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September 2015

Postmortem: Did ‘True Detective’ Do Justice to Latino California?

In its shift to the different psychosphere of California, the show’s second season perpetuated Latino stereotypes instead of giving us a deeper and truer examination of the Golden State


August 2015

Where G.K. Chesterton and B.F. Skinner Meet: On Real Time with Bill Maher, 21 August 2015

The 21 August edition of Real Time with Bill Maher highlights the imbalance between the good politician, just yet already defeated, and the bad, given to nationalistic pandering and demagoguery.


‘Unplanned America’: “Boyz in the Hood” and ”Inhibition and Exhibition”

The reality TV road show tackles sex, cycling, and hip-hop in its third and fourth episodes.


‘Unplanned America’ Is an Unplanned Human Experience

While its premise reads as pat reality TV, Unplanned America actually provides a look at the very human sentiments behind some of America’s more unusual subcultures.


Why Not a Republican Vivisection?: On ‘Real Time with Bill Maher’, 14 August 2015

If Bill Maher sees himself as a lone bulwark of reason in a puritanical country still balking at Enlightenment values, the talk-show format of HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher tends to gravitate toward unenlightened left-right binaries.


Mr. Robot: Episode 9 - “m1rror1ng.qt”

Despite some Fight Club similarities, 'm1rror1ng.qt' proves that Mr. Robot stands on its own as a compelling, brilliant series.


Mr. Robot: Episode 8 - “wh1ter0se.m4v”

"wh1ter0se.m4v" is highlighted by one huge twist, a twist that not only makes sense in the show's universe but also works perfectly to propel the arc of Elliot’s delicate psyche


True Detective: Episode 8 - “Omega Station”

In season two, writer and creator Nic Pizzolatto created a stew of compelling characters, clichés, conveniences, complications, and schmaltz.


Mr. Robot: Episode 7 -  “V1EW_S0URCE.FLV”

Tyrell, Angela and Elliot all make decisions, both emotional and tactical, that will shape their fortunes from here on out.


Truth and Other Restrictions: ‘True Detective’ - Episode 7 - “Black Maps and Motel Rooms”

Series creator Nic Pizzolatto constructs the entire season on a simple exchange: death seems to be the metaphysical wage of knowledge.


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Country Fried Rock: Drivin' N' Cryin' to Be Inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame

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""If Drivin' N' Cryin' sounded as good in the '80s as we do now, we could have been as big as Cinderella." -- Kevn Kinney

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