The Best TV Shows of 2012 | 16 Jan 2013 // 5:10 PM

Thanks to imports and cable channel choices, the year in TV was very interesting indeed. Where else can classical detectives meet with their updated complements, or sullen 20-somethings smirk at their ancient societal/criminal betters? Oh, and don't forget squid.

The Best Television Shows of 2011 | 10 Jan 2012 // 4:00 PM

The small screen offers up the usual suspects, proving once again that, with a few exceptions, what's good on today's prime time schedule will stay that way until the next best-of list.


Still More Strangeness and Subtlety in FX's 'Archer' | 13 Jan 2014 // 5:51 AM

Archer may be a simple man, but his is a life of many complications, and he is in turn a complication for most of those who know him.

'Archer' Returns, With an Identity Crisis | 17 Jan 2013 // 12:05 AM

Floating between violent and bloody spy genre spoof and comically self-aware pop culture commentary, Archer delivers laughs via antic situations and sharp, geeky dialogue.


Archer: A Perfect Satire of Modern America | 14 Jul 2011 // 2:35 AM

The funniest show on TV, FX's cartoon Archer, skewers the mentality of today's "Masters of the Universe" on Wall Street.

//Mixed media

Incubus Flies High and Left of the Flock at the Santa Barbara Bowl

// Notes from the Road

"Brandon Boyd’s wide-ranging metaphysical interests have long given Incubus a deeper thematic subtext than many of their alt-rock peers, so it’s no wonder the band is approaching their 25th anniversary next year.

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