Silicon Valley Recap: The Terminator Problem

Complete Series Coverage In 1990, I interviewed at a famous computer company that shall remain nameless. “Would you like some cfee?” asked my interviewer. “I’ll send Mark to get us some.” When Mark showed up with my cfee, I almost hit the ceiling … because Mark was a robot! A primitive-looking one, to be sure, but […]

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Brand Nubian's Life Story to Be Told on TV One's 'Unsung' [VIDEO]

Brand Nubian remains to be one the most influential rap groups in hip-hip history. In the 1990s, the group — rappers Lord Jamar, Sadat X, Grand Puba and DJ Alamo — were known for their socially-conscious lyrics over gritty hip-hop beats. Nearly 30 years later, TV One’s award-winning Unsung program will examine the group’s rise […]

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What Else Is Left to Say About Elvis?

The two-part HBO documentary Elvis Presley: The Searcher doesn’t have many new thing to say about its subject, but 40-plus years and countless books, magazine articles, documentaries, and feature films after his death, I’m not sure what, factually, could have been added. The best that cultural critics and storytellers can do now is find a mildly […]

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How Jane the Virgin Pulled Off Its Fantastic Surprise

Major spoilers ahead for the season-four finale Jane the Virgin. In the final few moments Jane the Virgin’s fourth season finale, Jane walks down a hallway to her boyfriend Rafael’s apartment and assumes she’s about to discover the identity Rafael’s mysterious unknown parents. Instead, Rafael opens the door to reveal Jane’s beloved husband, Michael, who’s […]

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Scandal Series-Finale Recap: A Gladiator Good-bye

Complete Series Coverage A series finale is never the best representation what a television show was actually like, and “Over a Cliff,” the frantic and mostly satisfying Scandal finale, is no different. Scandal established early on that none its characters were purely good or evil, and that the people with the most respectable public personas […]

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