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Wednesday, July 30 2014

Linda Williams on the Melodrama of Black and White in ‘The Wire’

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

In Defense Of ... Netflix Being the Future of Television

After landing a gang of Emmy nominations, 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

The Women Behind ‘The Throne’

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

Talking ‘Homeland’: Backlash to the Backlash…

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

Gender and Corruption in ‘Boss’

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

The ‘Down-Low’ Is Still Kept Down and Low in Black Communities

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

‘Bored to Death: The Complete Second Season’ Is Anything but Boring

Jason Schwartzman, Ted Danson, and Zach Galifianakis share incredible chemistry as they struggle with success, failure, and substance abuse.


Friday, September 16 2011

Drawn Together: Cornell’s “Demon Knights” and the Ideal of Camelot

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

TV Highpoints and Lowpoints of 2010-2011… Number 1

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.


Monday, July 18 2011

HBO is Emmy nominations king


The Year in TV: April 2010 (Mixed Media) [18.Jan.11]
Gotta Be ‘In Treatment’ (Columns) [13.Jan.11]
The Year in TV: March 2010 (Mixed Media) [6.Jan.11]
February 2010 in TV (Mixed Media) [20.Dec.10]
Various Artists: Bored to Death Soundtrack (Capsule Reviews) [14.Oct.10]
‘The Wire’ As American Noir (Features) [7.Sep.10]
Brava, Bravo! (Columns) [8.Jul.10]
Hanging Out with HBO’s ‘Hung’ (Channel Surfing) [31.Jan.10]
HBO worth watching again (News) [3.Aug.09]
True Blood (Reviews) [14.Jun.09]
20 Questions: Paul Ben-Victor (Features) [12.Apr.09]
Death on a Factory Farm (Reviews) [16.Mar.09]
The Trials of Ted Haggard (Reviews) [2.Feb.09]
The Necktie and the Noose (Features) [1.Sep.08]
The Black List, Vol. 1 (Reviews) [25.Aug.08]
Women and ‘The Wire’ (Features) [24.Aug.08]
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