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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.

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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.

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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.

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11 Nov 2010 // 6:34 AM

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.

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NEW YORK — Sarah Palin’s new show on Fox News will debut Thursday without a segment featuring LL Cool J after the performer complained the

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21 Jan 2010 // 7:00 AM

CHICAGO — New York Times Co.‘s move to introduce an online pay model seems like a reasonable measure to cope with deteriorating advertising revenue, but

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30 Jul 2009 // 10:00 PM

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.

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6 May 2009 // 10:30 AM

NEW YORK — In the Age of Obama, Fox News is thriving. The conservative news cabler has forged a ratings-rich bond with an audience that feels

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The ongoing saga that is the Boston Globe vs. the New York Times Company took an intriguing, if not unnecessary turn Friday as workers at

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4 Mar 2009 // 3:00 AM

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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2 Feb 2009 // 12:39 PM

From the New York Times, this week, on the complicated legacy of Roberto Bolano. Few writers are more acclaimed right now than the Chilean novelist

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OMG - The 20 Worst Films of 2008

There's bad, and then there's 2008 level bad. You know this list is looking down into a deep dark bottomless pit of cinematic despair when Mike Myers' shameful Love Guru didn't even make the Top 20!

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3 Nov 2008 // 7:03 AM

Depending upon how you look at it, when it launched in Feb. 2007, Fox News Channel’s late-night comedy-news hour “RedEye w/Greg Gutfeld” - it

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How to Lose Friends & Alienate People

As you and Alison wait for Sidney to come around, How to Lose Friends & Alienate People loses its way.

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20 Questions: Howard Blum

Bestselling author, Vanity Fair contributing editor, and New York Times award-winning investigative reporter Howard Blum chats with PopMatters 20 Questions about Bob Dylan, Melville's Ishmael, and a bit of a Mafioso affinity.

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Talk, Talk, Talk: October 2008

What studio suit thought this was a good idea? With four months to schedule your high priced efforts, you instead unload almost 30 overpriced pictures on an unsuspecting movie audience.

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The X-Factor: A look back at ‘The X-Files’ greatest monsters

The exhaustive (and frequently exhausting) conspiracies of “The X-Files” - you know, the aliens, the black oil, the nasal implants, the bees, the unmarked helicopters,

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The X-Files: I Want to Believe

In The X-Files: I Want to Believe, ooky canted shots of trundling agents in "FBI"-emblazoned jackets seem like refreshing counterprogramming amid the rumble of the season's action movies.

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‘X-Files’ More Dated than Daring

While some may consider it blasphemous, The X-Files was really nothing more than somber serious science fiction in an era overrun by otherwise slapdash space

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23 Jul 2008 // 2:28 PM

‘X-Files’ stars stay silent on specifics

SAN FRANCISCO - The truth may very well be out there. But David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson aren’t eager to share it. The stars

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