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July 23, 2007 | Features
Three Easy Steps to Comedy Stardom

1. Cut some films with your friends. 2. Get that junk on the box. 3. Now break out of that box. But can Andy Samberg survive the multiplex?

July 2, 2007 | Feature
Knocked Up by the Undulating Curve of Shifting Expectations!

As good as Knocked Up is, it’s a perfect candidate for Curvedom; in fact, we’ve recently heard people saying, “I don’t see what all the fuss is about.”

June 18, 2007

After a lackluster season three, in which every story line felt wearily familiar as the gang ambled ever more aimlessly around L.A., the show seemed in serious need of a reboot.

June 11, 2007 | Feature
Playing the Slots: Sunday Night

Sunday night is up for grabs—so here’s a guide to what you should hold on to and what you should discard.

May 28, 2007 | Feature
Popcorn and Matinees on the Undulating Curve of Shifting Expectations!

Pumped about Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End? Salivating for Shrek the Third? Remember, summer is the season of dashed expectations—and don’t think you can outwit the Curve.

April 23, 2007 | Feature

Postcolonial author or supercute teen heartthrob?

April 9, 2007 | Feature
Art-House Conundrums on the Undulating Curve of Shifting Expectations!

When it comes to worthy independent films, critics face a dilemma: If you trumpet a little-known wonder too loudly, the very audience you rustle up is guaranteed to leave the theater feeling underwhelmed.

April 2, 2007 | Feature
They Might Be Giants

Human Giant has a simple goal: To reinvent sketch comedy—and save MTV.

March 26, 2007 | Feature
Long Story Short

How ‘This American Life’ Turned Radio Into TV— And Brought a Dead Bull Back to Life.

March 5, 2007
Your Tax Dollars at Work

A study released last week showed that New Yorkers pay more in taxes than residents of any other American metropolis: $9.02 for every $100 we make goes to the state or city. How is all that money spent?

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