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Emily Nussbaum

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.

December 21, 2009 | Reasons to Love New York 2009
5. Because Gail Collins Has Some Perspective

Author and columnist Gail Collins stole the show this year.

December 14, 2009 | Aughts
When TV Became Art

Good-bye boob tube, hello brain food.

December 14, 2009 | Aughts
The Stick List

New York's critics pick the television programs, books, movies, art, architecture, plays, and pop albums that we'll still be talking about in ten years.