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    Daily Reads: How TV Is Redefining "American," Female Directors and 'The Ishtar Effect,' and More

    Plus: On the poetic logic of David Lynch's "Mulholland Dr," TV directors of photography discuss their favorite scenes.

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    Review: 'Show Me a Hero' Parts 5 and 6 Reframe the Argument With a Sobering Finale

    Promises were made and kept in the final two hours of Paul Haggis and David Simon's complex tragedy.

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    10 Years After Katrina, 'Treme' and the Transformation of New Orleans

    If 'The Wire' was a portrait of the American city, writ large, "Treme" is a portrait of this American city, measuring the tempo of its evolution precisely as a miracle.

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    Review: 'Show Me a Hero' Parts 1 and 2 Masterfully Deliver a (Surprisingly) Gripping Tale

    This period miniseries doesn't feel so dated after a calculated start leads to a complicated conclusion in the first third of David Simon, William F. Zorzi and Paul Haggis' HBO drama.

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    Watch: No One Wants Oscar Isaac's Fliers in New 'Show Me a Hero' Clip

    "Don't get mad. Get a new mayor."

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    David Simon's 'Show Me a Hero' Is 'The Wire' Without the Subterfuge

    Simon used a cop show to sneak a series about urban communities onto HBO. His new miniseries about desegregation drops the pretense.

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