The Best TV Shows of 2010 | 11 Jan 2011 // 3:00 PM
Running the gamut from the ever-present to the new and novel, PopMatters' TV picks prove that, as a medium, the small screen challenges the big at every entertainment (and aesthetic) level.
Bill Maher and the Perils of the Commentator-Comedian | 19 Oct 2015 // 8:30 PM
To offend is inevitable for the socio-political commentator-comedian, and to suffer the slings and arrows of backlash should be equally expected.
Crafty Language and Unfulfilled Dreams: On 'Real Time with Bill Maher' 2015-10-17 | 2 Nov 2015 // 1:00 AM
Bill Maher’s interview with Bernie Sanders illuminates the tensions of capitalism and inherited wealth, and the inherent uselessness/truthfulness of language.
Real Time with Bill Maher: Republican Nouns/Democratic Verbs, Misguided Narratives | 16 Oct 2015 // 2:45 AM
"In an impersonal and often anti-personal world, the individual name cannot compete with the power of corporate hierarchies, which, even more than gods, are invested with unearned prestige."
The Republican Hajj: On 'Real Time with Bill Maher' - 18 September 2015 | 25 Sep 2015 // 2:50 AM
Perhaps we are reaching a crisis point, a moment in which we suddenly tire of comedy and politics in the same sighing breath.
The Modern Gorgias: On 'Real Time with Bill Maher', 2015-09-11 | 18 Sep 2015 // 4:00 AM
At this moment, I am watching MSNBC, and across the screen flashes a banner: “Breaking News: Donald Trump Refuses to Correct Questioner Who Believes Obama