Tuesday, April 22 2014
Mona Simpson’s novels, always sensitive and complex, have only become more so with time, acquiring the depth only a seasoned writer can proffer.
Friday, September 6 2013
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.
Sunday, June 23 2013
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.
Wednesday, May 1 2013
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.
Wednesday, August 10 2011
A look back at a 1990’s childhood, with “where is it now?” updates!
Friday, January 28 2011
Continuing out look at the year’s most notable television events, here’s what happened in May 2010.
Monday, December 20 2010
It was a month of high ratings, a truly “super” bowl, and shocking tragedies for TV audiences.
Friday, December 10 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.
Friday, October 22 2010
This is a look at likely contenders for the Song of the Year, which is a composer/songwriter’s award.
Thursday, October 7 2010
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.