Comedy | Television
Bluth Family Values
Whether you’ve seen “Arrested Development” before or not, YOU CANNOT JUST RANDOMLY START WATCHING. First: Read all the obsessive fan guides. (Kudos to NPR, which has liv...
Film | The Reelist
Not So ‘Fast’
I once had someone tell me to my face that women can’t accurately review action movies because “they just don’t understand.” (During a job interview. You’ll note tha...
This week brings “Fast and Furious 6,” in which drivers are very, very, very, very, very, very fast. And furious! We’re glad none of these bad drivers from other movies ...
On the Spot: Khaled Hosseini
Ten years ago, Afghan-born author Khaled Hosseini found blockbuster fame with “The Kite Runner,” a tale of two boys set against the late-’70s fall of the Afghan monarchy...
Broadcast Muse | Television
Take Me Back
I am a Netflix dropout. I dropped out because I would order a movie, and it would sit, unwatched, for millennia. Now Netflix is dangling a frozen banana in front of me: 15 new...
Queens of the Scene
Drag queen Shi-Queeta-Lee (Jerry Van Hook) has been working it in Washington for 15 years: She performs Friday and Saturday nights at Town Danceboutique, and hosts the wildly ...
R&B Love, Actually
At the age of 6, Dwele was already mastering the piano. At 10, he was using it to channel his emotions after his father was murdered. Given his circumstances, the Detroit nati...
Comedy | Inside Jokes
This TV season, we lost “30 Rock” to early retirement, but there are still plenty of sharp, silly and surprising sitcoms on the broadcast airwaves. As the season comes to ...
Music | Sound Bets
Beyond Just Pushing Buttons
Daft Punk helped lead the charge for the EDM (electronic dance music) genre. Being one with the machines is kind of the point of being an EDM DJ/producer. It’s a quest that ...
A Trying Time of Year
Pilot season — the arduous, antiquated process by which the broadcast networks order new programming — is a complicated and costly endeavor. Even if a show becomes a serie...
Face Time: Matthew Miele
Documentary filmmaker Matthew Miele admits he never visited Bergdorf Goodman’s — the inimitable luxury department store on Fifth Avenue in New York City — before making ...
Etc. | Film
An Unforbidden Love
When J.J. Abrams took over the Star Trek franchise in 2009, he boldly went where the series hadn’t gone before — romantically — pairing Uhura with Spock. Many fans disli...
Film | The Reelist
I knew Rosebud was the sled, I knew Ilsa would get on the plane, and I knew Norman Bates liked to wear his mom’s clothes. I even knew Bruce Willis was dead the whole time. W...
Accidental Kids’ Show
Don’t be embarrassed if you’re a lot older than most of the audience of “The Intergalactic Nemesis.” Even though it’s labeled “for young audiences,” the show was...
Get Your Preak On
The Preakness Stakes, now in its 138th year, is a horse race run by thoroughbreds and held at the Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. If horses don’t fire your starting pistol...