Damian Lewis as Nicholas Brody in Showtime's Homeland.
September 29, 2012 Damian Lewis is a newly minted Emmy winner for his role as Nicholas Brody on Showtime's tense spy thriller Homeland.
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September 28, 2012 On this week's show, we talk about the state of television and the Emmy Awards, and then we explore academia in the form of our favorite pop-culture professors and teachers.
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September 27, 2012 Salon asked Jeffrey Eugenides about gender bias in literary culture, and he chalked it up to "bellyaching."
Mindy (Mindy Kaling) is an OB/GYN in Fox's new comedy, The Mindy Project.
September 25, 2012 Mindy Kaling's new comedy on Fox has promise, but the tone needs work. But then, comedy pilots are a lot like dogs — it's hard to tell at first which ones to take home.
Claire Danes and Damian Lewis hold up their Emmy Awards for Showtime's Homeland.
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September 24, 2012 A night of mostly expected winners and lackluster production made for a boring Emmys telecast.
Jimmy Kimmel attends the Emmy Awards Red Carpet Rollout Sept. 19. Sunday night, beginning at 7:30, we'll be chronicling his hosting effort at the ceremony.
September 23, 2012 Sunday night, beginning at 7:30, join us for live coverage of the Emmy Awards.
Maggie Smith as Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham on Downton Abbey.
September 23, 2012 On Sunday's Weekend Edition, we'll talk to Linda Wertheimer about Emmy night, antiheroes, and family shows.
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September 21, 2012 On this week's show, we jump into fall television and make some doomed predictions, and then we roll around in the agony of great breakup songs and scenes.
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September 18, 2012 A recent discussion of what it means to be "sophisticated" in discussing film has raised fascinating questions about taste, film literacy, and ironic distance.
September 17, 2012 We reveal the 25 words that can be combined to create countless television shows.
Mariah Carey, Keith Urban, Ryan Seacrest, Nicki Minaj and Randy Jackson will work together on this season of American Idol.
September 17, 2012 American Idol announced its new judges, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban, and showed some new interest in actually connecting with existing music fans.
September 14, 2012 On our Canada show, we talk extensively about the Toronto International Film Festival, and then a little bit about Canadians. We love you, Canadians!
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Ben Affleck and Rachel McAdams star in Terrence Malick's To The Wonder.
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September 12, 2012 Terrence Malick's To The Wonder is a visually stunning but otherwise unsatisfying meditation on love.
Billy Bob Thornton and Kevin Bacon star in Jayne Mansfield's Car.
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September 11, 2012 Robert Duvall leads a big, talented cast in the drama Jayne Mansfield's Car.
Hugh Laurie and Xzannjah in Mr. Pip.
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September 11, 2012 Mr. Pip is a story of an inspirational teacher and a devastating war.
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