Like every fan of The Sopranos, the HBO landmark that was named the best written TV show ever by the Writers Guild of America earlier this month, I was saddened by news that actor James Gandolfini died yesterday of a heart attack while visiting Italy. This loss called to mind my strange connection ... More >>
In a January "diary" penned for Entertainment Weekly, talk-show host Conan O'Brien lamented the prospect that the Writers Guild of America strike might doom the Academy Awards with a perfectly self-deflating line: "I want no part of a world that refuses to congratulate itself." By that standard, he' ... More >>
Rick Reilly on his impending move to ESPN, being directed by George Clooney, and the joys of doing absolutely nothing.
Blake Mooney was recently laid off from his job at NewMediaCompany.com and has somehow found some time to give a glimpse into the week in the life of a man on the dole. This is his story. Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday: To the depressed and despondent (or in my case, unemployed), hope and ... More >>
Laws of Attraction is so generic, it oughtta be illegal.
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The government killed TV, and Hollywood's begging it to revive the corpse
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