September 27, 2013 How did the creators of Breaking Bad get millions of fans to stick by a meth-cooking drug lord season after season? The crafty use of an old editing technique in the pilot let us see the world through Walt's eyes, a film psychologist says, making it easier to excuse his immoral choices later on.
September 26, 2013 The series follows the stories of science pioneers William Masters and Virginia Johnson, who helped bring sexuality into the light. Critic John Powers says it clearly aspires to be "the Mad Men of sex" — but falls short in both its eye for detail and its retrograde portrayals of sex.
September 25, 2013 On Tuesday's Late Night, we learned a little more about touchdown dancing, got to see The Avett Brothers stomping as they do, and experienced the lip-sync magic of three guys with very different stage personalities.
September 24, 2013 TV critic David Bianculli points to Brooklyn Nine-Nine, starring Andy Samberg, and The Blacklist, starring James Spader, as shows to watch this season. Other debuts, like The Michael J. Fox Show and The Crazy Ones, show plenty of potential.
September 23, 2013 For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try the "Woody Allen," made famous by the Carnegie Deli in New York City. It's got pastrami, corned beef, and a whole lot of baggage.
September 23, 2013 Actress Alfre Woodard missed out on an Emmy last night for her role in the television remake of Steel Magnolias, but she's got plenty of other golden statues to comfort her. She takes us behind the scenes of her upcoming film 12 Years a Slave, and offers some wisdom about the acting business.
September 23, 2013 The Emmy Awards on Sunday night honored some deserving winners, both surprising and not. But more than that, it was a ceremony that was slack, uninspired and sometimes insulting to the talent it was supposedly saluting.
September 22, 2013 The Emmy Awards are on Sunday night, and you'll see the familiar face of super-host Neil Patrick Harris. While many faces will be familiar, the big question is whether Netflix — which was a DVD-mailing service what seems like yesterday — can win a big prize.
September 21, 2013 The origin of the bagel "is somewhat mysterious," says a writer who recently explored the topic. What is unquestionable is that bagel met and married lox in New York. But as in so many modern unions, both partners came to the marriage with plenty of baggage.