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Friday, October 24 2014

The Commandments of Lenny Bruce

Lenny Bruce made the stage his pulpit, the audience his parishioners, and stand-up the sermons for his alternative secular faith.


Wednesday, October 22 2014

The Problem With Current Sci-Fi Films and What We Should Learn From Watching ‘Moon’

With the recent surge in popularity of sci-fi/action hybrid films in mind, it's clear that sci-fi needs to get back to its roots.


Funny Faces on the Telly: Whose to Watch

Every few years there's a new batch of funny faces making the rounds on Britain's television panel shows. Here are a few faces worth watching.


Wednesday, October 15 2014

Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles

Sarah Silverman's second HBO special/comedy album gives us another healthy helping of rape, incest, oral sex, profanity and jokes about Jews. In other words, Sarah Silverman being herself.


Tuesday, July 15 2014

Mysterious Aliens and Inscrutable Humans: ‘Under the Skin’

The simple yet transformative hat-trick of Under the Skin is that it is the humans who are alien.


Friday, June 27 2014

Is There Anything Rob Brydon Can’t Do?

Sometimes it seems like Rob Brydon is everywhere in the comedy world. And that's a good thing.


Monday, February 17 2014

White Jumpsuits, Catsuited Babes, Pornstaches and Other Joys of ‘70s Sci-Fi Television

As the idealism of the ‘60s congealed into the malaise of the ‘70s, TV offered us small bands of forlorn humans in tight suits, roaming the stars. These are the “the starlost shows”.


Tuesday, February 4 2014

The Future Is Always Now: ‘21st Century Science Fiction’

Science fiction was never really about predicting the future so much as it was extrapolating and speculating on possible futures.


Tuesday, December 31 2013

Rob Delaney’s Zany, Surrealist, and Frequently Ribald Humor

Mother. Wife. Sister. Human. Warrior. Falcon. Yardstick. Turban. Cabbage. is the laugh riot one would hope for, coming from Twitter comedian extraordinaire, Rob Delaney.


Wednesday, June 12 2013

Will Netflix Kill TV?

Netflix is such a beautiful service that it’s terrifying. It’s given us everything we ever wanted, and one day we’ll look back on what a tragedy that was.


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Tig Notaro: Good One (Reviews) [22.Aug.11]
The 10 Greatest Sci-Fi Film Comedies of All Time (Short Ends and Leader) [10.Aug.11]
The 10 Worst Sci-Fi Films of All Time (Short Ends and Leader) [3.Aug.11]
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They Might Be Giants: Join Us (Reviews) [18.Jul.11]
In Praise of Silliness (Columns) [20.Jun.11]
‘Campus’ Series Premiere (Reviews) [25.Apr.11]
Playing the Fool (Moving Pixels) [22.Sep.10]
Starfleet Unitards for Women (Mixed Media) [21.May.10]
Lincoln Heights: Season One (Reviews) [11.Apr.10]
FOX Cancels “Sons of Tucson” (Mixed Media) [6.Apr.10]
On TV: Parenthood (video) (Mixed Media) [4.Mar.10]
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