Screenshot: The problem with end-of-year lists

When it takes shows explicitly set on other planets, in other universes and in alternate realities to consistently bring us complex female characters not hemmed in by sexist narrative conventions, it is time to take a look at what's going on in shows set on this planet. Read more »

Screenshot: Whatever Lola wants, she deserves

If there is a better metaphor for the corrosive spiritual effects of internalizing the dehumanizing commercial definition of “beauty” than the soul-sickened doctors of “Nip/Tuck,” I haven’t seen it on TV. Read more »

The Transcontinental Disability Choir: Glee-ful Appropriation

The much anticipated Very Special Disability Episode of Glee, “Wheels” aired last night. And already the rave reviews are flooding in. It’s “edgy,” it’s “a game changer,” it’s “controversial,” it’s “moving,” it’s “thought provoking.” Twitter is aflutter with... Read more »

Are you watching Glee tonight?

Glee, the show we either love or love to hate, depending on who you ask, is back tonight after a several-week hiatus. Are you going to tune in... Read more »

TV Crush of the Week: Jane Lynch

Jane Lynch has been doing great comedy for a long time -- Best in Show, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Party Down, the list goes on and on. She may be an out lesbian with a decidedly... Read more »

Bitch Popaganda: Sex & Pageantry Edition

It’s like The View except we can’t get Lily Tomlin to return our phone calls. It’s time for a new episode of Bitch Popaganda! Tune in as Andi, Sara, and Kelsey discuss sexy Halloween costumes, feminism and weddings, and just why in the world America is in love with Glee. Listen... Read more »

The Body Electric: Why Kurt From "Glee" Is My TV Hero

My girlfriend and I often discuss how "Glee" is the campiest show on television--and much like its subject--its rosy perspective on the empowering potential of "show choir" is simultaneously refreshingly earnest and completely fantastic. In fact, "Glee" feels like a queer, television version of... Read more »

Tube Tied: A Plea (For a Better Glee)

Due in no small part to a summer-long marketing campaign complete with the newly-de-rigeur Twittered event, everybody's been talking about the new show called Glee.  Produced by Ryan Murphy of Nip/Tuck fame, it lets everybody live out that fantasy high school experience of gaining fame and... Read more »