These aren't my actual neighborhood children. These are just examples of how happy my neighborhood children could be.
October 31, 2013 Anyone can give away tiny candy bars and little bags of M&Ms. But will everyone in your neighborhood take the time to give you the things that mean the most to them — the things that are already in their homes?
October 29, 2013 Allie Brosh is an artist whose drawings have covered sugar highs, silly pets, and childhood humiliations. But it's her writing about depression that has sparked the most discussion in recent months.
October 25, 2013 On this week's show, we dive into the beautiful and challenging film 12 Years A Slave, both in its capacity as a film about slavery and in its capacity as a plain old good movie. We discuss a few rites of passage that seem to us essential, and we close with what's making us happy this week.
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October 24, 2013 Critics and commentators tend to focus almost all their attention on what's new right this minute. Given the changes in the way culture makes its way to people's lives, that model doesn't necessarily make as much sense as it once did.
This was listed as "atmosphere" from the Johnnie Walker event.
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October 23, 2013 We wander through the menu for a fancy celebrity soiree and try to figure out what these people are actually eating. You might be surprised how hard it is to tell.
Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison in Homeland.
October 21, 2013 Homeland has a history of reversals and surprises, and built its story on information it withheld. But when does withholding start to reduce the stakes to zero?
October 18, 2013 On this week's roundtable podcast, we talk about the new Tom Hanks film Captain Phillips, from chase scenes to quiet stoicism (or lack thereof). We also tackle the great big world of pop culture that makes us cry, of which there is ... a lot.
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"Did you want to rethink anything? Hair? Shade of yellow? Glasses? Path in life? No? Nothing?"
October 17, 2013 Tim Gunn is the wonderful, dear heart and soul of Project Runway. We take a moment to visit some of his scowls, smiles, frowns, and grimaces, and we wonder: What was he thinking?
Dominic West and Helena Bonham Carter in Burton And Taylor.
October 16, 2013 BBC America's new biographical picture about Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor is a pretty good show, but it looks even better when you compare it to the recent alternate version we got from Lindsay Lohan.
Baby otter. AWWWWW.
October 16, 2013 Sure, you know Sherlock and Downton, but don't forget: PBS still shows some of the best nature documentaries in the business. Tonight brings the return of Nature, and a lot of baby otters.
Christopher Reeve in Superman: The Movie.
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October 15, 2013 When you see a valuable comic locked up in a safe, it's fair to wonder whether it's really intended for people other than ardent fans to enjoy, or even to know about. But a new documentary airing on PBS uses superheroes to tell a larger tale of American popular entertainment.
Max and Nev, probably thinking about how terrible Internet liars are.
October 15, 2013 MTV's silly Catfish television show has made it through two seasons, and it hasn't learned anything about taking the fascinating personal situations into which it inserts itself and using them to ask any interesting questions.
James Franco has big plans, always.
October 15, 2013 With a new book out that purports to be a novel but actually isn't, James Franco seems to have mastered celebrity in an unexpected way. He has so many images at this point — stoner, student, artist, bro — that he seems to have no image at all.
Glee remembered Cory Monteith in Thursday night's episode, "The Quarterback."
October 11, 2013 Glee put together an episode to remember cast member Cory Monteith, and while it was awkward at times, that's perhaps appropriate to the occasion.
October 11, 2013 On this week's round-table pop-culture podcast, we dive into one of the biggest movies of the year: Gravity, which is visually gorgeous even when we have questions about the script. We also cover some glorious fiascoes and tell you what's making us happy this week.
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