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Sunday, January 12 2014

The Best Television of 2013

Perhaps the most stunning element of this years list is the lack of domination by the broadcast networks. In fact, there are more streaming and pay cable shows taking top honors than any Big Three offering. The future of the medium is here and now.


Wednesday, December 18 2013

The Best DVDs and Blu-rays of 2013

As home video spins off into various immediate options -- streaming, simultaneous theatrical and digital release -- there are still many gems to uncover in the increasingly obsolete format.


Wednesday, January 16 2013

The Best TV Shows of 2012

Thanks to imports and cable channel choices, the year in TV was very interesting indeed. Where else can classical detectives meet with their updated complements, or sullen 20-somethings smirk at their ancient societal/criminal betters? Oh, and don't forget squid.


Columns

Monday, May 6 2013

Political, Pointed, and Peculiar: Armando Iannucci, Comedy Genius

Armando Iannucci's The Thick of It and Veep have solidified his legacy as a political satirist, but we mustn't forget the impact his other works have had on culture and comedy.


Wednesday, October 10 2012

In Defense Of ... Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Other Women Who Make Us Laugh

The recent surge in popularity of women as comedy contenders doesn't just highlight the fact that girls are typically funnier than boys, but it also illustrates how far we still have to go as a human race when it comes to matters of sexism.


Reviews

Monday, March 25 2013

Rage, Rivalry and Rose Hip Tea:' Veep: The Complete First Season'

Thanks to Veep's sharp writing and excellent ensemble cast, Armando Iannucci's satirical look at the office of the Vice President lifts the lid on the powerlessness of those in power.


Sunday, April 22 2012

'Veep' Finds Humor in Office Politics

Veep finds humor in the contradiction between the staff's renowned arena and the petty ways they get things done.


News

Thursday, April 19 2012

Julia Louis-Dreyfus as ‘Veep’: Second-class citizenship lesson

“What have I been missing here?” asks Vice President Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) as she prepares to make nice with a senator (Kate Burton) she


Tuesday, April 19 2011

HBO greenlights comedy series 'Veep' starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus

NEW YORK — The Oval Office will soon be occupied by a "Seinfeld" alumna — not that there's anything wrong with that! HBO has picked up the


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