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‘Casebook’ Is an Engrossing Example of the Coming of Age Novel

Mona Simpson’s novels, always sensitive and complex, have only become more so with time, acquiring the depth only a seasoned writer can proffer.

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6 Sep 2013 // 3:15 AM

Family Guy’s Sunday Services

Whereas The Simpsons makes an effort to balance its religious satire with pro-spiritual representations, Family Guy largely regards organized faith as wholly corrupt and its believers as dupes and dopes.

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Is ‘The Simpsons’ TV’s Most Sacred Show?

The Simpsons has always taken topical roads less traveled and nowhere is this more apparent than in its regular engagement of personal, institutional, and social issues surrounding religion.

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When Love and Money Are Not Enough: Meg Wolitzer’s ‘The Interestings’

The Interestings revisits certain Wolitzer themes: the wish for talent versus the possession of it, competition amongst friends, parenting developmentally disabled children, the challenges faced by gay people, and mortal illness.

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Recent Retro, Or What Will We Be Nostalgic About in the Future?

A look back at a 1990’s childhood, with “where is it now?” updates!

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28 Jan 2011 // 8:30 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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20 Dec 2010 // 6:45 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 // 7:04 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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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 Simpsons’ Gleeful Commentary on the Dark Side of the Arts

The Simpsons neatly bursts Glee’s bubbly premise that the arts are the lifeblood of society, and freedom to be oneself is a guaranteed human right.

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Your Virtual Fall TV Preview: Weekends

This is the time of year when all the broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, and the CW) put out those cheap, cheesy “preview” specials.

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Paul McCartney - “Maybe I’m Amazed”

Every artist has a signature song, which becomes the symbol of their entire career. For better or worse, it sums up how the public views

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How Does One Beat the Heat? Try Descending Into Icy Madness

To cope with the heat wave, advisories suggest visiting 'cooling centers' or public pools. To achieve a truly chilled-out state of mind, however, why not open the door to your mind and let the iceman cometh inside?

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5 Feb 2010 // 3:00 PM

All in the Modern Family

Modern Family is more than just a very funny show. It also takes a step toward rescuing the sitcom family from the mean-spirited vein it has been stuck in for more than a decade.

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The Simpsons, ‘Radio Bart’ Part 1: Floyd Collins and Kathy Fiscus

'Radio Bart' draws on 70 years of media history to position itself in that uneasy mix of altruism, morbid curiosity and callous self-interest.

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24 Dec 2009 // 3:02 AM

The Ten Best Holiday Episodes

A countdown of the 10 best holiday themed TV episodes

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Having survived her initial success, Margaret Cho is ready to go back on TV

GLENDALE, Calif. — Standup comedian Margaret Cho was never the polite, little Asian girl who covered her mouth when she laughed and made straight As. In

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The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XIX

The way The Simpsons not only apes, but also twists familiar cultural touchstones shows reveals again that it's still smarter than all other parodists.

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The Simpsons: Season 20 Premiere

For its 20th season premiere, The Simpsons takes aim at all the big targets: bounty hunting, the IRA, and erotic baking.

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Goodbye 20th Century by David Browne

On more than one occasion the band’s collective memory is not exactly in synch, a point that only further reminds us that we are reading a mythology, not a chronicle.

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