Daily Archives: January 3, 2012

Pasadena Turnaround: TCA Begins

There’s a bit of a crazy turnaround in Pasadena today. The Rose Bowl game and its attendant Tournament of Roses Parade just wrapped up yesterday. As they check out of the Langham Hotel, a turn of the century resort at the edge of town, the TV Critics Association winter press tour will be moving in. […]

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Erasing the Holiday

January second couldn’t come soon enough. The Christmas tree had been dropping needles since the time we carried it home. Just natural, the saleswoman said. Well, yes. Everything about the tree was natural, from the smell to the rain of needles to its initial thirst. (A fake tree wouldn’t be as messy, but would have […]

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Tuesday TV: ‘Work It’ Doesn’t, Caucuses Meet

It may be a golden age for TV comedy, but that doesn’t mean that some of them are terrible. The worst new one this year debuts tonight. “Work It” (ABC, 8:30 p.m.) works from the shaky premise that in order to get jobs two lugs have to dress as women. Ben Koldyke and Amaury Nolasco […]

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Ben ‘The Bachelor’ Starts Another Sideshow

The first night is probably the best night to watch “The Bachelor” – before things get bogged down in their super-sized dates or round the globe sightseeing. On the first night, when all the girls are meeting the guy, the possibilities are endless, the more desperate among them are ready to do anything for a […]

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Out There at the Visionary Art Museum

Had my mind blown by the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore last week. It’s a kind of haven for folk art, inspirational works of whimsy and monumental obsessional works by those who may be indeed touched. It’s all housed in a splendid set of buildings decorated with the broken glass and mirror of folk […]

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Into Space at the Corcoran

The Corcoran Gallery of Art is several blocks from the Air & Space Museum. But visiting artists Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro had space in mind when they were asked to create their first U.S. installation there. Thinking of space, and space travel, they created a gallery full of planets representing the Top 10 top […]

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