- April 17, 2006 | Feature
- Clarification: Dunderheaded Teen Sitcom or Venereal Disease?
Clarification on the double-meanings of The Loop, The Evidence, The Clap, and The The.
- April 17, 2006
- Missions Accomplished
If the public is wary of the real-life war, why are viewers eating up shows about a gung-ho military?
- April 10, 2006 | Feature
- City Slicker: Fernando Meirelles
Director Fernando Meirelles' invigorating Brazilian TV series, City of Men, based on City of God (sort of), is premiering this week.
- April 3, 2006 | Feature
- Blythe Danner’s real (Gwyneth) and pretend (vodka) motherhood.
When Blythe Danner says she’s been busy of late entertaining “a house full of family,” you might remember that her family includes an A-list movie actress, an internationally famous rock star, and a toddler with perhaps the most widely ridiculed name in the Western world.
- April 3, 2006 | Arts
- Springtime for the Undulating Curve of Shifting Expectations!
Ah, spring—is there any season more climatically connected with expectations, both rising and dashed?
- March 13, 2006
- Cyndi Lauper: The Remix
An eighties icon finally makes it to Broadway.
- March 13, 2006 | Arts
- Beware the Undulating Curve of Shifting Expectations!
ith the Oscars race finally over, we can stop looking backward at 2005 and get back to unreasonably inflating our expectations for what’s coming up this year. Like V for Vendetta, which shook off bad karma (the film’s fall release was delayed after the London bombings) to arrive as this season’s most anticipated film.
- March 6, 2006 | Feature
- The Good Guy: Dennis Haysbert
Never fear, America: Dennis Haysbert is back in charge. The assassination of his character on 24, President David Palmer, was a shocker, but on March 7, Haysbert returns to TV as the no-bullspit special-forces commander, Jonas Blane, on CBS’s The Unit.
- February 27, 2006 | Feature
- The Gone Show
Why networks give new series a quick hook.
- February 20, 2006 | Feature
Olympic-hosting city or lightning-struck golfer?