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  • License to Shrill

    published May 30, 2006

    When The Closer appeared last June, critics compared it to Prime Suspect. Not a bad thing to aspire to—a very, very good thing,... More >>

  • Journos Gone Wild

    published May 30, 2006

    What is it about local news that attracts comedians like B-list celebs to reality shows? Is it the breathtaking collision of pathos and pomposity?... More >>

  • A Quest Called Tribe

    published May 2, 2006

    Virtually nothing is taboo on TV these days. Full-frontal vomiting, penises, the C-word, and masturbation are almost de rigueur in... More >>

  • Future, Unscripted

    published May 2, 2006

    More than a year ago, the overheated art world got even more frenzied for a few days as the Jeffrey Deitch Gallery held cattle-call auditions for... More >>

  • Girls vs. Boys

    published April 18, 2006

    With the demise of the metrosexual bible Cargo and the eroded clout of most other women's and men's magazines, media gender niches now... More >>

  • The Further Adventures of Artbabe

    published March 14, 2006

    Jessica Abel's Brooklyn brownstone looks pretty much like I imagined it would, with its original wood moldings and heavy old cabinets full of... More >>

  • Mistress of Her Domain

    published March 7, 2006

    Let me say it right up front: Julia Louis-Dreyfus has finally slain the Seinfeld curse. She and former co-stars Jason Alexander and Michael... More >>

  • Back to the Future, With Better FX: A New Doctor Is In

    published March 7, 2006

    In the U.K., this series about a time-traveling sleuth is as much of a stone-cold classic as The Twilight Zone is here. It's also equally... More >>

  • Remote Patrol

    published March 7, 2006

    8th & Ocean Tuesdays at 8:30 on MTV If you missed the boat on the whole Laguna Beach phenomenon, never mind: You can... More >>

  • All In The Family

    published February 21, 2006

    Tolstoy famously declared that "happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way." Big Love, HBO's new domestic... More >>

  • Families Play Skin Games on New Reality Series

    published February 21, 2006

    Trading places on TV is hot these days. Wives swap homes; mothers and daughters try out each other's lives; people flirt with fantasy careers. But... More >>

  • Remote Patrol

    published February 21, 2006

    Sons and Daughters Tuesdays at 9 on ABC Arrested Development may have died a long, drawn-out death, but we shouldn't be... More >>

  • Heavy Grifting

    published February 7, 2006

    A friend of mine has a nickname for villians: She calls them "crims," a cuddly-sounding shorthand that applies to the glossy new British series... More >>

  • I Saw Mommy Kissing Johnny Knoxville, or 101 Reasons You Can't Go Home Again

    published February 7, 2006

    This season's new sitcoms have been so uniformly conventional that the loose-limbed goofiness of Free Ride feels like a novelty. The... More >>

  • Remote Patrol

    published February 7, 2006

    2006 Torino Winter Olympics Various times through February 26 on NBC, USA, CNBC, MSNBC, and Telemundo You say you like to watch... More >>

  • The Space Race

    published January 31, 2006

    Mike Davis must be tired of being pegged a disaster groupie. But apocalyptician isn't a bad niche for a lefty cultural historian in these... More >>

  • Charlotte's Sib: A Novelist Fleshes Out an Invisible Man

    published January 31, 2006

    Patrick Branwell Brontë is one of those peripheral figures in literary history, lurking in the shadows of his more famous siblings. The sole... More >>

  • Arrested Development

    published January 24, 2006

    I stopped watching The Real World and Road Rules years ago. But the annual Real World/Road Rules Challenge—a... More >>

  • Afrocentrifugal Force: Looking Blackward With Henry Louis Gates Jr.

    published January 24, 2006

    Another year, another Black History Month, another Henry Louis Gates Jr. PBS special. Gates has the lock on this annual Afrocentrifest, and make... More >>

  • Remote Patrol

    published January 24, 2006

    Grizzly Man February 3 at 8 on Discovery Channel This TV premiere of Werner Herzog's eerie doc about bear-obsessed eccentric... More >>

  • Bloc Party

    published January 17, 2006

    Bruce Benderson has always been a connoisseur of the louche, a writer in constant pursuit of illicit adventures that have no place in our newly... More >>

  • Milk and Terror: Kathryn Davis Crosses the Border

    published January 17, 2006

    The small town of Varennes is a hive of visible and invisible activity. As in Kathryn Davis's previous novels like Hell and... More >>

  • The Ladies Who Munch

    published January 10, 2006

    The first few seasons of The L Word blatantly courted a broad audience, baiting potential male viewers with so much femme-on-femme sex, it... More >>

  • Don't Touch the Monkey: Another Uncool Sitcom Tries to Be Hip

    published January 10, 2006

    If working in the music biz is such a dream job, why have there been so few TV shows set in the field? I can think of just two: the short-lived... More >>

  • Remote Patrol

    published January 10, 2006

    Sundance Film Festival Dailies January 20 through 29 at 9 on Sundance For those of us not lucky enough to be swanning around Park... More >>

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