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Features

Tuesday, October 9 2007

Part 3 - The New Networks

It would never work... no one challenged the reigning broadcast junta and survived. No surprise then that the upstarts snuck in and changed the face of TV forever.


Columns

Sunday, February 14 2010

The Simpsons, 'Radio Bart' Part 2: 'Ace in the Hole' and Jessica McCllure

'Radio Bart' may not offer any solutions, but it manages to compress an extraordinary amount of media history, compassion, manipulation and cynicism into a sharp, quick and funny 20-minutes or so.


Wednesday, February 3 2010

The Simpsons, 'Radio Bart' Part 1: Floyd Collins and Kathy Fiscus

'Radio Bart' draws on 70 years of media history to position itself in that uneasy mix of altruism, morbid curiosity and callous self-interest.


Reviews

Thursday, September 2 2010

'The Simpsons: The Complete Thirteenth Season': A Habit That's Hard to Shake

At the time, the early-season showrunning transition from Mike Scully to Al Jean seemed more important than it does in retrospect.


Thursday, January 28 2010

The Simpsons: The Complete Twentieth Season

The hit-and-miss quality would be a lot more interesting with greater context coming from the commentaries or retrospectives sorely lacking from this commemorative yet empty set.


Friday, October 31 2008

The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XIX

The way The Simpsons not only apes, but also twists familiar cultural touchstones shows reveals again that it's still smarter than all other parodists.


Friday, September 26 2008

The Simpsons: Season 20 Premiere

For its 20th season premiere, The Simpsons takes aim at all the big targets: bounty hunting, the IRA, and erotic baking.


Friday, September 21 2007

The Simpsons: Season 19 Premiere

Springfield, destroyed at the end of the movie, is still in ruins, and Bart careens off of pieces of the dome that had quarantined the city.


Blogs

Thursday, October 7 2010

'The Simpsons’ Gleeful Commentary on the Dark Side of the Arts

The Simpsons neatly bursts Glee’s bubbly premise that the arts are the lifeblood of society, and freedom to be oneself is a guaranteed human right.


Friday, December 18 2009

The Simpsons: The Complete Twelfth Season

The Simpsons: The Complete Twelfth Season - Twentieth Century Fox [$49.98]


Wednesday, August 26 2009

The Simpsons: The Complete Twelfth Season

The Simpsons was never a solo effort, no matter the recognition and raves creator Matt Groening has earned from the animated sitcom's phenomenal success. The


News

Friday, November 5 2010

The Simpsons' not-so-little helper

It is a doorstop, a cornerstone, the foundation piece in a great wall of geekdom. It is the Internet in convenient book form, shamelessly bidding


Monday, May 3 2010

Katrina documentary is no laughing matter for Harry Shearer

NEW ORLEANS — The Big Easy is on a roll. The Saints won the Super Bowl. Crowds packed the French Quarter during a local music festival


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