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Potential Grammy Nominees for Song of the Year?

This is a look at likely contenders for the Song of the Year, which is a composer/songwriter’s award.

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The Moving Pixels Podcast Explores 'This Is the Police'

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"This week we take a look at the themes and politics of This Is the Police.

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