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July 2015

Sex, Drugs and Alternative Folk: ‘True Detective’ - Episode 6 - “Church in Ruins”

Despite a few Scooby Doo level of conveyance, writer/ creator Nic Pizzolatto finally starts giving the audience the kind of chemistry they expect.


The Beautiful Brokenness of ‘The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’

Make no mistake: Kimmy Schmidt is broken, and that may be her greatest strength.


True Detective: Episode 5 - “Other Lives”

Writer Nic Pizzolatto displays an affinity for placing clues in schools of red herrings.


Mr. Robot: Episode 5 - “3xploit.wmv”

In this Steel Mountain heist episode, much of F Society's plan rests on exploiting the faults in the human mind.


True Detective: Episode 4 - “Down Will Come”

Director Jeremy Podeswa and writer Nic Pizzolatto expand and extend a pervasive movie trope, but still leave their main characters and the viewers bewildered, befuddled, and anticipating the next installment.


Mr. Robot - Episode 4: da3mons.mp4

This week, we delve into daemons, which Elliot tells us are background programs that run whether or not we are aware of them.


Mr. Robot - Episode 3 “d3bug.mkv”

Will Mr. Robot stay on the fringes, where so many of its interesting characters exist, or will it regress the mean?


‘True Detective’: Maybe Tomorrow

True Detective, Season 2, Episode 3: Where does the kitsch end and the surreal begin?


June 2015

Season Two of ‘True Detective’ Needs More of the Surreal

Is decoding director Justin Lin's second season of True Detective important, or just thought candy for TV snobs?


‘Orphan Black’ Season 3: The Good, the Bad, and the Mango Scorpion

Jailbreaks, school elections, double-crosses, and the single most unexpected and jaw-dropping twerk sequence ever filmed: Orphan Black's third season wasn't flawless, but it was a doozy.


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A Chat with José González at Newport Folk Festival

// Notes from the Road

"José González's sets during Newport Folk Festival weren't on his birthday (that is today) but each looked to be a special intimate performance.

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