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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 .
| January 14, 2011
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
SARA FAITH ALTERMAN
| February 25, 2009
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?
| January 20, 2009
Vampires want more than just blood
In these trying times, we've shunned wizards for vampires
| December 30, 2008
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
| November 19, 2008
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
| September 08, 2008
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’
| September 02, 2008
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
| July 09, 2008
“In terms of the general public, most people I know have never seen the inside of a detention center."
Hidden in plain sight
| April 16, 2008
Among the top contenders early on: a mom setting the tone of a teen-pregnancy flick.
The new "It" girls
| January 14, 2008
Start with some Spice
The game is on for the reunited Spice Girls.
A recipe for a tuneful 2008
| December 26, 2007
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
| November 13, 2007
The British are coming! And they have American accents!
The networks put some English on the fall TV season
| September 12, 2007
Crossword: ''Dissed List''
Deride, deride if you must
| May 30, 2007
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
| January 23, 2007
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.
| December 13, 2006
Crossword: 'Cutting corners'
More themeless magic, baby!
| November 15, 2006
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
| September 19, 2006
“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
| September 13, 2006
When I started off on the "summer of schlubs," I made a couple of rules.
The career of Patricia Clarkson
| July 06, 2006
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
| March 10, 2006
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
| March 02, 2006
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