Monday, September 13 2004
Many vibrant personalities host cooking shows, as well as numerous exceptional culinary teachers. Few individuals are both.
Tuesday, July 20 2004
Entertainment news shows are not interested in reporting
Tuesday, May 4 2004
No one expected that William Hung would now boast a CD out on Koch Records, an accompanying music video, and appearances on Ellen, the Tonight Show, and the Today Show. In other words, Hung is huge
The phenomenon of William Hung recalls such stereotypes: an infantilized, incompetent, and feminized (impotent) Asian male, he will never be 'the same'.
Monday, April 19 2004
With the little matter of the Super Bowl Halftime Show to get over, Janet Jackson did what she had to do. She returned to TV.
Monday, April 12 2004
MST3k taps into a more sophisticated language than do shows of lesser scope.
Monday, March 1 2004
Even if we never cease to be captivated by dirt, we need also to focus on substantive matters.
Oprah's appearance on Primetime Live did put faces and stories behind the devastating realities of the African AIDS crisis.
Thursday, December 11 2003
It's unclear how comfortable Brandis was with the 'former teen idol' label, and to what degree that label affected his choice to take his own life.
Tuesday, September 16 2003
When John Ritter died, in my grief, I felt like a very special oddball.
Monday, August 4 2003
Imagining The Jerry Springer Show as the radical vanguard is unspeakably ludicrous. What politics does it address or challenge?
'People would lay down their money and laugh and you'd see them walk out happy.'
Monday, July 14 2003
While Spike TV's philosophy may seem abrasive to some viewers, its content hardly deviates from standard television fare.
Sunday, May 18 2003
Buffy is often mentioned specifically as a "female empowerment" show, but one of its most inviting aspects is the way its cast has always been uncommonly split between guys and girls.
Monday, May 12 2003
We expect more from PBS. The competition is too stiff now, with four other networks showing commercial-free preschool programming. PBS Kids: It's time for really new ideas.
Monday, March 31 2003
Tell me the Tubby home doesn't resemble a bomb shelter.
Monday, March 3 2003
Fred Rogers was in a class all his own.
I didn't live in Mister Rogers' neighborhood. In fact the South Bronx was far removed from the white-bred and sanitized world where Rogers existed.
I remember as a toddler being damn near being reduced to tears of relief and exhilaration when Mr. Rogers looked me in the eye and recognized my own inner dramas. Through the course of an episode he gently untied all the psychic knots that get twisted in the mind of a troubled childhood.
Monday, February 10 2003
Martin Bashir's effort to catch Jackson out, to expose even the slightest craziness, was evident from the outset.