The Sopranos

Beyond Don as Dorian: Fin de Siècle, Mad Men, and Aesthetics | 30 Mar 2015 // 8:20 PM

Given the parallels between Dorian Gray and Don Draper, can we use the lesson of the former to predict the fate of the latter?

J.F.K. Symbolism on 'The Sopranos' | 24 Feb 2011 // 3:10 PM

As both a desired endgame to the American dream as well as the tragic flaw underlying that dream, the mythology of J.F.K. crops up on multiple occasions in The Sopranos to show the self-contradictions of the show’s characters.


'The Sopranos', Dissatisfaction and The American Dream | 12 Oct 2011 // 4:00 PM

The Sopranos' portrayal of an American family, of the dueling pursuits of physical and spiritual, questions the principles of success distributed by governments and advertisers.


The Sopranos: Series Finale | 18 Jun 2007 // 8:00 PM

A priest once explained to Carmela, "God understands that we all live in the middle of tensions." David Chase understands that too.

The Sopranos | 24 Apr 2007 // 5:00 PM

The problem with the Soprano family, as Bobby chided Tony, is that they "always go too far." It's also a primary reason the show is so compelling.


New Jersey: We Love It / We Hate It | 21 Jun 2010 // 1:00 AM

Both MTV and Bravo have popular reality television shows with New Jersey -- its industrial landscape and its seemingly always volatile people -- at center stage. How long can this euphoria last?


The Best-Written TV Show? ‘The Sopranos,’ Of Course | 3 Jun 2013 // 12:52 AM

LOS ANGELES — The Writers Guild announced its 101 best-written TV series on Sunday night, and it will surprise exactly no one to learn that David Chase

Even if you didn't watch 'The Sopranos,' you knew about it | 13 Jun 2007 // 10:27 PM

Sunday night, in a stream of post-finale babble veering dangerously close to rant, my comparison of "The Sopranos" to the serialized fiction of Charles Dickens

//Mixed media

The Hills Are Alive, But Nobody Else Is in 'The Happiness of the Katakuris'

// Short Ends and Leader

"Happiness of the Katakuris is one of Takashi Miike's oddest movies, and that's saying something.

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