Author: Abigail Nussbaum

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TV of 2018

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On December 28, 2018
As the year winds to its close and TV critics have tried to sum it up, a narrative has emerged. 2018 was the year when TV (by which I mean mostly scripted, narrative TV, the kind I pay attention to) hasn’t so much Peaked as become exhausting. A year in which quantity largely overwhelmed quality. […]
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Tomorrow evening is the first night of Hanukkah, which in Israel has become primarily associated, on a culinary level, with sufganiot, a type of doughnut in which dough is deep-fried and then filled with various sweet fillings. The traditional filling is strawberry jam, but in the last decade or so Israeli bakeries have entered into […]
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The Haunting of Hill House

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On October 31, 2018
I have a review at Strange Horizons in which I try to sum up my deeply conflicted reaction to Netflix’s adaptation of Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House. Netflix’s miniseries adaptation of The Haunting of Hill House, by Mike Flanagan (who wrote most of the series’s ten episodes and directed all of them), throws most […]
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