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Nice package

Mad Men practices truth in advertising
The seductive new drama series Mad Men re-creates the beginning of the advertising industry’s shiny modern era of bullshit.
By: JOYCE MILLMAN  |  August 08, 2007


Leader of the pack

Cesar Millan and Dog Whisperer
“When good dogs go bad,” goes the voiceover introduction, “there’s one man who’s their best friend. Cesar Millan.”
By: JEFFREY GANTZ  |  August 06, 2007


All but the wank

Is Deep Throat sexier than the 1934 Tarzan and His Mate?
The image of Marlon Brando demanding that Maria Schneider stick two fingers up his ass, now seems the reductio ad absurdum of improvised acting.
By: JAMES PARKER  |  July 24, 2007


Niagara nights

Matchmaking in Buffalo
In bleak and frozen Buffalo, people are looking for love.
By: MIKE MILIARD  |  July 18, 2007


Good Shaq, bad Shaq

Is O’Neal’s fat-camp show kind or cruel?
Say this for Miami Heat center Shaquille O’Neal: in Shaq’s Big Challenge , signs abound that his intentions are good.
By: ADAM REILLY  |  July 10, 2007


Greatest reality hits

The 10 best moments of the past nine months or so
To be read while listening to Green Day’s “Time of Your Life” or Mary Hopkin’s “Those Were The Days, My Friend."
By: JAMES PARKER  |  July 03, 2007


Backstage masterpiece

Is Slings + Arrows better than The Sopranos?
As much as I adored The Sopranos , I have to wonder about the rush to anoint it the best television series ever.
By: ED SIEGEL  |  July 03, 2007


Lean to the left . . .

Total Bull star Western Wishes, plus Ultimate Fighter 5 , Fight Girls , and Last Comic Standing
Western Wishes — what an animal.
By: JAMES PARKER  |  June 27, 2007


Paul’s got Kate?

Maybe not, but Simon Cowell goes up in flames
Paul Potts! Paul Potts! And again — Paul Potts!
By: JAMES PARKER  |  June 19, 2007


Viva Las Vegas!

Sin, sun, and survival, plus lesbian surfers
Last week in reality world, it was Vegas, Vegas, Vegas.
By: JAMES PARKER  |  June 12, 2007


Idiot box

We watch QubeTV so you don't have to
When QubeTV — the video-sharing site “run by conservatives for conservatives” — was launched in April, we were intrigued.
By: MIKE MILIARD  |  June 06, 2007


Dark passage

Insemination, 12-hour tanning, and . . . modka
As we grind collectively toward the Apocalypse, let us pause for a moment to salute the last-ditch efforts of the Institute of Zoo and Wildlife Research.
By: JAMES PARKER  |  June 05, 2007


Dirt cheap

The unintentional brilliance of FX's new show
This steady diet of shock tactics and Dynasty -esque histrionics that makes the show feel like a celebrity rag set in motion, aligning the style and credibility of its own content with that of trashy tabloids that tempt us at supermarket checkout lines.
By: SEAN BARTLETT  |  February 01, 2007
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