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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.

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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  • 16 Comments
The magazine's movie critic was among several staffers who lost their positions. He had been with the magazine since its founding.

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.

Introducing: The Critical Press' Tom Elrod

  • By Sam Adams
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  • March 31, 2014 3:21 PM
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A new imprint will focus on short books about film. Publish Tom Elrod explains what he's looking for in new submissions.

Spike Lee's Open Letter to A.O. Scott

  • By Sam Adams
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  • March 31, 2014 1:17 PM
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  • 4 Comments
In an essay on the changing face of Brooklyn, the New York Times critic invoked Lee's recent comments on gentrification. Lee shot back.

As Shock Waves Spread, "The Good Wife" Takes Stock of Grief

  • By Sam Adams
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  • March 30, 2014 11:13 PM
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  • 0 Comments
A quietly heartbreaking episode dealt with the pain of sudden death as well as any since "Buffy the Vampire Slayer's" "The Body"

Own a Piece of Jonathan Demme's Art

  • By Sam Adams
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  • March 27, 2014 3:56 PM
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  • 0 Comments
The director is auctioning off his collection at a Philadelphia gallery, with the proceeds going to Haitian earthquake relief.

Television Without Pity, DailyCandy Will Shut Down April 4

  • By Sam Adams
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  • March 27, 2014 12:51 PM
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  • 2 Comments
You've got eight days to reread your favorite TWoP recaps before the site goes dark.

EW Goes HuffPo, Will Pay Bloggers in "Prestige"

  • By Sam Adams
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  • March 27, 2014 12:10 PM
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  • 5 Comments
Good news, aspiring writers! Entertainment Weekly is looking to hire you! The bad news: You can't pay your rent in cool points.

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