Food Network changed the way we’re entertained by food and those who cook it.
A Seattle-based writer and editor with an unfortunate attraction to pop culture oddities and disasters.
The most fascinating thing about this movie is how eager everyone is to make fun of its failings.
The increased portability of music is, in the end, all about a shift in power.
Vinyl is the beginning. Sure, wax cylinders came before, but the true concept of the album is a vinyl joint.
The digital revolution has been the music equivalent of sequencing the human genome.
Video games are signs and symbols of information technology as a whole
To come of age in a time when few young people actually cared about rock was thrilling.
God help me, I still freaking hate pop country music.
Daria, the show that best captures the tone of American culture in the ’90s.
Miss L, heir apparent to the Rebecca Black throne.
The Borgias has been delightful trash from the word go
It’s great that the adaptation is so faithful to the source material, but Seven help us, it’s all so damn confusing.
Genuinely bizarre stuff that belongs in its own, special, thoroughly un-ironic corner of human artistic expression.
“I don’t really care about work. I care about you.” That, you incredibly patient fans of Mad Men, is not the only lie Don Draper tells over the course of…
Why the multinational coffee chain is actually a good thing.
Two relatively interesting things happened on NBC this week. The Office finally closed out its Florida arc by dragging most of the subplot’s principal characters back to Scranton and Community returned after…
I may step on some critics’ toes for this statement, but I believe film will always be at least a little more respectable than television. It’s not because film attracts…
In the climactic scene of this week’s intriguing but ultimately problematic episode of The Office, the show provided an apt metaphor for why exactly it’s failing today more often than…
Last week I griped about two early problems with The Office‘s Florida plot arc. I worried that, by dividing the action over so many locations, the show would stretch itself…
As The Office enters the meat of its bold vacation to Florida in a clear bid to rejuvenate its wayward eighth season, the energy is there but the format is strained….
The American adaptation of The Office is, in its own way, the most consistently interesting show on stateside television. It’s a network microcosm show, one that reflects the nature and fate…
A dark, unexpected experience with a nationally recognized mascot.
A review of the debut of HBO’s new drama, Luck.
The bills have been shelved, but is that the end?
On its face, CBS’s new sitcom ¡Rob! doesn’t have a terrible premise. Executed properly, it could actually be pretty endearing. It’s the story of an American man who unwittingly marries into…
Why does a movie like The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption exist? Film criticism as a pursuit, even a career, can become skewed by years of focusing only on A-list…
Why 3 is almost always funnier than 2.
A review of Showtime’s new original series starring Don Cheadle.
Lessons from the first official trailer for “The Hobbit”
Why we’ll miss this supremely strange casualty of the HBO lineup