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Sunday, January 1 1995

Big Brother 2

I was first drawn to 'Big Brother' by the fact that it was such a bad show. I couldn't believe that, after more than half a century of television, the makers of this series could come up something so obviously doomed to fail.


Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Death Is What a Slayer Lives

However you read the twisty evolution of Buffy, it's worth remembering, amid the current reevaluating and memorializing, that it has always been about ends, specifically, the ways that young people deal with loss.


Bette

As anyone who has seen one of Midler's concerts knows, excessive behavior is her forte.


Bojangles

So now you know -- this is the couple that will be carrying the bulk of the movie's drama and tension, and you can anticipate what these will entail -- struggles to be recognized, abuses by management, financial difficulties, and on-the-road infidelities.


Black and White in Colour

As anyone who has seen one of Midler's concerts knows, excessive behavior is her forte.


America’s Next Top Model: Cycle 6

To anyone even remotely web savvy, it was obvious who was going to win this cycle of America's Next Top Model long before New Oprah's forehead hove into view for the finale.


Alias

When Syd learns, in the first episode of 'Alias', that she's been working for the bad guys all along, she wants out. But of course, they won't let her out. Tres 'La Femme Nikita'.


American Dad!

American Dad! skewers its all-American dad Stan to impel its critique of Bush America.


The Amazing Race - Season Nine

It wasn't just that most players in TAR-9 failed to click with viewers, they also didn't provide enough real competition.


The American Embassy

'The American Embassy', no matter the PR concerning its political environment or interests, is essentially about relationships.


The Agency

PULL.


American Idol

When the potential Idol whined he was Season Five's Aiken, Simon Cowell responded acerbically, 'But Clay Aiken could sing.' With this one line, he perfectly encapsulated the problem with Idol.


American Family

PULL.


American High

The best parts of the show have had the least plot. Meeting the characters and exploring their backstories is more fun than watching anything they actually do.


Adult Swim

PULL.


Ally McBeal

At first, the fourth season's casting of Robert Downey, Jr. as a love interest for Ally seemed cheap and easy publicity for both show and actor. Maybe it was, but it paid off handsomely.


The American Embassy

'The American Embassy', no matter the PR concerning its political environment or interests, is essentially about relationships.


Yentl’s Revenge: The Next Wave of Jewish Feminism edited by Danya Ruttenberg

... is rich with shimmering moments of truth, flashes of brilliant insight, a wealth of fascinating personal experiences, and plenty of food for thought. The reader is drawn out of his or her own 'box' and into an intriguing, unfamiliar, and often exotic world. My honest reaction after finishing the book was to wish I could email all these interesting, lively women so we could keep the discussion going.


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