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Quick TV Rec: Ted Lasso

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On October 18, 2020
Many LGM commenters, I know, are fond of the sportsball. I myself am not fond of the sportsball, which is one of several reasons why I was in no rush to watch Apple TV+’s comedy Ted Lasso, in which Jason Sudeikis plays a mid-level American football coach who is hired to manage a top-tier European […]

Watch Out

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On October 10, 2020

BBC America has released a trailer for its upcoming series The Watch, nominally based on Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novels, specifically the ones set in Ankh Morpork and among the officers of t

Elite Panic

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On September 18, 2020

Happy 5781, LGM! May the year and its curses end; may the year and its blessings begin. As you may have already read, Israel is greeting the new year by going back into lockdown, the first country to

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I have a review of Simon Jimenez’s debut novel, The Vanished Birds, up at Strange Horizons. This is easily one of my favorite books of the year, a chewy far-future space adventure whose focus is capitalist systems and the sacrifices that are required to make them run—of lives, of families, of futures, and of happiness. […]
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Fourth of July with my family was spent eating leftover apple pie and watching the long-rumored, long-embargoed recording of a June 2016 performance of Hamilton by the original cast. I saw the show in its London production in 2018, and long before that I had listened to its soundtrack album so many times that I […]

Mrs. America

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On June 5, 2020

I originally had no intention of watching FX’s miniseries Mrs. America, a biopic of Phyllis Schlafly and her successful crusade against the ERA. Not only because the subject matter seemed incred

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The Plot Against America

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On April 22, 2020
HBO’s six-part adaptation of Philip Roth’s The Plot Against America concluded its run earlier this week. I haven’t read the original novel, for various reasons but mainly because its premise—an alternate history in which Nazi-sympathizer Charles Lindbergh is elected president in 1940, keeps the US out of WWII, and unleashes a wave of anti-Jewish legislative […]

Little America

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On February 24, 2020

Little America is an Apple TV+ anthology series released last month. Based on the column of the same name in Epic Magazine, it dramatizes the true stories of immigrants in the United States in eight h

The Outsider

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On January 28, 2020

The Outsider is a new HBO limited series, based on the 2018 novel of the same name by Stephen King. Four episodes out of ten have aired. The story centers on small town police detective Ralph Anderson

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