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The West Wing (TV Show)

  • Culture

    March 14, 2013

    Chain of Command

    A Few Good Men at the Alley delivers strong performances while showing the perils of unsupervised power.

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2011

    Pop Rocks: By the Dumb's Early Light

    Apu chose an alternate path to citizenship​There's a scene in The American President -- Aaron Sorkin's pre-West Wing exercise in wishful liberalism -- when President Shepherd (Michael Douglas) describes America as "advanced citizenship." It's a nice thought, especially in the fantastical conte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2010

    Pop Rocks: Why You Should Be Watching The Good Guys

    ​We're in the doldrums, people. Nothing but baseball until August, craptastic "blockbuster" movies for the next two months...hell, even the World Cup is a bore now unless you're lucky enough to have an ancestral connection to one of the remaining teams (go Germany!). What we need is a decent s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2010

    The Week In TV: Hope for Haiti (and Coco)

    Move over failwhale: NBC ushers in the era of the failcock.​I'm loving the weather, thinking of overthrowing Comcast, and still humming "Free Bird." This was the week in TV Land: • So, I'm pretty sure we all watched Conan O'Brien's last episode as host of The Tonight Show. Nielsen ratings ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2009

    The Week in TV: We Can Only Mock the Living

    ​It's almost Christmas, I'm tired of shopping, and I keep yelling "sharkfarts" at everyone. This was the week in TV Land: • Most of the major shows and networks were in repeats this week, which threw my viewing habits off a bit. It's not like I only watch the big four networks; in fact, I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2009

    TV Land: 30 Rock Is Back! And Some Other Stuff Happened Too

    It was a long week in TV Land, so let's get some Cheesy Blasters and do it to it: • 30 Rock is back! 30 Rock is back! I know that some of you -- most of you? -- probably thought that Texas' victory was the best thing on TV this week, but that's because you're young and don't know much yet. Trus ... More >>

  • Culture

    June 25, 2009
  • Culture

    June 18, 2009

    Credit Crisis

    The fight over who pioneered the TV plays out in The Farnsworth Invention

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2009

    West Wing Creator Aaron Sorkin To Discuss His Latest Play At The Alley

    Photo courtesy Alley TheatreBrandon Hearnsberger as Philo T. FarnsworthHair Balls has raved about The Farnsworth Invention at the Alley Theatre, the gripping drama about the invention of television. (Yes, we said "gripping drama about the invention of television.")The play is written by Aaron Sorkin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2009

    The First Fight Over The TV, At The Alley

    Photo courtesy Alley Theatre Brandon Hearnsberger as Philo T. FarnsworthTwo people arguing over electrons, cathode rays and how much light it takes to transport a moving image across the country may not sound like a riveting evening to most people -- but they'd be pretty much wrong. For ... More >>

  • Film

    December 20, 2007

    Charlie Wilson's War

    All aboard the '80s way-back machine for Mike Nichols's good time Charlie

  • Home Entertainment

    October 18, 2007
  • Culture

    July 31, 2003

    You, Spy

    Why can't Americans make TV shows as good as Brit import MI-5?

  • Film

    July 17, 2003

    Ms. Deal

    When it comes to movies for Mandy, Moore isn't better

  • Film

    January 24, 2002

    Sam I Slam

    Sean Penn plays retarded for Oscar, and audiences aren't rewarded

  • Film

    December 13, 2001

    Working Girls

    Stockard Channing and Julia Stiles face off in the nasty world of Business

  • Culture

    September 27, 2001

    Law & Disorder

    As one of TV's best and best-loved series launches a new spin-off, its creator grapples with the aftershocks of terror

  • Culture

    March 8, 2001

    Good Cop, Bad Cop

    Denis Leary is on The Job, but can ABC find him an audience?

  • Culture

    December 28, 2000

    Blow Up the Box

    TV managed to suck and blow in 2000, but still, we watched...and watched

  • Culture

    September 7, 2000

    School's Out

    When Fox-TV canceled American High, the network hit a new low

  • Culture

    May 25, 2000

    Inside the Soap Box

    Michael Moore gets out of his La-Z-Boy to find The Awful Truth

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