The Best Television of 2014 | 5 Jan 2015 // 8:20 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.

The Best Television of 2013 | 12 Jan 2014 // 8:14 PM

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.


Political, Pointed, and Peculiar: Armando Iannucci, Comedy Genius | 6 May 2013 // 5:30 PM

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.

In Defense of Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Other Women Who Make Us Laugh | 10 Oct 2012 // 5:10 PM

The recent surge in popularity of women as comedy contenders doesn't just highlight the fact that girls are typically funnier than boys.


Rage, Rivalry and Rose Hip Tea:' Veep: The Complete First Season' | 25 Mar 2013 // 10:10 PM

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.

'Veep' Finds Humor in Office Politics | 22 Apr 2012 // 1:11 AM

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


'Veep's' Genius Is That It Makes Politics Look Even Worse Than It Actually Is | 10 Apr 2015 // 3:30 AM

I’m pretty sure “Veep” is a corrosive, rotting influence on the nation’s collective view of American politics — and considering how corrosive and rotting that view already is, that’s saying something.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus as ‘Veep’: Second-class citizenship lesson | 19 Apr 2012 // 12:35 AM

“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

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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