DAVID BIANCULLI

Founder / Editor

ERIC GOULD

Associate Editor

LINDA DONOVAN

Assistant Editor

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2019
Dec
30
 
 
At first, the music world wasn’t sure what to do with Linda Ronstadt. Was she folk? Or country? Or rock? Then people realized she was all of that and more...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Dec
29
 
 
Lee Mendelson, who died Wednesday, Dec. 25 at 86, produced a multitude of pretty good television and 30 minutes of perfection. That half-hour leaves him forever in the warmest part of our memories...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Dec
25
 
 
During the holidays, our TV tastes might mellow a tad. We don’t need to probe the darkest recesses of our souls. We might settle for a decent drama about some nice folks...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Dec
22
 
 

It's time for a mid-course correction. When the season started, I picked NBC's Perfect Harmony as the best new situation comedy...but it's no match for my new No. 1 – CBS' Bob (Hearts) Abishola

 

 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Dec
17
 
 
When Empire arrived six years ago, it brought waves of optimism. The show would be the best of both worlds: The music would be vibrant – R-&-B, rap, pop, more – and the stories would have a Shakespearean influence...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Dec
15
 
 
One of TV's annual gems returns Sunday – feeling a little different than in its past...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Dec
8
 
 
When it's time to make a series pilot, TV people open up the bank vault. The Game of Thrones pilot has been reported at $5-to-10 million. Lost was said to be $10-to-14 million, including buying an old plane...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Dec
6
 
 
People can fit any image they'd like. They can be dark leather or pink fluff, or both, switching from day-to-day...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Dec
4
 
 
Each December, our TV expectations become lower or looser...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Nov
28
 
 
TV critics are used to pomp and hype, to overstuffed praise for shows in development. So it's refreshing when we get the opposite: That was the day Fred Rogers showed up...