May 7, 2012 Sacha Baron Cohen has been doing most of his promotion for his upcoming movie The Dictator not as himself but as Admiral General Aladeen. Maybe it's time to leave the character at home.
April 24, 2012 Tony Lucca sang Britney Spears's "...Baby One More Time" last night on The Voice, putting him in a grand tradition of men who show their individuality by singing "...Baby One More Time."
March 16, 2012 Thoughts about the differences between live and recorded performances, inspired by an A.V. Club discussion of bands writers love but don't care to see in concert.
March 15, 2012 Last night's sudden ejection of Jermaine Jones from American Idol was a necessary bit of backstage business — handled in the most humiliating public manner.
March 14, 2012 The concept of a single network putting together an unimpeachable night of television seems largely a thing of the past, but one network currently has it right.
March 13, 2012 Another website expands into other media, as video Tumblr Old Jews Telling Jokes gets ready to move to the New York stage.
March 12, 2012 A review of A Thousand Words reveals that Roger Ebert might not be the most sympathetic audience for the high concept behind the movie.
March 1, 2012 On the occasion of Davy Jones's death at 66, it's finally time to put aside our prejudices and induct the Monkees into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.
February 14, 2012 Cougar Town returns tonight, and with it comes Barb, the latest in a small but honorable group of sitcom characters that knock it out of the park with every line.
February 1, 2012 Commentator Marc Hirsh says that while rebooting comic-book characters isn't anything new, it's another thing entirely to create prequels to a work that was initially as whole as Watchmen.
January 19, 2012 Last night's episode of The Middle featured an awkward, extended bit of product placement.
January 13, 2012 Singer Lana Del Rey has been the whipping girl of the music-blog world for the past year. But her upcoming appearance on this week's Saturday Night Live is about to make that irrelevant.