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February 2010

American Idol: Week #1, Top 12 Boys

After what was generally perceived as a lackluster performance from the girls on Tuesday, the Top 12 boys took the stage last night in hopes of


American Idol: Week #1, Top 12 Girls

There are those out there who prefer the audition shows to the actual American Idol competition, and tonight’s first live broadcast, on which the


Welcome to TIVO-lympics!

This is the first Olympics that I have viewed in a post-Tivo world. The DVR is such an omni-present part of my TV viewing experience


The Olympics, Take 2 (Or, Mary Carillo Cavorts with Polar Bears)

So, it has been over a week since my last contribution to this blog, and I am going to put blame where blame is due –


24: Wish Fulfillment for Policy Wonks

Most people know 24 as a taut thrill ride in real time. But there is a seamier side of the show that caters to the unfulfilled fantasy lives of our nation’s foreign policy and national security policymakers.


The Olympics, Take 1

So, it has been over a week since my last contribution to this blog, and I am going to put blame where blame is due—


American Idol: The Top 24 Is Revealed at Last

The Top 24 was just a Bing away for the last two weeks, but that didn’t stop American Idol from dragging out the official unveiling over two nights and three hours. In the end, though, it should be a fun competition with the remaining hopefuls.


What ‘Project Runway’ and Glenn Beck Have in Common

At the outset, I admit that I used the shady rhetorical trick of finding incidental common threads and declaring them definitional. On the other hand,


American Idol: Hollywood Week - Group Day

Group Day. The fatigue and the frustration. The mania and the mascara. The chiding and the childbirth. Yes, American Idol, after sending 85 golden-ticket-holders on a quick turnaround back home, 96 contestants competed in groups for a second round of cuts.


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