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  • Guy meets 'Girls'

    Guy meets 'Girls'
    Last Sunday, "Girls," HBO's much-talked-about comedy, debuted its second season. I should qualify that "much-talked-about" description, since "Girls" is really only a major discussion point among young liberal urbanites around the country. It's in matters...
  • From halls of 'Downton Abbey,' to 'House of Cards,' a great midseason

    From halls of 'Downton Abbey,' to 'House of Cards,' a great midseason
    Midseason used to be a time for networks to put on series that weren’t good enough to make the fall lineup. The thinking was: The money has been spent to make these episodes, so let’s try to get something out of them by plugging them for shows...
  • Obama and the single girl

    Obama and the single girl
    As if it weren't enough that Lena Dunham, the 26-year-old writing/directing/acting phenom who started a revolution this year with her HBO series "Girls," scored a $3.5-million book deal and has been granted the unofficial but unimpeachable title of "voice...
  • Ohio gets deluge of spin from Obama and Romney

    Be glad you don't live in Ohio. It's a fine old state with pretty towns, friendly people and a fairly healthy economy. But over the last six months, its citizens have endured a volume of political advertising unequaled in the history of Western...
  • Why it is wrong to call HBO's 'Girls' racist

    Why it is wrong to call HBO's 'Girls' racist
    I have been watching the backlash against HBO's groundbreaking comedy "Girls" the last couple of weeks, and much of it looks to be coming from writers and wannabe critics who might just be jealous of Lena Dunham's success. Racism is a complicated and...
  • Talking about HBO's 'Girls' - A dazzling debut for a stunningly smart comedy

    Talking about HBO's 'Girls' - A dazzling debut for a stunningly smart comedy
    If you didn't see the debut of HBO's"Girls" Sunday night, here's some advice: Do whatever it takes to see it. Smart people are going to be talking and talking and talking some more about it for weeks. In 30 years of writing about television,  I cannot...
  • Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Ariana Grande Among Celebrities Exposed in Massive Nude Photo Leak

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Nude photos of several high-profile stars, including "Hunger Games" star Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande and Kirsten Dunst, leaked online Sunday in one of the biggest celebrity hacking scandals in...
  • Barbra conquers Fallon on 'Tonight Show'

    "HE mentioned that, to his mind, America had evolved from an industrial economy to one based on entertainment and technology." Writer-historian David Halberstam to Vanity Fair's Graydon Carter. (Halberstam died in a car accident in 2007.) Looking at...
  • Netflix orders two seasons of the Judd Apatow comedy 'Love'

    Netflix orders two seasons of the Judd Apatow comedy 'Love'
    Netflix is showing Judd Apatow some "Love." The online streaming service has ordered two seasons of "Love," a half-hour comedy created and written by Apatow, Lesley Arfin and Paul Rust.   The series follows a couple, played by Rust and Gillian...
  • Slash, Mia Doi Todd and the Juan MacClean drop new albums

    Slash, Mia Doi Todd and the Juan MacClean drop new albums
    A weekly look at newly released albums. Mia Doi Todd Floresta (City Zen Records) This mistress of the canyon chilllwaves has brought her light and loose touch to a set of Brazilian songs on her latest, “Floresta,” Portuguese for “...
  • Report: Women's employment in prime-time TV 'plateaued' in 2013-2014

    Report: Women's employment in prime-time TV 'plateaued' in 2013-2014
    Though Julianna Margulies said in her Emmys acceptance speech that it's "a wonderful time for women on television," a report issued on Tuesday suggests that may not be the case.  Women’s employment in prime-time television has "plateaued" in the...
  • 'Please Like Me's' Josh Thomas on coming out, Lena Dunham comparisons

    'Please Like Me's' Josh Thomas on coming out, Lena Dunham comparisons
    When the Australian comedy "Please Like Me" made its under-the-radar American premiere on the fledgling Pivot network, it instantly became every TV critic's pick for Best Show You've Never Heard Of. The semi-autobiographical series is written by and...