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November 28, 2005 | It Happened Last Week
Win and Lose

While there’s never really a good week to be a white guy with Jheri curls, last week was a particularly bad one.

November 28, 2005 | Gifts
Sometimes a Candle Is More Than a Candle

An innocent gift can send all kinds of messages, depending on whom you’re giving it to. The meaning of presents, unwrapped.

November 28, 2005 | Feature

Beloved blues musician or muttonchopped POTUS?

November 21, 2005 | Intelligencer
Canceled TV D.A. Leads Jury, Can’t Find her Mark

“The first couple of times I approached the grand jury, I was looking around for my mark,” Carlson says.

November 21, 2005 | Television
Turn On. Tune In. Take Over.

Viewers, light your torches! The television revolution is at the gates.

November 21, 2005 | Feature
Beware the Undulating Curve of Shifting Expectations!

Oscar buzz works on a reverse sonic-boom principle: Your hear it (the buzz) before you see it (the movie).

November 7, 2005 | Television
Shrewd Awakening

Kim Cattrall spins her HBO mojo into a message of sexual empowerment. Hey, there are worse ways to get typecast.

October 31, 2005 | Television Review
Arch Rivals

David Spade and Stephen Colbert are the Goofus and Gallant of Comedy Central. So why is Goofus’s show better?

October 10, 2005 | Television
Beware the Undulating Curve of Shifting Expectations!

The first-wave audience is pleasantly surprised, but the second-wavers feel let down; then the third wave finds it's not as bad as they've heard—and they're all watching the exact same show.

October 3, 2005 | Feature
One Night. Five Open-Mike Shows. Hundreds of Lousy Jokes.

A Monday spent on the front lines of comedy.

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