Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison Showtime's Homeland.
October 1, 2011 Showtime's intriguing Homeland follows a freshly rescued prisoner of war and the CIA analyst who suspects he isn't what he appears to be.
October 1, 2011 Homeland premieres Sunday on Showtime. The 13-week drama is a psychological thriller that centers on a CIA officer, played by Claire Danes, who is convinced there is an al-Qaida conspiracy to use a former American POW in a plot against the United States. NPR's counter-terrorism correspondent Dina Temple-Raston has screened the first three episodes of the show and speaks to host Scott Simon about its depiction of terrorism today.
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October 1, 2011 Northeast residents who hope to carve jack-o-lanterns this Halloween may have to shop around. Tropical Storm Irene destroyed pumpkin patches in Upstate New York and other areas. Other farms, though, were left with a bumper crop. Marie Cusick visits Black Horse Farms in Athens, N.Y., where pumpkins are selling out fast.
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September 30, 2011 TV critic David Bianculli says most shows on TV this fall are a big disappointment. But three offerings this upcoming Sunday night — Prohibition, Dexter and Homeland — are all excellent, invigorating and exceptionally intelligent.
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September 30, 2011 Kevin Shea is a retired New York City firefighter with an unorthodox home. He lives in a 93,000 cubic-foot-geodesic dome, equipped with solar panels, a wind turbine, and a geothermal system. The home is on the grid, but outside the box.
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Brennan Hunt performs in front of the judges on The X Factor.
September 30, 2011 On this week's show, we've got Paula Abdul, movies about sneezing, countertenors, and a game that will call upon your vast knowledge of famous injuries in pop-culture history.
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September 29, 2011 The new film Dream House is not screening for critics. So we are left to speculate about what might happen in a scary movie with that particular title. Evil wine refrigerator, anyone?
David Hornsby and Kevin Dillon star in CBS's How To Be A Gentleman.
September 29, 2011 Television's obnoxious relationship with femininity is legendary. But with tonight's launch of CBS's How To Be A Gentleman, it demonstrates that its relationship with masculinity may be even worse.
Jeremy Sisto and Jane Levy star in ABC's Suburgatory.
September 28, 2011 ABC's Suburgatory seems like a cardboard cutout show about how the city is cooler than the suburbs. But at its heart is a well-articulated relationship between a loving dad and his wary daughter.
Matthew Morrison and the rest of the cast of Glee are up against the wall after a very soft premiere episode last week.
September 26, 2011 We can begin to discern a few things about the new fall season. Comedies — both old ones and new ones — are coming on strong, aging reality franchises are flagging, and NBC just keeps trying to figure it out.
September 25, 2011 Most girls play dress-up in private. Not Tavi Gevinson. By the time she was 13, her blog, Style Rookie, had earned her a front-row seat at Paris Couture fashion shows. Host Audie Cornish profiles Gevinson, now 15 and a veteran of the fashion world, writing for Harper's Bazaar and launching her own online magazine.
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The original Rin Tin Tin was born in 1918 and died in 1932.
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September 24, 2011 Susan Orlean's new book about one of cinema's great dogs argues that Rin Tin Tin wasn't just a dog doing tricks, but an actor who could emote and affect audiences.
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September 23, 2011 With our usual host on injured list, the Pop Culture Happy Hour team cobbles together a discussion of the Emmys, fall TV shows we think will succeed, and a motley array of happy-making things.
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Taraji P. Henson is a rare woman of color on a fall network show, on CBS's Person Of Interest.
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September 23, 2011 Commentator Sarah Ventre says that the biggest problem with last week's Emmy Awards wasn't how lacking they were in cultural diversity, but how little she saw that problem discussed.
Rainn Wilson and James Spader in "The List," the season premiere episode of NBC's The Office.
September 23, 2011 The Office has officially started its first season without Steve Carell. A new boss, a new star, and some old-fashioned physical comedy contributed to a strong Thursday night return.
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