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Assistant Editor — The New Republic

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Hillary Clinton Lookalikes Multiply on TV

newrepublic.com — When NBC chairman Bob Greenblatt announced to TV critics, in July 2013, that the network was producing a four-hour miniseries based on the life and political career of Hillary Clinton, the backlash was swift. NBC news anchor Andrea Mitchell worried the series would reflect badly on NBC's news division.

Mad Men Series Finale Review

newrepublic.com — "The reason you haven't felt [love] is because it doesn't exist," Don Draper told Rachel Mencken in the show's first episode, back in 1960 by way of 2007. "What you call love was invented by guys like me, to sell nylons."

Louie Season Five: Louis CK's Show Has Become Less Ambitious

newrepublic.com — Last October, shortly after an expletive-laden rant against ISIS fighters ("Oh, fuck you, ISIS. Sincerely please fuck each other in the mouth with forks"), Louis C.K. deleted his Twitter account. He hasn't publicly discussed why; he was an intermittent Twitter user to begin with and some of his most praised comedy routines are about the pernicious effects of technology and social media.

Mad Men Final Season Preview

newrepublic.com — The first half of the final season of "Mad Men" ended last May in a rare moment of triumph: Peggy delivered a heartwarming sales pitch, Roger-once again-saved the company, and man walked on the moon. After selling their shares of the firm to advertising conglomerate McCann-Erickson, Roger, Joan, Don, and Pete became millionaires.

Why outsiders like John Oliver and Trevor Noah are taking over American late night TV

newstatesman.com — The internet exploded on Monday morning with explainers of everything you - yes, you - need to know about Trevor Noah, the 31-year-old South African comic newly anointed as Jon Stewart's successor. Considering that the focus of Noah's three Daily Show appearances so far, where he played the part of the cosmopolitan mocking American ignorance of everything outside of our own borders, this is somewhat fitting.

Trevor Noah is New Daily Show Host> What Should We Expect?

newrepublic.com — The internet exploded Monday morning with explainers of everything you-yes, you- need to know about Trevor Noah, the 31-year-old South African comic newly anointed as Jon Stewart's successor. Considering that the focus of Noah's three "Daily Show" appearances so far, where he played the part of the cosmopolitan mocking American ignorance of everything outside of our own borders, this is somewhat fitting.

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Review: Netflix Sitcom Is Instant Classic

newrepublic.com — "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," the Tina Fey-produced sitcom released on Netflix this weekend, has an almost unbearably dark premise: Girl spends half her life trapped in an underground bunker by a cult leader; girl is rescued from bunker; girl moves to New York City to try to live a normal life.

The Disappearance of the Curly-Haired TV Heroine

newrepublic.com — The best actress Emmys last August were won by Julianna Margulies and Julia Louis-Dreyfus, two women who could be mirror images if you looked out of the corner of your eye-slender, polished actresses of a certain age.

'Better Call Saul' Review: 'Breaking Bad' Spinoff Stands On Its Own

newrepublic.com — Saul Goodman burst into "Breaking Bad"'s second season fully formed, a sweaty shyster in a strip mall, a criminal lawyer with a motor-mouth that could save his life and a conscience up for sale.
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May 21, 2015

What’s so bad about determination, rigor, drive, and ruthlessness, anyway? Who needs to be likable enough? bit.ly/1IJb2li

May 21, 2015

@clocarus this actually sounds like a good premise for a young adult novel tho

May 21, 2015

Sure, a reality show where a family lives under fake Nazi occupation sounds like a great idea. What could go wrong? bit.ly/1KmZMvC

May 21, 2015

"Prothero once met a family that had packed some cremated remains into a bullet for hunting deer." slate.me/1Lbc2fD

May 21, 2015

@EricThurm I'm not sure if TD is capable of provoking such a layered emotional response

May 21, 2015

Are calls for divestment a good use of resources for climate change activists? bit.ly/1Kmp1OI

May 21, 2015

“I don’t have any clients on death row who don’t suffer from some significant mental illness or mental impairment.” bit.ly/1BdYtGV

May 20, 2015

"I won't buy the book because in a way, the book is within me already, and we all have our own Selfish." bit.ly/1KkSJ6H

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