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Color Television: What Diversity Looks Like in America Today

The buzz word from the 2012 presidential election is "diversity". It's a good story. The look of the Obama crowd had both the structure and randomness of a Jackson Pollock painting. It was the ol' melting pot writ large.

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The Closer

Leigh H. Edwards
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The Closer: The Complete Third Season

Johnson is a new breed of television heroine: smart, driven, successful and about three-eighths of an inch away from unlikeable.

Jennifer Kelly
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The Game Plan

You can't not like The Rock.

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The Closer - The Complete Second Season

Deputy Police Chief Brenda Lee Johnson cracks cases because she knows what makes cracked people tick.

Leigh H. Edwards
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The Closer

At the office this season, Brenda faces ongoing budget issues that threaten to break up the team she spent two TNT seasons convincing they were a team.

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Net-Works: The Best TV of 2006

You won't have to look far along your television dial to discover the Top TV picks from PopMatters staff. From 20 upward, each entry represents the boob tube at its best.

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The Closer

The premiere of The Closer was a very good moment for women who watch women on the small screen.

Lesley Smith
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The Woodsman (2004)

Director Kassell says, 'There's Kyra Sedgwick beating the shit out of Carlos Leon. I love this scene.'"

Cynthia Fuchs
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The Woodsman (2004)

Walter (Kevin Bacon) lives in a world perpetually gray.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Secondhand Lions (2003)

The phallic imagery of guns as associated with male potency is everywhere in Secondhand Lions.

Todd R. Ramlow
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Personal Velocity: Three Portraits (2001)

Each section lingers just a little, as if the characters will have trajectories beyond the minutes you see them.

Cynthia Fuchs
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