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  • Blogs

    January 3, 2013

    Current TV Dropped By Time Warner Now That Al Jazeera Has Bought It

    Al Gore and cofounder Joel Hyatt have sold the politically minded Current TV to the Arab TV network Al Jazeera, which is thrilled to have a stronger foothold in the American market. But Time Warner--which showed Current in both NYC and L.A.--has terminated its agreement with them now that they've ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2012

    Chloe Sevigny Flashes Her Prosthetic Penis

    Chloe Sevigny played the love interest of Brandon Teena in the powerful Boys Don't Cry, so she's no stranger to projects about gender outlaws. This time around, in DirecTV's Hit & Miss, she's a pre-operative hit man, and the shock value starts from the first frame; she is shown nude, complete with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2011

    Football's First Sunday: A Guide

    ​If you are reading this, you are not watching football. You may have it on, but you aren't watching it, letting the pigskinny goodness seep into your every pore. From today until the Super Bowl, your Sundays are reserved for America's favorite bloodsport. No more late brunches, no more flea m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2009

    Conservatives Urged to Boycott NFL

    In the annals of rightwing hubris, we haven't seen much to equal this: one of the conservatives enraged that Rush Limbaugh's ex-partners have excluded him from their plans to buy the Rams (which Limbaugh and his followers blame on liberals) has proposed that patriots counter-attack by... boycotting ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2008

    These DirecTV Blue Screen Commercials Need To End Now

    I was aware of, but before last night had never seen, the DirecTV commercials in which actors hawking the satellite service are superimposed via blue screen technology into scenes from their old films. In the spot I watched, Christie Brinkley, treading water naked in a motel pool, tempts Chevy Chase ... More >>

  • News

    June 8, 2004

    N.Y.'s Power Couple

    Reverend Al Sharpton and Rupert Murdoch join forces to fight television technology

  • News

    September 10, 2002

    Getting Greened

    Did Memories of the 2001 Mayoral Race Kill the Gubernatorial Primary?

  • NYC Life

    April 30, 2002


    A Feud Between Cablevision and the Yankees' New YES Network Has Left Fans in the Dark. Upset?

  • News

    October 17, 2000

    You've Got Porn!

    Fresh-Faced AOL Feels Up Smut For Profit

  • News

    July 14, 1998


    That Corporate Rodent Descends Upon Central Park Again

  • Music

    January 20, 1998

    Satellite of Like

    DirecTV's 30 Channels of Never-Ending Sound