Anna Deavere Smith

Sienna Miller in Extrapolations

Extrapolations review: a series of dire warnings ignored

Extrapolations is a series of interrelated stories meant to illustrate where we are headed if something isn’t done about all the carbon pouring into the atmosphere. It’s a huge, ambitious attempt to warn us, show us, teach us, that we […]

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Julia Garner in Inventing Anna

Inventing Anna, or the American obsession with money and power

Inventing Anna, a Netflix mini-series about the rise and fall of a fake socialite from creator Shonda Rhimes, is fascinating and compelling television. I took it as a parable about the rot at the heart of the American psyche. It’s

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Jaina Lee Ortiz and Danielle Savre in Station 19

Brain Dump: Rise, For the People, and Station 19

It’s a brain dump day. I plan to empty my head completely of thoughts about Rise, For the People and Station 19.

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Vondie Curtis-Hall, Britt Robertson, Regé-Jean Page, Ben Rappaport, Wesam Keesh, Jasmin Savoy Brown, and Susannah Flood in For the People

Brain Dump: Collateral, Rise, For the People

Welcome to the scattered thoughts swirling around on the way out of my head in what I charmingly call a brain dump. This edition will talk about Collateral, Rise, and For the People.

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Edie Falco as Nurse Jackie

6 Observations on 7 Years with Nurse Jackie

Nurse Jackie ended in 2015 after 7 seasons. This half-hour show on Showtime was widely considered on of the best shows on television, and for good reason. At a half hour, it may have been considered a comedy. In my

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