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Adam Sternbergh

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.

May 7, 2007 | Features
The High Line: It Brings Good Things to Life

The abandoned railroad that made a park ... that made a neighborhood ... that made a brand.

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?

February 12, 2007 | Feature
Playing the Slots: Monday Night

Study this tough-love guide to making the hard but necessary choices in your weekly TV regimen: namely, which shows to watch right away, which to record for later, which to skip, and which ones to put on probation.

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