I wrote a long review-essay for The Los Angeles Review of Books about absent women, difficult men, the canon of television’s new golden age, and why online television criticism will save us all! It addresses new books by Alan Sepinwall and Brett Martin. “If there were few female voices at the helms of these shows,Continue reading “KILL THE LEADING MAN: 21st Century TV”

ZEALOT: The Life & Times of Jesus of Nazareth

I’m very proud to have contributed a piece—”On the Art of Rabble-Rousing”—to the Los Angeles Review of Books symposium on Reza Aslan’s controversial/ordinary new Jesus biography, Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth alongside Andrei Codrescu and Kevin Hart. “This backlash is not surprising. There is a long tradition of biographies of JesusContinue reading “ZEALOT: The Life & Times of Jesus of Nazareth”