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I’m going to take a little break from talking about human suffering in on screen to bring you a different way of encountering social norms through television. Enter the legendary British sitcom Absolutely Fabulous about trashy London women working in high fashion in the 1990’s. I’m an older millennial and I remember watching the show […]
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Mary Tyler Moore, RIP

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On January 25, 2017
Mary Tyler Moore has died, at the age of 80. We actually made it through over three weeks of 2017 without a major cultural figure dying. And I guess it’s kind of a fitting time to go, a pioneering figure in feminist portrayals in popular culture leaving life when the nation’s government has declared war […]
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Jessica Jones

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On July 15, 2016
I recently completed a bit of an experiment. What if I, someone who has never read a comic book in my life, even when I was a kid, and who is openly hostile to superhero stories, watched a superhero show. How would it stand up? Does it work despite my hostility to the genre? Does […]

More Shandling

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On March 26, 2016

A few more Garry Shandling related links. One might forget how great the writing on The Larry Sanders Show was. So great. So hilarious. Thanks to Tom Till for the link. Conan O’Brien’s rem

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