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So, Why Does Anyone Like David ​Sedaris?

He finds people who find his writing offensive interesting. He feels the pressures of a right-wing and left-wing audience equally. And the lines for book signings go on, and on. As do delightful interviews with this irrepressible man, such as this one.

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High Redefinition: The 30 Best TV Shows of 2007

In memoriam of a TV season cut down before its prime time, PopMatters staff celebrates the Top 30 TV Shows of 2007. Some are old favorites. Others have barely made their impression felt. But at a time when all broadcast fortunes are up in the air, they definitely deserve the recognition.

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This American Life

When This American Life made the jump to Showtime’s cable lineup this past winter after 12 years on the radio, Ira Glass brought his usual skepticism to the transition.

Mike Scalise
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This American Life

Ira Glass' specialty is finding seemingly obscure or trivial occurrences, demonstrating and respecting their significance in the lives of those involved.

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Gigantic (A Tale of Two Johns) (2003)

With a Grammy, dozens of connections to other media, the best-selling album on the Internet, legions of fans, and a 20-year music career, it's hard to think of TMBG as anything other than gigantic.

Patrick Schabe
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Gigantic (A Tale of Two Johns) (2003)

Flansburgh and Linnell's chemistry gives the impression that almost anyone could capture them at their best.

Jesse Hassenger
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