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Reaction to Stephen Colbert's "Late Show" Appointment

  • By Sam Adams
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  • April 10, 2014 4:47 PM
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Did CBS just "declare war on middle America"? And can Stephen Colbert flourish without his trademark persona?

Don't Feed the Trolls: Does Singling Out Contrarian Critics Reward Bad Behavior?

  • By Sam Adams
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  • April 10, 2014 10:55 AM
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  • 2 Comments
It's frustrating when writers buck convention just to net clicks. But ignoring them won't make them go away.

How the Cast of Veep's Social Media Skills Reveal the Show's Strengths

  • By Sam Adams
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  • April 9, 2014 4:20 PM
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Everyone's on the Internet, but no other show's cast can make you want to watch their show just by Tweeting at each other.

Please Kill the Expert Review: A Modest Proposal

  • By Sam Adams
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  • April 9, 2014 2:33 PM
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  • 9 Comments
What the Expert Review gets wrong about cultural criticism.

Reviews of "Eldorado," the Worst Movie Ever Made

  • By Sam Adams
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  • April 9, 2014 1:20 PM
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  • 3 Comments
"It's more like what Tenacious D would have shot with some over-aged fans for a film school project, after having OD'ed on cheap skunk and bad pizza."

"Daily Show" Mocks Film Critic Who Points Out "Noah" Is "Not a Documentary"

  • By Sam Adams
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  • April 9, 2014 12:39 PM
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Among the usual Fox News talking heads as the butt of Jon Stewart's jokes was a critic for a Washington, D.C. TV station.

First Reviews of "The Amazing Spider-Man 2"

  • By Sam Adams
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  • April 8, 2014 8:47 PM
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  • 1 Comment
"Amazing Spider-Man 2" may be no "Spider-Man 2," but at least it's not "Spider-Man 3."

Criticwire Survey: Groupthink

  • April 7, 2014 3:03 PM
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Does the echo chamber of social media punish critics who diverge from the herd?

The Best Writing on "Game of Thrones'" Season 4 Premiere, "Two Swords"

  • By Sam Adams
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  • April 7, 2014 12:09 PM
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"Game of Thrones" isn't a brave show because it kills its protagonists. It's brave because it doesn't have any.

"Veep's" Third Season Hits the Campaign Trail in High Gear

  • By Sam Adams
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  • April 6, 2014 10:31 PM
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Without the hype of "Game of Thrones" or "Silicon Valley," the Julia Louis-Dreyfus sitcom has to settle for being one of the best shows on TV.

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