The Best Television of 2014 | 5 Jan 2015 // 8:20 PM

In 2014, we let Russian spies, biker gangs, Silicon Valley techies, and existentially frustrated detectives into our living rooms. As these 25 picks reveal, we had good reasons for doing so.

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.


'Homeland' Crafts a Tense Cat-and-mouse Scenario | 2 Oct 2011 // 1:15 AM

The uncertain world of intelligence is on full display here. Carrie Mathison’s conviction somehow muddies the waters further because there are so many reasons to doubt her.


Talking 'Homeland': Backlash to the Backlash... | 6 Dec 2012 // 1:00 AM

The backlash-to-the-backlash articles have followed suit, reminding readers that this is indeed a television show, one that has always been more interested in maintaining suspense and surprising viewers than in subtlety or in portraying the business of fighting terrorism with any degree of realism.

//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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