The Best TV Shows of 2012 | 16 Jan 2013 // 4:10 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 // 3:00 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 // 4:51 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 | 16 Jan 2013 // 11:05 PM

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 // 1:35 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

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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