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TechWar: The Geek-on-Geek Violence of "Silicon Valley"

  • By Sam Adams
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  • April 6, 2014 8:46 PM
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Mike Judge affectionately savages the bro-surdity of tech culture in his new HBO sitcom.

RIP Roger Ebert, One Year Later

  • By Sam Adams
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  • April 4, 2014 11:46 AM
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  • 2 Comments
The best way to remember Ebert's passing is to support the art he devoted his life to practicing and promoting.

With David Letterman Retiring in 2015, Tributes Start to Pour In

  • By Sam Adams
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  • April 4, 2014 10:26 AM
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  • 0 Comments
The first wave of tributes to the "Late Night" trailblazer, who will retire in 2015.

First Reviews of Game of Thrones Season 4 Premiere, "Two Swords"

  • By Sam Adams
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  • April 3, 2014 3:23 PM
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  • 0 Comments
"Game of Thrones'" fourth season returns to Westeros at top speed and in full command.

Entertainment Weekly's Incredible Shrinking Newshole

  • By Sam Adams
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  • April 3, 2014 11:18 AM
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  • 4 Comments
While's it laying off staff, Entertainment Weekly is also cutting the space the remaining writers need to do their jobs -- and reasons to read the magazine at all.

Entertainment Weekly Lays Off Movie Critic Owen Gleiberman After 24 Years

  • By Sam Adams
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  • April 2, 2014 9:25 PM
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  • 15 Comments
The magazine's movie critic was among several staffers who lost their positions. He had been with the magazine since its founding.

First Reviews of "Mad Men's" Season 7 Premiere

  • By Sam Adams
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  • April 2, 2014 4:47 PM
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  • 1 Comment
A split decision on the long-awaited premiere of "Mad Men's" final season, airing April 13 on AMC.
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Is Watching Movies Too Hard, or Are Audiences Getting Soft?

  • By Sam Adams
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  • April 2, 2014 3:51 PM
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  • 10 Comments
There's too much talk about what we demand from movies, and not enough about what they demand from us.

TWoP Is A-OK: Television Without Pity Archives Will Stay Online

  • By Sam Adams
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  • April 1, 2014 10:38 PM
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  • 0 Comments
Public outcry convinced NBC-Universal to keep the archives online after the site shuts down April 4.

Defending Anthony Lane's Scarlett Johansson Profile

  • By Sam Adams
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  • April 1, 2014 12:05 PM
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  • 0 Comments
If an actor's body is an instrument, why can't we talk about how they play it?

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