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‘The Wire,’ now readable as a Victorian novel

“‘When It’s Not Your Turn’: The Quintessentially Victorian Vision of Ogden’s ‘The Wire’” re-imagines the television show as a serialized Victorian novel written by Horatio Bucklesby Ogden, a fictional contemporary of Dickens.

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Vampires, shootouts and sex scenes

Need to Know talks with author Charlaine Harris about her writing habits, her fascination with the supernatural and her personal set of vampire teeth.

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‘Mad Men’ recap: The twelve steps of Christmas

Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce throws a holiday party for the history books in the latest Broadcastinating.

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Idiot boxing

Win Rosenfeld on the potential pitfalls of covering mainstream television for PBS.

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Last comic stagnant

Apart from the top-shelf talent, the new season of comedy reality shows is an inelegant mess.

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‘Law & Order’: R.I.P

Crime has dropped in New York since the show began, but the murder rate was always up on one of America’s longest-running shows. Need to Know bids farewell.

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What makes a successful TV finale?

“Lost” is the latest hit show to the join a rich history of TV-series swan songs. What’s the secret to TV finale success?

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