True Detective
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'Your Worst Self Is Your Best Self': Defending Season Two of 'True Detective' | 14 Aug 2015 // 4:15 AM

Nic Pizzolatto seems to have written this season for a specific audience, knowing full well and not giving a damn that it would not be viewed favorably by the general public.

The Best Television of 2014 | 5 Jan 2015 // 9:20 PM

In 2014, we let Russian spies, biker gangs, Silicon Valley techies, and existentially frustrated detectives into our living rooms. As these 25 picks reveal, we had good reasons for doing so.

//Columns

Contemplations on the Nature of Truth: True Crime, 'True Detective', and 'Serial' Obsessions | 29 Mar 2015 // 9:30 PM

True Detective and Serial mark our society’s preoccupation with all things illegal, especially when they end in murder.

//Reviews

HBO's 'True Detective' and the Gentle Apocalypse of the Louisiana Landscape | 12 Jan 2014 // 6:15 AM

Rust Cohle (Matthew McConaughey) and Martin Hart (Woody Harrelson) encounter a rogues' gallery of supporting characters, including the bad men we need to keep other bad men from the door.

//Blogs

True Detective: Episode 8 - "Omega Station" | 11 Aug 2015 // 7:07 AM

In season two, writer and creator Nic Pizzolatto created a stew of compelling characters, clichés, conveniences, complications, and schmaltz.

Truth and Other Restrictions: 'True Detective' - Episode 7 - "Black Maps and Motel Rooms" | 4 Aug 2015 // 7:00 AM

Series creator Nic Pizzolatto constructs the entire season on a simple exchange: death seems to be the metaphysical wage of knowledge.

//News

Buttoned-up 'Detective' Now at Work | 23 Jun 2015 // 6:35 AM

No other art form, with the possible exception of professional sports, is as critically deconstructed on a daily basis as television.

Nic Pizzolatto, the Brooding Poet Behind 'True Detective' | 13 Jan 2014 // 6:05 AM

When Nic Pizzolatto was 5, he had an epiphany. It wasn’t the usual childhood one about finger-painting or bike-riding or other regular kid stuff. It

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The Eye of Lenzi: "Gang War in Milan" and "Spasmo"

// Short Ends and Leader

"Two wide and handsome Italian thrillers of the 1970s.

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