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Emily Nussbaum

November 16, 2009 | Feature
What a Strange Trip It’s Been

The perverse and addictive pleasures of Mad Men’s third season.

July 19, 2010 | Intelligencer
Laugh Line

The strange gender-humor divide in fake-real news.

November 9, 2009 | Feature
The Cougar Moment

The best (Samantha Jones) and worst (Cougar Town) of the species.

October 19, 2009
The Meta Follies

From Monty Python to 30 Rock.

September 28, 2009
Men Behaving Badly

Male dysfunction on Curb Your Enthusiasm, Californication, and Dexter.

September 21, 2009 | TV Profiles
High-Wire Act

Neil Patrick Harris used to be an underage doctor on TV. Now he’s another Hollywood first: an out gay actor who can host award shows, play a womanizer, walk the red carpet with his boyfriend, and then get cast in movies as a straight dad. Neat trick.

August 31, 2009 |
Emily Nussbaum’s Want-to-Sees

What our critic is most eager for this fall.

August 31, 2009 |
Child Star Makes Good

An ode to Drew Barrymore, on the eve of her directorial debut.

August 3, 2009 | Feature
Justify My Love

A former fan remembers why she fell for Madonna, and tries to learn to care again.

July 13, 2009
Bloody Good Show

HBO supplies the season’s guiltiest pleasure, in addition to plain old guilt.