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Emily Nussbaum

June 7, 2010
A Disappointed Fan Is Still a Fan

How the creators of Lost seduced and betrayed their viewers.

May 31, 2010
These Are Their Stories

The pleasing again-and-again of Law & Order.

May 24, 2010 |
3. Be Funny, Biting, Sweet, Ironic, and Just This Short of Sappy

The family sitcom gets a rewrite.

May 24, 2010 |
8. It’s Never Too Soon to Suck Them In

A great opening montage is a bloody good idea.

May 3, 2010
Barbra’s Kids

Glee’s non-sidekick effeminate boy represents for the show’s true icon.

April 12, 2010 | Feature
Pugnacious D

David Simon hates being pegged as angry, but it’s his fury—and passion and empathy—that made The Wire into such transcendent TV. Now, with Treme, he’s moved from postindustrial Baltimore to post-Katrina New Orleans, his irascibility very much intact.

March 29, 2010
Genre Benders

The dazzling structural experiments of Damages and Caprica.

February 15, 2010
Now Preparing for Descent

As Lost enters its final season, a fan worries she’s lost her faith.

February 1, 2010 | Feature
An Almost Lurid Past

John Lithgow on playing a gossip columnist—and on his own close call with scandal.

January 18, 2010
Husbands and Wives

Family values get upended (and sometimes obliterated) on four smart shows.

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