The Good Old Days of TV Are Happening Right Now

The "Good Old Days" of TV Are Happening Right Now

By A. Bowdoin Van Riper

Why American television is better now than it's ever been -- and the unexpected paths by which it got there. 22 Feb 2017 // 7:30 AM

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//Recent Reviews

27 Jun 2006 // 11:00 PM

Superman Returns (2006)

Superman has seen the aftermath of world destruction, and he's come back with a perspective not quite so boldly idealistic or pompously ideological.

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Julie Roberts: Men and Mascara

Rich with melody and dark with possibilities, Julie Roberts' voice has a depth and a reach that cannot be denied.

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27 Jun 2006 // 11:00 PM

Strangers with Candy (2006)

Jerri Blank repeatedly acts like a feral white trash child, a sort of spiteful id.

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Corinne Bailey Rae: Corinne Bailey Rae

Corinne Bailey Rae has the right ingredients but the wrong recipe on debut.

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Nick Castro and the Young Elders: Come Into Our House

Oud, saz, mbira, tabla drums... a UN yard sale? Nope, another world-spanning album from Nick Castro.

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27 Jun 2006 // 11:00 PM

Slobberbone is no more. 'Twas a good band, but three-quarters of Slobberbone are back in The Drams for some dram good and appealing Americana numbers.

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27 Jun 2006 // 11:00 PM

Rye Coalition: Curses

It's been five years in the making . . . was it worth the wait?

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El Da Sensei: The Unusual

El drops rhymes with wisdom that could only be gained through years of experience.

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Matthias Lupri Group: Metalix

Stunning vibist, ambitious composer, high-grade quintet in a meditative, almost mystical, extended work.

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27 Jun 2006 // 11:00 PM

Evil Nine: Fabriclive 28

Evil Nine works some wicked magic on Fabric's latest compilation of nightclub party grooves.

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Learning the Barbarian in 'Conan Exiles'

// Moving Pixels

"There's no one better than a barbarian to teach you how to become civilized.

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