Politics & Policy

Simply Mad

‘Who knows why people do what they do?” asks the tagline of AMC’s Mad Men, which airs Sundays at 10 P.M. Eastern. The Manhattan-set drama, a current critical darling, chronicles ...
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The Kite Runner Flies

This weekend, a faithful adaptation of the Khaled Hosseini’s popular novel The Kite Runner, a story of betrayal and redemption in Afghanistan, flies into theaters. A distressing and uneven book ...
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Wrestling the Divine

Like the Biblical Jacob, the title character in TNT’s drama Saving Grace, wrestles with an angel. The angel is a tobacco-swirling, taco-munching, Oklahoma country-boy angel named Earl (Leon Rippy), while ...
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Bella Is Beautiful

There are moments in life that change everything. They are hinges, turning us toward perhaps toward joy, perhaps toward sorrow, but ensuring that nothing will ever be the same again. ...
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Family Gone Wild

In a heroic attempt to entertain us, the broadcast networks introduced some 20 new shows this month. We have an uber-enhanced Bionic Woman, a sad fellow who temporarily raises the ...
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Friday Night Gets Religion

Forget your overly coiffed housewives of Wisteria Lane, your arrested-in-adolescence doctors at Seattle Grace Hospital, and your tank-top wearing detectives in Las Vegas. For those who want quality drama ...