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The Pejorative Reportnew

It's not just the Rush Limbaughs who use language to degrade and insult. As politicians throw around emotionally packed words on the attack, some journalists wind up repeating them.
Jackson Free Press  |  Valerie Wells  |  04-06-2012  |  Media

Fox's 'Touch' = A smoldering Sutherland, pseudo-religious hokum, and a 'magical Negro'new

TV networks have always had a weakness for mysticism, from The Twilight Zone to The X-Files to Lost.
San Antonio Current  |  Dean Robbins  |  04-02-2012  |  TV

Supreme Court Watch: FOX to FCC -- WTF?new

In the case before the Court on Election Day, FCC v. Fox Television Stations, five different networks stood up to the Federal Communications Commission, whose tightening of profanity regulations in recent years has been compared to "a Victorian crusade" by former officials of the FCC itself.
San Antonio Current  |  Martha B. Lackritz  |  11-14-2008  |  Media

Five Shows to Watch Before the New Season Beginsnew

With the new fall TV schedule getting underway, now's the perfect time to play catch-up, renting "Complete First Season" DVDs for shows you might have missed on the first go-around. Here are our top choices to get you prepped for premiere week.
Weekly Alibi  |  Devin D. O’Leary  |  09-23-2008  |  TV

An Open Letter to Gordon Ramsaynew

I tried, Chef, I really did, and on numerous occasions -- but I just cannot sit through an entire episode of Hell's Kitchen. Invariably, after or during one of your obscene and belittling rants, I tell you to shut the fuck up, consciously using one of your favorite expletives.
Artvoice  |  Joe George  |  06-02-2008  |  TV

'Unhitched' is Alternately Slick & Soulless and Sloppy & Hammynew

This would be the most repulsive Fox sitcom since The War at Home if not for healthy competition from Back to You and 'Til Death.
Philadelphia Weekly  |  Doug Wallen  |  04-07-2008  |  TV

Striking Outnew

Are you happy the writers' strike is finally over? Well, I most certainly am ... NOT!! When networks get desperate, some really funny, dumbass ideas get to shine.
The Portland Mercury  |  Wm. Steven Humphrey  |  02-21-2008  |  TV

Just Forget About 'T3'new

Whether or not you attribute its pilot’s big ratings to the current dearth of scripted shows, The Sarah Connor Chronicles mostly deserves its early success.
Philadelphia Weekly  |  Doug Wallen  |  02-04-2008  |  TV

Studio Clean-Upnew

Janitors at L.A.'s major studios are pushing for a union.
Los Angeles CityBeat  |  Jonathan Frochtzwajg  |  10-20-2006  |  Business & Labor

Kill Bill Vol. 3new

The O'Reilly Factor may be proven dumb, but it's still dangerous.
Los Angeles CityBeat  |  Mick Farren  |  04-07-2006  |  Media

Next Caller, Pleasenew

Mike Stark has received national accolades, and on-air threats, for his relentless pursuit of dialogue on the right-wing airwaves.
Metroland  |  Rick Marshall  |  03-16-2006  |  Media

Fine Linenew

The tortured and demonic part of Johnny Cash that stoked his genius often gets lost in the platitudes, the rough edges airbrushed by sentimentality. But not in James Mangold’s movie bio of the Man in Black.
Boston Phoenix  |  Peter Keough  |  11-18-2005  |  Reviews

Meta Chefs: The 'Reality' of Hell's Kitchennew

Already a household name to connoisseurs of gourmet cuisine, Gordon Ramsay has expanded his British empire to Los Angeles, and his show's mission is to find a chef for the eponymous restaurant.
Boston Phoenix  |  Chris Nelson  |  07-07-2005  |  TV

Smooth Operatorsnew

We’re in the "feast" portion of the feast-or-famine TV cycle. Two of the season’s best new dramas, UPN’s Veronica Mars and Fox’s House, air opposite each other at 9 p.m. on Tuesdays.
Boston Phoenix  |  Joyce Millman  |  11-16-2004  |  TV

After the Think Mannew

Russell is a filmmaker drawn more to chaos than to unity. His Heart is a head case.
Boston Phoenix  |  Peter Keough  |  10-08-2004  |  Reviews

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