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Lostwatch: Guerrillas in the Myst

SPOILER ALERT: If you haven’t watched last night’s Lost, don’t cross the invisible threshold below, unless you want blood to spurt out of your ears.


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Lostwatch fans–yes, both of you–are probably wondering about now why I’ve fallen asleep on the job. Technical problems, involving time.com, or our blog-hosting company, …

Best Idea of the Week

Send appreciative e-mails to Michael Govan, the director of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, who is thinking out loud about the possibility that LACMA might acquire a few architecturally important modernist homes in the LA area, including — possibly — Frank Gehry’s own famously deconstructed bungalow in Santa Monica.


Gehry …

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American Idol Scorecard: Trapped in the Closet Edition

The final twelve contestants took the Big Stage last night, but the dramatic vocal performance of the night was a duet by Ryan Seacrest and Simon Cowell, as they continued their ongoing tango of homophobia, or -philia, I’m not quite sure which. During a sidebar on, of all things, Melinda Doolittle’s shoes, Ryan sniped at Simon: “Stay out …

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Recently Arrested Development

I haven’t had time to do a proper review of Comedy Central’s Halfway Home, which debuts tonight, and my deadlines being what they are, it doesn’t look like that’s likely to change soon, so: watch it. That review enough for you?

OK, a little more elaboration: this largely improv comedy–set at, yes, a halfway house–is a little like Reno …

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MTV: Scared Straight

Is MTV having a crisis of conscience? I’ve become hooked, lately, on two of MTV’s latest reality shows, Juvies and Engaged & Underage. (MTV shows are ideal for storing up on Tivo, because the channel has one of the highest commercial-to-program ratios on cable.) The former show, shot in raw documentary style, looks at the wrenching …

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The Persuaders

Great TV is often con artistry: a show takes an outlandish premise and gets you to buy it, not so much by making you believe that it’s plausible as by making you want to imagine a world in which it is. That’s the case with The Riches, FX’s mordant con-artist drama, which debuts tonight. It’s far-fetched. It’s outlandish. You will think …

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