Friday, August 22 2014
If previous seasons gave us glimpses of the evil that men do, then this penultimate season of HBO's best current series gives us an extreme closeup.
Wednesday, July 30 2014
On The Wire is a must-read book for everyone who believes that the HBO series is life-changing fiction of the highest order.
Wednesday, July 31 2013
The Little Red Envelope That Could has established itself as a go-to place for quality original programming. The next step? World domination.
Thursday, May 23 2013
Just what is it that is drawing these new female viewers to a show and genre that has historically been the realm of a largely male audience? It probably has something to do with fact that the women of Game of Thrones are some of the most powerful and dynamic female characters on television right now.
Thursday, December 6 2012
The backlash-to-the-backlash articles have followed suit, reminding readers that this is indeed a television show, one that has always been more interested in maintaining suspense and surprising viewers than in subtlety or in portraying the business of fighting terrorism with any degree of realism.
Monday, March 5 2012
The women of Boss are strong, smart and strategic, but can powerful women be happy too? How can they be mothers and leaders? Do they have to be cold and calculating?
Monday, November 14 2011
Despite gay rights progress on many fronts, the problems of black LGBT people are still largely invisible, as they are often shunned by the black communities from which they come.
Tuesday, October 11 2011
Jason Schwartzman, Ted Danson, and Zach Galifianakis share incredible chemistry as they struggle with success, failure, and substance abuse.
Friday, September 16 2011
In Demon Knights Paul Cornell not only dramatizes the idea of Camelot, but exquisitely reenacts it at one of the oldest comicbook publishers.
Monday, August 22 2011
Several new series debuted in April 2011 to transform what had been a mediocre season into an exceptional one, including Game of Thrones. AMC, meanwhile, systematically abused three of its great series, calling into question whether the cable network is truly ready for the big time.