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UMBC's 'Revolution' reminds us that small screen had big visual ideas

Art is not the first word that comes to most people's minds at the mention of television. From the earliest days, there has been a body of so-called intellectual thought that dismissed the medium as a "vast wasteland" or the "boob tube." That myopia, which persists to this day in some quarters,...

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  • SNL hypes Alec Baldwin as its new Trump. Can it capitalize on the record-shattering debate?

    SNL hypes Alec Baldwin as its new Trump. Can it capitalize on the record-shattering debate?

    It wasn't clear who would be impersonating Donald Trump during upcoming season of NBC's "Saturday Night Live." We now have our answer, and it's a familiar face: Alec Baldwin. Trump had previously been impersonated by former cast member Darrell Hammond, and Taran Killam, whose contract wasn't renewed...

  • 'American Horror Story' recap: Signs point to a show-within-a-show mystery

    'American Horror Story' recap: Signs point to a show-within-a-show mystery

    "American Horror Story: My Roanoke Nightmare" expanded its scope beyond a simple haunted house tale this week. The supposed “documentary” seems to be adding increasingly fantastical elements to its story, and this week we get a some psychic, some revisionist American history and what appears to...

  • Will 'This Is Us' show the right way to portray overweight women on TV?

    Will 'This Is Us' show the right way to portray overweight women on TV?

    The pilot for NBC's Tuesday-night drama "This Is Us" shocked a lot of viewers when it revealed how the lives of its ensemble cast of characters intersect. But the tearjerking plot twist isn't the only thing that sets the drama apart. One of the show's main characters is Kate (Chrissy Metz), a 36-year-old...

  • 'This Is Us' recap: The twists continue

    'This Is Us' recap: The twists continue

    After last week’s premiere episode of "This is Us," one may have been fooled into thinking that everything was going to be perfect growing up as a member of Jack and Rebecca’s family of five. But we quickly learn that this definitely isn’t the case.  Eight years on from the end of the last episode,...

  • 'Dancing With the Stars' recap: Rick Perry is eliminated

    'Dancing With the Stars' recap: Rick Perry is eliminated

    Because of Erin Andrews' absence, Kym (Johnson) Herjavec is co-hosting "Dancing With the Stars" with Tom Bergeron on Tuesday night. There's also a slew of musical performers lined up. Just to remind you, the following six couples have immunity tonight based on last night's "faceoff" dances: Jana...

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