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Monday, February 16 2015

The Three Most Underappreciated ‘Daily Show’ Moments

These three segments may not be Jon Stewart's most popular ones, but they do represent him at his most intelligent, heartfelt, and, of course, downright funny.

Sunday, August 12 2012

Like an Adored Elderly Relative You Visit: ‘The Story of the Costume Drama’

These period pieces are often relatable, funny, and addictive, but what makes these costume dramas so successful is the great care that is obviously taken in telling their stories.

Tuesday, March 1 2011

Hangin’ with the New Bolivarians in Oliver Stone’s ‘South of the Border’

Oliver Stone has chosen to channel his 'radical' political leanings into his documentaries, and this film would seem to bear that out.

Thursday, November 11 2010

The Top Ten Pop Culture Podcasts

The exhilarating world of podcasting opens up new opportunities for pop culture analysis in the relatively young medium. Here is a list of ten particularly rewarding podcasts covering the worlds of film, television, music, and literature.

Thursday, January 21 2010 to launch ‘metered’ pay model in 2011

Thursday, July 30 2009

Bleak House

The special edition of this Dickens classic is an admirable example of the superiority of the Blu-ray format, highlighting the voluptuous period settings and finely wrought details in every episode of the 2005 mini-series.

Wednesday, May 6 2009

In the Obama age, Fox News finds the right stuff

Wednesday, March 4 2009

Cheever: Straight No Chaser

Cheever's stories are not autobiographical so much as stark documents from the same era he lived, wrote and drank in.

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