Tom Mandel
Tom Mandel

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May 9, 2013

'Arrested Development' Netflix 2013 Release: What the Series Needs to Do to Be Great

All 15 'Arrested Development' episodes will drop simultaneously on May 26, and can be viewed in any order on Netflix.

April 21, 2013

Knicks vs Celtics: I'm Proud to Cheer Against Boston

The Celtics, not the city. Calm down.
April 14, 2013

Why Don Draper Would Hate Mad Men's Social Media Tactics

The show's social media strategy reduces a powerful franchise to the usual Facebook blah by publishing trollish Facebook posts that explicitly ask people to share or like them.
April 5, 2013

'Mad Men' Season 6 Premiere: The Darkest Season Yet?

The smoking, drinking, and sexism of "Mad Men" hovers over every scene and make the show a tragedy rather than a drama.
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April 4, 2013

North Korea Nukes: Not So Different From Our Own?

The thing that scares me the most about North Korea is actually the same thing that scares many about America: one man with his finger on a nuclear button.
April 3, 2013

Vine App Makes Instagram Look Primitive

Twitter's new 6-second video-sharing app is the future.

April 2, 2013

'Game Of Thrones' Season 3 Premiere: Show Proves TV is Best Served Slow

People complain about the splintering plot and glacial pace of "Game of Thrones." Those people need to find patience.
April 1, 2013

Kevin Ware Leg Injury: How It Underlines Everything Wrong With College Sports

Many college athletes are professionals at their jobs, but aren't being treated that way by the NCAA. Here's how we fix that.
March 28, 2013

Twitter is Ruining Bathroom Graffiti

People used to write on the bathroom walls when they pooped. Now, they tweet.
March 27, 2013

LeBron James Should Never Be Forgiven For 'The Decision'

Not one, not two, not three, not four, not five, not six, not seven. Eight. That's the number of championships LeBron has to win for me to forgive him for 'The Decision.'
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March 27, 2013

Human Rights Campaign Red Equal Sign is Dumb

Supreme Court Justices are not your Facebook friends. And the red equal signs which went viral do nothing.

March 26, 2013

Even In the Age Of Netflix and Hulu, Traditional TV Is Here To Stay

With more and more households opting to have zero TV sets, are we witnessing the end of TV as we know it? Well, no. The live programming that traditional TV provides is a trump card.
March 18, 2013

'The Wire' is the Greatest Work Of American Fiction Millennials Have Ever Seen

David Simon always said he wanted each season of 'The Wire' to be treated as a novel, with each episode a chapter. He ended up beating the art form he was hoping to emulate.
March 10, 2013

NBA MVP: Is There a Secret Qualification to Winning?

There is no stat that can predict the MVP winner. There are, however, indicators we can look at to narrow down the MVP list to a maximum of four players.
Feb. 25, 2013

Oscars 2013 Hangover: Not That Bad!

After the dust settles, sometimes it hurts. But not this year!
Feb. 25, 2013

Complete Oscars 2013 Winners List

The deserving, the undeserving, the mildly deserving ... Either way, check out the winners list.

Feb. 25, 2013

Oscars 2013 LIVE Online: Updates On Winners, Nominees, and Ben Affleck

Check here for pre-show analysis, live updates, gifs, and snarky comments about how terrible the Oscars really are.
Feb. 25, 2013

Chris Rock Wins the Oscars Twitter Competition

Check here for pre-show analysis, live updates, gifs, and snarky comments about how terrible the Oscars really are.
Feb. 24, 2013

Argo Fuck Yourself

Check here for pre-show analysis, live updates, gifs, and snarky comments about how terrible the Oscars really are.
Feb. 24, 2013

Peace Out!

Check here for pre-show analysis, live updates, gifs, and snarky comments about how terrible the Oscars really are.