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Searching for perfect health care
“In America,” says Hong-Jen Chang politely, “it’s not really a . . . a system you can copy. It’s a market."
| April 08, 2008
James Brown rescues Boston, and a whole lot more
Just as an attention getter, the title of VH1’s new rock-doc treatment of James Brown’s April 5, 1968, concert at Boston Garden — The Night James Brown Saved Boston — is hard to beat.
| April 02, 2008
Bring the drama
High School Confidential ’s missed opportunity
In the current œuvre of celluloid adolescent misadventures, it’s difficult to find a show that stands apart.
| March 24, 2008
Reignite your rage
Bush’s War almost tells the whole story
It’s tempting, five years into the Iraq War, to regard that conflict with fatalistic resignation.
| March 18, 2008
Unhitched just isn’t gross enough
The more I watch shows like Unhitched , the more resentful I am that shows like Arrested Development get cancelled.
| March 11, 2008
Tommy Tiernan, Lil’ Bush
Tommy Tiernan is an Irishman, a son of Erin.
| March 04, 2008
The Millionaire Matchmaker delivers
Patti Stanger, a “third-generation matchmaker,” describes her work as a service to God.
| February 25, 2008
Celebrity Rehab does it all for you
Dr. Drew Pinsky himself, sleekly acerbic co-host of radio’s Loveline , wields his diagnostic jargon like a switchblade.
| February 20, 2008
Iraq’s My Lai?
Looking at Haditha
Five years after the first bombs fell on Baghdad, the fog of war still roils thick in Iraq.
| February 12, 2008
The Candace Bushnell-based series is no better than a cheap knock-off
It’s impossible to discuss Lipstick Jungle without making comparisons to Sex and the City.
| February 11, 2008
Try, try again
The jackhammer comedy of The Whitest Kids U’ Know
When, not too long ago, I was belatedly introduced to the Whitest Kids U’ Know, I felt the same way I did when I first saw The Simpsons in 1991.
| February 05, 2008
Abs of steel
American Gladiators does the gym proud
A wonderfully campy, oddly comforting motivator that suggests anyone with the guts and desire can become a modernized version of a Roman warrior.
| January 28, 2008
BBC America’s Torchwood
Conceived as a spinoff from the vintage BBC kids’ show Doctor Who , Torchwood has since come into its own
| January 22, 2008
Chowing down on the road
Bourdain’s lifestyle as a gleeful gourmand may be taking its toll on his health, but it’s entertaining for the rest of us.
| January 16, 2008
Masterpieces and mysteries
‘The Complete Jane Austen’ on WGBH, and making book on the Austen detectives
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that there cannot be too many Jane Austen adaptations for film and television.
| January 14, 2008
The Wire’s final season
No matter which side you’re on, you’re wading in a very strong, unpredictable, and treacherous current.
| December 31, 2007
Will the real reality show please stand up?
With scripted television in limbo thanks to the Writers Guild of America strike, network bosses have been relying on reality programming to soften the blow.
| December 19, 2007
Project Runway ’s slump
My roommate Mike enjoys watching reality television that depicts people with actual skills.
| December 11, 2007
Three Wise Women
The Girls Next Door bring their gifts to the Playboy Mansion
Watching the show is like falling down the bunny hole ― everything socially acceptable (monogamy, independence, daywear) is naught.
| December 12, 2007
The Writers Guild of America strike, now in its fifth week, has exacted a serious toll.
| December 05, 2007
Tim and Eric’s 15 minutes
“In the sphere of thought, absurdity and perversity remain the masters of the world,” wrote Schopenhauer, “and their dominion is suspended only for brief periods.”
| December 04, 2007
The Current Issue
Table of Contents
Where To Follow Me
| March 24, 2013 at 11:09 AM
Mo Takes His Turn
March 21, 2013 at 12:59 PM
[Q&A] KMFDM's Sascha Konietzko on art, Columbine and having balls
On The Download
| March 18, 2013 at 3:22 PM
See this film series: The Belmont World Film Series @ Studio Cinema in Belmont
Outside The Frame
| March 18, 2013 at 11:00 AM
See this film: This is Spinal Tap [with post-film talk by expert from Acoustical Society of America] @ the Coolidge
March 17, 2013 at 12:00 PM
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