Virginia Heffernan

Virginia Heffernan is a television critic for The New York Times. Her book, The Underminer, which she wrote with Mike Albo, comes out in February.

Low Concept
Feb. 11 2005 8:08 PMThe Underminer Strikes AgainStill single? On Valentine's Day? Someone as nice and standard as you?
The Book Club
Nov. 18 2004 8:09 AM"Soul" and the American Imagination
Television
Aug. 29 2003 7:25 PMSealed With a KissThe MTV Video Music Awards featured an orgy of duets and Madonna embracing Britney Spears.
Television
Aug. 26 2003 7:28 PMInterpretation of DreamABC remembers Martin Luther King Jr.'s great speech.
Television
Aug. 15 2003 8:06 PMDark CityMy night in blacked-out New York.
Television
Aug. 8 2003 4:06 PMFamily MattersSnooty butlers vs. Jersey goombahs on ABC.
Television
July 29 2003 8:08 PMCutupsFX's Nip/Tuck can't control its own impulses.
Television
July 15 2003 7:07 PMI Want My MPTV!The barnyard sounds of Tony Blair's C-SPAN show.
Television
July 9 2003 1:34 PMDateline Valley ForgeJames Woods travels through time on the Discovery Channel.
Television
June 27 2003 6:12 PMYep, She's NiceEllen DeGeneres' naive HBO special.
Television
June 20 2003 6:33 PMInsideJobThe tricky clique of Showtime's Out of Order.
Television
June 13 2003 7:27 PMWhen Comedy Gets CruelBill Hicks, Lenny Bruce, and other mean comics on the Trio network.
Television
June 6 2003 5:55 PMHere, Queer, and Used To ItThe movies of Gay Pride Month.
Television
May 30 2003 2:18 PMDressing for EnglandThe brutal fashion critics of the BBC's What Not To Wear.
Television
May 23 2003 4:17 PMFables of the ReconstructionExtreme Makeover's promise that surgery can make you happy.
The Book Club
Nov. 19 2004 2:41 PMI [Heart] Charlotte
The Book Club
Nov. 17 2004 7:51 AMThe Wolfe in Rut
Television
Aug. 27 2003 12:47 PMToast to the Bride and GroomMTV's latest celebsploitation show.
Television
Aug. 21 2003 5:20 PMThe Smoking Gun, SlashedA Web site turns into a TV show, and it ain't pretty.
Television
Aug. 13 2003 7:07 PMRumble Fish by the SeaFox's O.C. brings back the tender delinquent.
Television
Aug. 1 2003 7:26 PMCatch a Fallen StarE!'s Star Dates features has-beens and the people who want to date them.
Television
July 18 2003 12:31 PMConfessions of Innocent MindsA&E's riveting documentary on the Central Park jogger.
Television
July 11 2003 1:54 PME!'s Celebrity Fake-OutExplaining, sort of, how Britney spends her millions.
Television
July 3 2003 7:39 PMGreenlight Means CautionThe impending disaster of HBO's indie-film series.
Television
June 25 2003 3:49 PMFrom California to the New York IslandThe patriotic kids' show that gets teens to swap lives.
Television
June 18 2003 4:54 PMDogg ShowSnoop does his bizzle on MTV.
Television
June 9 2003 1:55 PMFirst LadiesHillary Clinton and Barbara Walters square off.
Television
June 2 2003 1:11 PMThe Dark Lady of Six Feet UnderThe end of a great villain and an astonishing season.
Television
May 28 2003 6:52 PMAin't That a KickIs Punk'd star Ashton Kutcher our new Dino?
Television
May 19 2003 8:25 PMMatt Lauer Sees a Serious PlaceThe Today showfinds "military overtones" on Korea's DMZ.

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