Articles tagged olympics, nbc

Red Gets Poisoned, but ‘The Blacklist’ Gets Better in “The Apothecary”

Decent writing, great casting, and a potential plot twist help The Blacklist recover some of its faded glory.

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‘This Is Us’ Slows Down to Question the Meaning of the Word Home

Home becomes a place to both run to and run away from in "The Right Thing to Do".

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‘This Is Us’ Offers the Viewer Many Gifts In Its First Christmas Episode

"Last Christmas" understands that the holidays are a time of both great joy and not-so-great family dynamics.

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‘This Is Us’ “The Trip” Explores the Past to Cast Light on the Present

A cabin in the woods becomes a place for revelation, recriminations, and reconfiguration in "The Trip".

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“Pilgrim Rick” Shows the Best (and Worst) Parts of Holiday Traditions

The past becomes the present and the present informs the past in This Is Us's Thanksgiving episode "Pilgrim Rick".

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“The Best Washing Machine” Comes Equipped With Sibling Rivalry, Hard Choices, and Big Secrets

With "The Best Washing Machine in the World", This Is Us reaffirms its understanding of the tone and rhythm of its narrative and its protagonists.

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‘This Is Us’ Has Some Mixed Messages About Parenting in “Career Days”

This Is Us is in danger of presenting parenthood as a zero sum game.

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‘This Is Us’: New Life, New Opportunities, and Loss are All Part of “The Game Plan”

You could try to resist This Is Us's particular brand of drama and schmaltz, but it's a pretty irresistible mix.

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“The Pool” Pulls at Some of the Dramatic Threads in ‘This Is Us’

As an encapsulation of what's great about the show "The Pool" is representative of the complex, challenging, smart, and lovely things This Is Us has to offer.

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‘This Is Us’: Only Three Episodes In, “Kyle” Establishes the Series as a Lovely, Lyrical Delight

"Kyle" continues the series' trend of focusing on the moments that affect one's entire life, small as they may be.

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‘This Is Us’: “The Big Three” Digs Deeper Into Story and Character

Post-pilot, the second episode offers deeper characterization, a big twist, and a lot more questions.

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‘This Is Us’: The Ties Between Family (Biological, Chosen, Found) Resonate From the Start

This Is Us offers a pilot episode full of warmth and nuance, with enough edge to keep it from being maudlin.

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The Dark Side of the Modern Olympics

The Olympic Games have been avid partners with society’s reactionaries: patriarchal men, white colonial elites, fascist politicians, and now neoliberal corporations.

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‘Race’, Jesse Owens, and the Fictions of History

With its nods to Leni Riefenstahl's filmmaking, Race, at least, reminds you that history is not static, but formed by storytelling.

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22 May 2015 // 12:42 PM

NBC’s ‘Aquarius’ Takes on 1960s Los Angeles

David Duchovny trades tracking aliens for chasing mass murders as a Los Angeles detective trying to do his job in a world of free love, long hair, cheap drugs, police brutality, rising crime, protests, Black Power and the Vietnam War.

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The Month In Pop Entertainment: August 2013

Here are your pop culture options for end-of-summer fun.

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The Month In Pop Entertainment: June 2013

Highlighting the month’s top releases in movies, music, television, and video games.

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Thoughts on the Olympics, Improvisation and Jay Adams

In Olympic action we hope to see perfection. With jazz improvisation we want something beyond even that.

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Standing at the Edge of a Cliff: China in Two Books

Like the scene in romantic movies where two lovers see each other from across a crowded room and begin running towards one another, culturally the US seems to be rushing towards China as fast as China is rushing towards the US.

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In Defense of a Team Better Than the Original Dream Team

Maybe today's US men's basketball team couldn't take down the original Dream Team. But who's to say there couldn't ever be a better team?

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U2's 'The Joshua Tree' Tour Reminds the Audience of their Politics

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"The Joshua Tree tour highlights U2's classic album with an epic and unforgettable new experience.

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