A Few Good Men at the Alley delivers strong performances while showing the perils of unsupervised power.
Apu chose an alternate path to citizenshipThere'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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
The fight over who pioneered the TV plays out in The Farnsworth Invention
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 >>
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 >>
All aboard the '80s way-back machine for Mike Nichols's good time Charlie
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