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    Review: 'Hard Times: Lost On Long Island' A Narrow, Insubstantial Look At Unemployment

    The latest employment numbers in the United States came out on Friday, and they weren't great. In the month of June, a paltry 80,000 new jobs were created, with the national unemployment figure standing at 8.2%, more or less highlighting an economy that has made uncertainty the only thing you ca...

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    TRUE BLOOD RECAP 5: LET'S BOOT AND RALLY

    It always sucks to be Lafayette. And lately, Nelsan Ellis’s acting has been suffering as he tries to carry this impossible weight.

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    THE NEWSROOM RECAP 3: THE 112TH CONGRESS

    As much as I believe Aaron Sorkin is, to some extent, correct about the brokenness of our news system, as I’ve watched "The Newsroom," I’m finding myself increasingly sympathetic with the people he’s angry at, the ones who knuckle under to commercial pressure and the terms of their contracts as Will...

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    GREY MATTERS: MARINA ABRAMOVIC: THE ARTIST IS PRESENT

    There is a hunger out there that cannot be fed by smirks, poses, and irony. In art, in film, hell, in anything.

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    Aaron Sorkin's Female Trouble: The Women of 'The Newsroom'

    Aaron Sorkin is once again under fire for his writing of female characters. Following the blowback surrounding his portrayal of women in his script for "The Social Network" (one I didn't actually agree with), he's back attracting talk of sexism thanks to his new (and recently renew...

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    HBO Surprisingly Bringing Back 'Eastbound & Down' For Another Season

    Having just announced renewals for a second season of "The Newsroom" and a sixth of "True Blood," HBO's also now committing to fourth season of "Eastbound & Down." According to Variety, the Danny McBride comedy "will go forward with eight episodes."

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    Extra Innings: HBO Orders Up A Fourth Season Of 'Eastbound & Down'

    "You know when we set this up, it as always going to be as a three season arc and I think we just feel that we’ve been given the opportunity to complete that dream and we do have a great time doing it, so who knows what will happen after this -- if it’s something that maybe we&rsquo...

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    HBO Renews 'The Newsroom' So Everyone Can Argue About It Next Year Too; 'True Blood' Draws Fangs For Sixth Season

    If there has been one thing that has defined HBO shows for the past couple of months, it's that everyone can't shut up stop talking about them. Lena Dunham's "Girls" invoked all kinds of fiery (and kind of half baked) controversy, while the rest of us enjoyed the excellent show...

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    5 Best Things to Watch on TV This Week: Marina Abramovic, Melissa Leo and Independence Day Marathons

    Sure, Sunday is overcrowded with high-end TV like "True Blood," "The Newsroom," the just-returned "Weeds" and the can't-get-here-soon-enough "Breaking Bad," but what to watch the rest of the time? Each Monday, we bring you this guide to five noteworthy hig...

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    THE NEWSROOM RECAP 2: NEWSROOM 2.0

    For Aaron Sorkin’s characters, doing your job and falling in love are often inseparable processes.

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