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October 2013

Wednesdays This Fall: Your 2013 TV Preview

ABC is adding some new comedies to its sitcom line-up, the CW is hoping for another superpowered teen drama smash, and NBC tries to get hip.


“Felina” Is One of the Best Episodes of ‘Breaking Bad’

"Ozymandias" may be Breaking Bad's crowing achievement, but "Felina" gave audiences what they wanted, and it's mercifully devoid of pandering.


September 2013

Isn’t It Shocking?

With ample amounts of blood and guts, TV today is pushing the envelope of the violence. But is all this gore just masquerading creative shortcomings?


She Haunts Me Still: My Trip to Jenny Jones

More than a decade since attending her show, the not so behind-the-scenes tactics of day time talk still linger.


‘Big Brother’ Afterthoughts: The Season of the Racists?

As the controversial season of the CBS reality show concludes for the season, it's time to reflect on what we've learned about TV... and ourselves.


August 2013

FRAME-BY-FRAME: Breaking Bad S05E10/11 - “Buried / Confessions”

In a final season where the ultimate end-game is up for grabs, every character's motivations are up for dissection. Whether anyone can have the ending he seeks, however, remains the ultimate question.


The Worst Thing I Ever Saw

Sometimes TV is so bad it's not even "bad" in a good way! And sometimes it's memorable for all the wrong reasons.


Total Divas on E!: Just Switch it Off

Total Divas is WWE's ode to its own misogyny, its glorification of its belief that women are peripheral to real narratives and that women don't deserve the same opportunities as men.


Frame-By-Frame: Breaking Bad S5E9 - Blood Money

I've been saying it for years and tonight it held true: Introduce a DEA brother-in-law during season one and eventually you'll get a big boom. In "Blood Money", Dean Norris proves he's easily Bryan Cranston's acting equal.


Why Peter Capaldi Will Be an Amazing Doctor Who

The announcement, surprisingly, was not a left-turn that many were expecting. Some are raising hell over his place in the canon. You know what? It's going to be really, really hard to top Capaldi.


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Violin Virtuoso L. Subramaniam Mesmerizes in Rare New York Performance (Photos)

// Notes from the Road

"Co-presented by the World Music Institute, the 92Y hosted a rare and mesmerizing performance from India's violin virtuoso L. Subramaniam.

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