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January 09, 2014 12:00 PM Duck Decoy

How the entertainment industry made the Duck Dynasty family into rednecks.

By Daniel Luzer

December 06, 2012 11:49 AM My Pathetic Weakness for ‘Downton Abbey’

As an Anglophile, I’m as pathetic as the next chap. My idea of a good time is to be in London, drinking at lunch with some well-lubricated British journalist friends, stumbling out when it’s already getting dark, tea at a...

By Michael Kinsley

March 20, 2012 10:00 AM C-SPAN World

Brian Lamb is stepping down from heading C-SPAN, which he founded 33 years ago. You don't need me to tell you how wonderful C-SPAN is. But it's worth remembering that C-SPAN didn't have to happen, and it didn't have to...

By Jonathan Bernstein

September 27, 2011 1:11 PM The Literary Life of “the Simpsons”

In The Atlantic, Jared Keller has assembled a rather brainy slide show–a collection of literary references in The Simpsons. Many of my favorites are here, including Jonathan Franzen and Michael Chambon, George Plimpton, Gore Vidal, Robert Caro, The New Yorker,...

By Jamie Malanowski

June 27, 2011 10:29 AM Lt. Columbo, Class Warrior

With the passing of the great Peter Falk, most of his obituaries are focusing on his role as Lieutenant Columbo, one of the best known characters in the world. I remember seeing Falk in a documentary filmed in the Andes,...

By Keith Humphreys