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HBO's Big Love shows us the inequalities in every marriage, writ large

For four seasons and five years, HBO's Big Love has dominated the edgy-soap-opera niche once inhabited by Six Feet Under .
Big Patriarchy
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  January 14, 2011
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Death becomes her

Like any other 20 year olds, Megan Peterson and Mackenzie Byles chatter like hyperactive squirrels, excitedly finishing each others' sentences as though they're alien twins with melded minds.
The future of funerals is fresh-faced . . . and female
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  February 25, 2009
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Review: The L Word

I'll admit I've been hazardously vocal around the office about my enthusiasm for The L Word , which will wrap itself up for good over the course of a scant seven remaining episodes. Can you blame me?
Final fling
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  January 20, 2009
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Vampires want more than just blood

In these trying times, we've shunned wizards for vampires
Sensitivity
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 30, 2008
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Bridesmaids' banter

At this upper-crust Tennessee wedding, we never see the bride, but her quintet of reluctant bridesmaids gets down to some deep and dirty truths in the sassy, irreverent Five Women Wearing the Same Dress, an early comedy by Alan Ball.
In Five Women Wearing the Same Dress
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  November 19, 2008
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Sight unseen

Hollywood writers are no longer walking picket lines, but their 14-week shutdown of TV production reverberates through the 2008-’09 fall season.
The fall TV season flies without pilots
By JOYCE MILLMAN  |  September 08, 2008


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Blood sucks

With regard to this whole nouveau vampire thing, this revitalized appreciation for the undead, I should declare myself at the outset a more or less complete philistine.
HBO does the ‘Southern Vampire’
By JAMES PARKER  |  September 02, 2008
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The ultimate balancing act

About 100 films deep, MIFF ’08 has intriguing offerings for cineastes of all stripes. Here’s a slice of what to look out for.
An extraordinary documentary opens the 2008 Maine International Film Festival
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  July 09, 2008
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Visitation rights

“In terms of the general public, most people I know have never seen the inside of a detention center."
Hidden in plain sight
By BRETT MICHEL  |  April 16, 2008
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Buzz babes

Among the top contenders early on: a mom setting the tone of a teen-pregnancy flick.

The new "It" girls


By VICTORIA WELCH  |  January 14, 2008
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Start with some Spice

The game is on for the reunited Spice Girls.
A recipe for a tuneful 2008
By MATT ASHARE  |  December 26, 2007


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Fluorescent pop

Furler’s got chops to rival her many idiosyncrasies, and by now she shouldn’t have to haul a toy store on stage to get noticed.
Sia, Paradise Rock Club, November 7, 2007
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  November 13, 2007
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BBC America?

The British are coming! And they have American accents!
The networks put some English on the fall TV season
By JOYCE MILLMAN  |  September 12, 2007

Crossword: ''Dissed List''


Deride, deride if you must
By MATT JONES  |  May 30, 2007
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Now on tape

Spending a rainy Saturday night curled up in front of Dodgeball or the first season of Six Feet Under is great and all, but what if you want to find Michael Auder’s “Polaroid Cocaine,” a five-minute, 1993 video montage of images that “dwell on the
‘E-Flux Video Rental’ at the Sert, ‘Only Connect’ at the Mills, and Luigi Ontani at the Gardner
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  January 23, 2007
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Fatal Attraction

Carter cuts apart dead people for a living. Schoeller works part-time putting them back together. And they have a year-old “baby”: a hairless cat named Spooky, who looks like an adorably wrinkled gremlin, knows how to flush the toilet, and has his own M
Meet Julie Carter, Troy Schoeller, and Spooky. Their entire lives are death.
By CAMILLE DODERO  |  December 13, 2006


Crossword: 'Cutting corners'


More themeless magic, baby!
By MATT JONES  |  November 15, 2006
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Mick and more

Everyone’s coming out of the woodwork this season. Ted Danson, Calista Flockhart, John Lithgow, and Amanda Peet are among the actors prepping for an effusive back-to-TV homecoming, and even Mick Jagger will be on screen.
The TV stars — and Jagger — come home to roost
By SHARON STEEL  |  September 19, 2006
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Bebe’s back

“Remember what you used to do before there were computers?” Bebe Buell asks. “Start living your life like that again.”
And she wants to know if you’re ready to rock
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  September 13, 2006
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Patty Larceny

When I started off on the "summer of schlubs," I made a couple of rules.
The career of Patricia Clarkson
By RYAN STEWART  |  July 06, 2006
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God's law

Besides its other contributions to pop culture, The Sopranos spawned a prime-time genre that might be called the “suburban-rebel soap.”
HBO’s lighthearted look at polygamy
By JOYCE MILLMAN  |  March 10, 2006


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Solo shots

Since neither Henry Binns nor Sam Hardaker is a singer anyone cares much to hear, the duo’s ascent has also produced a small fleet of Zero 7–branded vocalists.
Sia, Mozez, and Tina Dico minus Zero 7
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  March 02, 2006