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The Hour
January 11, 2012 – 8:24 PM | 5 Comments
<I>The Hour</I>

The Hour is greater than the sum of its parts, which isn't to say that it's great, exactly. It has a lot of problems: anachronistic language; feet-planted speechifying, also rather anachronistic, about marriage and the …

Back to School: High Art, SLaP, and more
September 8, 2011 – 6:57 AM | 13 Comments
Back to School: <I>High Art</I>, SLaP, and more

A roundup of what I've written and watched recently…

TV Question Qorner: America's Next Top Plimpton, clowns hold YSL hostage, and more
March 30, 2009 – 11:41 PM | 23 Comments
TV Question Qorner: <I>America's Next Top Plimpton</I>, clowns hold YSL hostage, and more

Making the Band 4. I have a lot of questions, most of them concerning that hottest-of-messes white fur vest Diddy keeps showing up in. The man is a style icon; that is a fugly garment …