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Television
Sept. 22 2014 2:12 PMCrusader, Sans CapeThe superhero trappings of Gotham are just a clever disguise.
Brow Beat
Sept. 19 2014 1:39 PMShonda Rhimes Is Not an “Angry Black Woman,” New York Times. Neither Are Her Characters.
Television
Sept. 18 2014 1:41 PMTelevision for AdultsThe Good Wife is cynical, thrilling, and grown-up. It’s also TV’s best drama.
Television
Sept. 10 2014 3:02 PMThese People Will Not Create a Perfect SocietyBut they do reflect our own.
Television
Aug. 28 2014 1:50 PMWhit Stillman’s New TV Show Is Almost As Good As His Old MoviesAnd Amazon can really do comedy. Drama, on the other hand …
Television
Aug. 22 2014 9:54 AMThe Longest FaceBoJack Horseman is a bleak, brilliant comedy about a talking horse.
Television
Aug. 20 2014 7:29 AMOne Tough Female Detective and Hardly Any GunsIf you like Prime Suspect and The Fall, watch Happy Valley.
Television
Aug. 8 2014 8:14 AMOutlanderIt’s a great feminist adventure. I wish it were a little more of a cheesy romance.
Brow Beat
Aug. 4 2014 9:41 AMHalt and Catch Fire’s Surprising Finale: The Show Was the Opposite of What We Thought
The XX Factor
July 30 2014 1:36 PMWhen Bachelors Talk About Sex, The Bachelorette Gets Blamed
Television
July 29 2014 9:44 AMJohn Oliver’s #LongrantsThree months in, Last Week Tonight is the perfect news show for now.
Television
July 25 2014 10:33 AMLittle Networks, Big ShowsDramas on WGN and WE epitomize the flood of totally decent television.
Tv Club
July 16 2014 11:56 AMRace and Gender on Orange Is the New BlackWilla Paskin and Zerlina Maxwell talk Season 2.
Television
July 11 2014 10:41 AMFor the Sake of ScienceThe hot, messy psychology of intimacy in Masters of Sex.
Television
July 9 2014 11:30 AMThe Summer of Popcorn TVExtant and The Strain, two enjoyable B-movie shows with limited futures.
Television
Sept. 21 2014 9:00 PMAttractive People Being Funny While Doing Amusing and Sometimes Romantic ThingsDon’t dismiss it. Friends was a truly great show.
Brow Beat
Sept. 18 2014 3:55 PMWhy Television Needs a New Cosby Show Right Now
Television
Sept. 16 2014 12:05 PMSlim Pickings at the Network TV BazaarThree talented actresses in three terrible shows.
Television
Sept. 2 2014 2:34 PMA Tween Is BornThe legacy of Saved by the Bell.
Brow Beat
Aug. 26 2014 1:05 AMThere Were No Disasters at the Emmys. That’s Why They Were So Boring.
Movies
Aug. 21 2014 5:31 PMThis Never HappenedThe first film by the creator of Mad Men plummets to Earth.
Brow Beat
Aug. 11 2014 11:08 PMMork & Mindy and the Tireless Dervish That Was Robin Williams
Television
Aug. 7 2014 11:19 AMThe KnickSteven Soderbergh’s medical drama looks better than anything on TV, but otherwise resembles every medical drama on TV.
Television
July 31 2014 12:49 PMThe Honorable WomanA complex, turgid, worthwhile mystery about the Israel-Palestine conflict.
Tv Club
July 30 2014 11:25 AMWhy Are Straight Girls Obsessed With Big Boo?
Television
July 28 2014 2:05 PMFull BloomThe complicated, endearing maturity of Blossom. Yes, Blossom.
Television
July 17 2014 11:49 AM“I Just Hate My Life, and My Life Is You”FX takes on the relationship sitcom, with sharp results.
Television
July 16 2014 8:17 AMThe 20-Year-Old VirginsMTV’s new reality series about not doing it.
Brow Beat
July 10 2014 11:33 AMThe Emmys Got Things Mostly Right Again. So Let’s All Get Mad About Them.
Tv Club
July 2 2014 1:23 PMSex and Relationship Advice on Orange Is the New BlackDan Savage and Willa Paskin talk Season 2.

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  Arts
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  Sports
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Sept. 18 2014 11:42 AM Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.