A Brilliant Bomb: 'Smash: Season One' | 25 Feb 2013 // 10:10 PM

Camp audiences have long recognized the pleasures of "bad", of the delectably ridiculous. We delight in their extravagant nonsense. We get disappointed if they fall into realism or normalcy. We like it bad. In fact, amp it up, will you?

The Second Season of 'Smash' Looks a Lot Like the First | 4 Feb 2013 // 10:16 PM

Smash still can’t figure out what to do with its characters when they’re not singing.


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“Smash” is decisively not living up to its title. It didn’t start out that way. The NBC series, which revolves around the making of

With NBC’s ‘Smash,’ Christian Borle has arrived | 21 Feb 2012 // 2:35 AM

PASADENA, Calif. — Actor Christian Borle swung from the saddest time of his life to pure joy in the matter of weeks. It was daunting, he

//Mixed media

A Chat with José González at Newport Folk Festival

// Notes from the Road

"José González's sets during Newport Folk Festival weren't on his birthday (that is today) but each looked to be a special intimate performance.

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