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Thursday, February 24 2011

J.F.K. Symbolism on 'The Sopranos'

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.


Wednesday, October 10 2007

Part 4 - Feasts from the Fringe

Cable created supply where there was little or no demand. Out of the myriad of subject specific programming, a few gemstones managed to shine.


Sunday, April 22 2007

The Sopranos Is the Most Influential Television Drama Ever

No one-hour drama series has had a bigger impact on how stories are told on the small screen, or more influence on what kind of fare we've been offered by an ever-growing array of television networks.


Monday, July 9 2001

Is There a Gangsta Double Standard?

-- I personally have no problem saying that 'The Sopranos' and 'The Marshall Mathers LP' are masterpieces. I am simply waiting (maybe in vain) for media critics to acknowledge the creative genius of Black rap 'gangstas.'


Columns

Wednesday, October 12 2011

'The Sopranos', Dissatisfaction and The American Dream

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.


Reviews

Monday, June 18 2007

The Sopranos: Series Finale

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


Tuesday, April 24 2007

The Sopranos

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.


Wednesday, March 15 2006

The Sopranos

The 'circle of life' refers to how, in The Sopranos, the dead continuously circle the living.


Sunday, April 11 2004

The Sopranos

As The Sopranos enters its fifth season, it's clear that things will not go well for New Jersey mob boss Tony Soprano.


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Blogs

Monday, June 21 2010

New Jersey: We Love It / We Hate It

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?


News

Monday, June 3 2013

The Best-Written TV Show? ‘The Sopranos,’ Of Course

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


Wednesday, June 13 2007

Even if you didn't watch 'The Sopranos,' you knew about it

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


Sunday, June 10 2007

'Sopranos' doesn't end - it just stops

NEW YORK - After all the hype and expectations about Sunday night's final episode of HBO's "The Sopranos," the mob drama series didn't end with


Thursday, June 7 2007

At the center of 'The Sopranos' was its genuine humanity

There was a moment a few weeks back, when Tony Soprano was talking with his psychiatrist, complaining that bad things keep happening around him. "I'm


Monday, June 4 2007

How will 'The Sopranos' end?

How will it end? Badly. For the characters, that is. The series finale of "The Sopranos" will be a much-analyzed event. All signs point to


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