- July 18, 2005 | Television Review
- Rooting for Lefty
'The Situation’s' Rachel Maddow outshines host Tucker Carlson, ﬁnally giving liberals a feisty voice.
- August 8, 2005 | Television
- In Defense of ‘The Comeback’
When it comes to savoring a series that’s really reaching—in the best sense—'The Comeback' is far more ambitious than it’s getting credit for.
- November 22, 2004 | Television
- Sidekick: Michael Richards
DVD fans have long awaited the holy mackerel of sitcom releases, the elaborate Seinfeld Gift Set
- November 1, 2004 | Television
- You Can’t Be Serious!
Jon Stewart wants to treat politics as a joke—and still teach us a civics lesson. He can’t have it both ways.
- November 8, 2004 | Television
- Single Mom/Sane Teen
The rise of the "sane teen" is the season’s most unexpected trend.
- May 2, 2005 | Pop Music Review
- Meet the New Boss
Bruce Springsteen’s innovative collection of character studies dares to be both brooding and hopeful.
- November 22, 2004 | Feature
- Up, Up, and Away
Rufus Wainwright breaks out of his emotional straitjacket and finds a whole new range of expression.
- December 19, 2005 | Culture Awards
- The Year in Movies
Gay cowboys rode high in the saddle, Brangelina wrestled, documentaries danced, Reese drawled, David Cronenberg and Joss Whedon shocked, and smart New York films ruled again. Meanwhile, the comebacks kept coming, as King Kong, Woody Allen, and Robert Downey Jr. all roared back—one in a strangely British accent.
- February 28, 2005 | The Book Review
- In the Belly of the Mouse
Recasting the business biography as a study in self-sabotage.
- September 12, 2005 | Fall Preview 2005 - Television
- Out of the Frying Pan
Bad-boy chef Anthony Bourdain and his notorious kitchen high jinks get fictionalized for the small screen.