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Orange is the New Black

Features

Monday, January 5 2015

The Best Television of 2014

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.


Columns

Wednesday, February 18 2015

Can Television Be a Solution to Hollywood's Diversity Problem?

We are living in the second Golden Age of Television, and not just because the writing is so good: TV is where we can tune in for real diversity.


Reviews

Sunday, May 11 2014

'Orange is the New Black' Eases Us All Into Prison Life

These are women who are rarely given a voice in television, so when a series like Orange is the New Black comes along, it’s striking in its depiction.


Thursday, July 11 2013

'Orange is the New Black' Is Imprisoned Between Comedy and Drama

As its characters remain thinly rendered types and the situations predictable, Orange is the New Black veers from melodrama to slapstick.


Blogs

Thursday, July 10 2014

The Many Faces of Female Friendship in 'Orange Is the New Black'

Because female relationships are rarely depicted well on television, Orange Is the New Black stands out from the norm.


News

Tuesday, August 12 2014

TV discovers prison isn't such a confining setting

Movies have been going to prison for years, embracing themes of incarceration from “Jailhouse Rock” to “The Shawshank Redemption.” “Chicago” won the best picture Oscar


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