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Family Business

Jay Gatsby would invite them to a party. Holly Golightly of Breakfast at Tiffany’s fame would see them as kindred souls. They are the Malloys, the family...

Salvation & ‘The Sopranos'

In Romans 8:22, St. Paul says that the “whole creation has been groaning” while awaiting redemption. He wrote these words as an evangelist addressing the fledgling...

TV Land

It’s a good thing television producers don’t run the government: Politics would be much less entertaining. Or so one might be inclined to think...

Refined Sugar

Don’t underestimate the significance of the junk food. I’m talking about the junk food that’s a recurrent motif in TNT’s hit drama The...

The Colbert Report

A footnote to those year-in-review roundups from 2005: Let’s hand a laurel to Brooks Brothers, the upscale clothier, for its contribution to political satire. I’m...

All in the Family

In an era that has made a catchphrase of the term “family values,” it’s no surprise that a few new TV hits capitalize shamelessly on the...

Sex & the City

They came; they saw; they conquered. They ordered 250 chain-mail tunics from India, and they sent Hollywood actors to boot camp. Yes, I’m talking about those canny...

House

The Office

Is there something intrinsically funny about Jell-O? That quivery texture? Those see-through Crayola colors? The legacy of tacky recipes-Jell-O salad, Jell-O...

Lost

Is ABC’s Lost a vision of Purgatory? That has been a topic of passionate discussion on Internet bulletin boards relating to the new hit drama, currently...

Animal Planet

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