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  • Ephron & Downton: Musings From Vacation

    Ephron & Downton: Musings From Vacation
    Ah, vacation.  More than ever before, I put aside the work, the chores, all the stuff that mucked-up some of the summer and focused on my family during the last week.  We swam, rode bikes, took kayak trips, played frisbee and board games...and did a lot of laughing.  It was great.  And, when the boys were occupied, digging in the sand or watching an evening movie, I got to....DRUM ROLL, PLEASE...read magazines.  Seriously, my stack of un-read magazines reached up to my knee, with issues dating back to 2011 (I'm not kidding).  I made it my mission to tear through article after article with vigor.  Reading in this relaxed state, I was able to appreciate some really great writing...and wanted to share these two tidbits with you...to inspire a light-bulb, a gigle or maybe a mindless magazine-reading session!
  • 'The Knick's' production design is vintage, but not nostalgic

    'The Knick's' production design is vintage, but not nostalgic
    For a series like "The Knick," set in the brutal world of early 20th century New York City, there's a danger in making the past look too seductive — "Downton Abbey" this is not. In keeping with director Steven Soderbergh's decidedly unromantic,...

    'The Knick' is a new twist on the TV doctor show

    'The Knick' is a new twist on the TV doctor show
    At the Knickerbocker Hospital in New York, ambulance drivers get kickbacks for delivering patients, women regularly die from routine pregnancy complications and the chief of surgery's a strung-out cocaine addict who refuses to allow his black deputy to...

    Why Do Certain Actors on Ensemble Shows Stand Out for Emmy Nominations?

    Robert Altman would be proud. His signature ensemble filmmaking style has become the norm rather than the exception in dramatic series. However magnetic the leads, they're invariably surrounded by distinctive character players who get multiple chances...

    Why Serials Knocked Procedurals Out of the Emmy Race

    It seems obvious to say, yet it's still a striking thought: A procedural drama, historically a staple of television, is unlikely to ever win another best series Emmy -- and, indeed, will probably struggle even to get nominated. That's reflected in this...