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May 2014

Addressing America’s Brutal Past in ‘The Address’

The Address shows that there’s no point to public education if students don’t walk away with useful lessons for life.

April 2014

Why ‘The Amazing Race’ Can’t Lose

With rare exception CBS's Amazing Race has had a lock on the annual Emmy, but its wins are more about formula than quality.

February 2014

Chalk It Up to Bad ‘Luck’: The Demise of Seven One-Season TV Wonders

Unfortunately, some shows seem destined for cancellation right away, regardless of critical acclaim or the support of small, fanatical groups of fans.

The New Unholy Alliance of Kids and Reality TV

Reality television has come for our children. And there’s not a damned thing we can do about it.

January 2014

Bravo’s Shaky Future

When it comes to its programming, what put the cable channel on the map may soon also lead to its downfall.

Shades of Grey: Television in Black and White

Recent trends in black and white viewership are changing TV's big picture, making it not so black and white.

November 2013

On Pushing the Edge of Edgy Jokes

By speaking more freely about rape, do we help destigmatize it? Or do we run the risk of trivializing it and cheapening its devastation?

Women Are on Top in ‘American Horror Story: Coven’

No show in recent memory has showcased such powerful and alluring women, and the performances of Jessica Lange, Emma Roberts, and Angela Bassett are pitch-perfect.

The Tested Truth About ‘Maury Povich’

More than just "Baby Daddy's" are revealed every day on Maury Povich's long-running talkshow.

October 2013

The Downfall of the News Junkie

Is there such a thing as being "too informed"?

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//Mixed media

Supernatural: Season 12, Episode 2 - "Mamma Mia"

// Channel Surfing

"A can't-miss episode completes the start of the new season.

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