Television

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Well, what in seven hells were you expecting?

May 22, 2019 5:06 pm

Game of Thrones’s climax presents a problem for America’s prestige publications

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Alabama Public Television vs gay marriage 

May 22, 2019 9:26 am

It’s not the state network’s job to censor a legal, public activity

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Why pro wrestling is great Americana

May 14, 2019 1:54 pm

We are fascinated with the conflict between ‘kayfabe’ and real life

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Has Saturday Night Live finally found its feet in the Trump era?

May 5, 2019 3:34 pm

Skip the political cold-open every week

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Brace yourself Donny, spoilers are coming

May 3, 2019 10:51 am

Ruining Game of Thrones is in the global interest for Godfrey

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What do Game of Thrones critics think they’re watching?

April 29, 2019 3:56 pm

Critics who only write about shallow subjects will only produce shallow writing

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Jordan Peele’s political failure

April 25, 2019 1:55 pm

The Get Out director snuffs out the magic of The Twilight Zone

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Elizabeth Warren, Mother of Dragons

April 22, 2019 12:13 pm

Deconstructing the 2020 candidate’s Game of Thrones review

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I admire the scale and ambition of Game of Thrones – but isn’t it just a little bit corny?

April 18, 2019 12:29 pm

The ability to keep us entirely in the dark as to how it will all end is impressive, but there is a tendency towards tin-eared dialogue

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If you liked Triumph of the Will, you’ll love Our Planet

April 11, 2019 11:17 am

Our Planet and Fleabag reviewed

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The Young Pope and the old game

April 9, 2019 10:26 pm

When it comes to sport, soccer is the world’s game, and the US is playing catch-up

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Could Tom Wolfe have invented the Jussie Smollett story?

April 1, 2019 10:06 am

The Smollett story is so perfectly Wolfeian I wouldn’t be all that surprised if somebody told me it was his last unfinished book

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Veep’s jokes are the truth about women in politics

March 26, 2019 11:35 am

When a man throws things at his staff, it’s assault. When a woman does it, it’s a punchline

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It’s shocking how many Michael Jackson fans are still determined to take his side

March 14, 2019 10:12 am

Leaving Neverland and After Life reviewed

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A marketer’s request: Make SXSW exciting again

March 8, 2019 1:21 pm

The festival is attempting to position itself as politically and socially relevant with initiatives like the presidential candidate interviews

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Michael Jackson, smooth criminal

March 5, 2019 10:13 am

The accusations of Leaving Neverland are as grotesque as they are plausible

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Luke Perry and Keith Flint: Gen X-ers from the Lost Age of the Nineties

March 4, 2019 7:06 pm

Nothing that Flint or Perry could do would ever eclipse their Nineties’ output

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Jussie Smollett’s journey from dehab to rehab

February 23, 2019 9:12 am

Being a gay black man could be a career-saving move if Smollett plays the part for liberal white media

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Jussie Smollett, and the strange alchemy of egalitarian despotism

February 22, 2019 10:19 am

The less hate there is in the United States, the more hate crimes must be manufactured in order to keep the Fraternal Order of Victims afloat

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A reincarnation drama worth reliving

February 18, 2019 2:09 pm

Russian Doll reviewed

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Joy Villa: Border wall Grammys dress made people angrier than ever

February 12, 2019 4:37 pm

Camila Cabello seemed to approve though

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What is it about young women and serial killers?

February 11, 2019 10:02 am

On the surface, Ted Bundy was good-looking, normal-behaving and could be disarmingly charming

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WATCH: SNL sends up the Virginia blackface scandal

February 10, 2019 3:24 pm

‘But it was the Eighties!’

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Who’s afraid of Tulsi Gabbard?

February 6, 2019 1:21 pm

The Hawaii congresswoman is an identity politics box-ticker, yet MSNBC has it in for her. Why?