Inkoo Kang is the TV critic for the Village Voice. She publishes widely on film and television.
13 days ago | Film and TV
Few networks are as willing to bet on new voices as Comedy Central. The network’s hustling approach to original programming has yielded such breakout hits as Broad City, Inside Amy Schumer, and Key & Peele — some of the freshest and most ...
28 days ago | Film and TV
After 12 years on the air, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart became required viewing during the Dubya years, when much of the nation was desperate to look to almost anyone else for political leadership. The Comedy Central series offered nightly cath...
2 months ago | Film and TV
Prison life is reliably repetitive, but conditions can be frighteningly unstable, too. Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black, which returns for its third season on June 12, reflects that paradoxical state of affairs by delivering more of the same — he...
2 months ago | Film Reviews
iZombie is about as sunny and optimistic as the zombie genre gets, which of course isn't all that much. Even by supernatural standards, it's a bloodthirsty canon, demanding regular sacrifices of innocents and grisly feats of skull splitting and ce...
2 months ago | Comedy
During "Compliments," a first-season sketch on Inside Amy Schumer, a group of female friends respond to every bit of praise with a verbal self-maiming: "I tried to look like Kate Hudson but ended up looking like a golden retriever's dingleberry," ...
3 months ago
Blues legend Bessie Smith was arguably America's most powerful black woman during her heyday in the Twenties and Thirties. Her reign wasn't just based on being the highest-paid African-American entertainer of her generation, but, according to the ...