1. remembrances
    Bill Paxton, the Consummate Everyman, Was at His Best on Big LoveHis everyman qualities made him an ideal leading man on the HBO series.
  2. explainer
    A Handy Guide to Understanding HBO’s LuckWhat is a “Pick Six” and the answers to other questions raised by last night’s premiere.
  3. chat room
    The Killing’s Brent Sexton on Why His AMC Crime Drama Will Last“We’re definitely going to get a second season.”
  4. chat room
    Wendell Pierce: From Treme to Breaking DawnThe ‘Wire’ alum on his two upcoming projects.
  5. overnights
    Big Love Series-Finale Recap: Good-bye to All ThatThe Henricksons’ saga comes to an end.
  6. overnights
    Big Love Recap: Loose Ends and Stray Bullets“For all we know, you’re probably on birth control pills. Stop crying.”
  7. overnights
    Big Love Recap: Mommie Dearest“If you’re too blind to see that, maybe you don’t deserve to be her mother.”
  8. overnights
    Big Love Recap: Desperate TimesEvents get bleak.
  9. overnights
    Big Love Recap: Holding PatternHeading for the final four episodes, we’re treated to a survey of nearly every relationship on the show.
  10. overnights
    Big Love Recap: Barbed Ire“We’d still be spiritually married.”
  11. overnights
    Big Love Recap: Underage ThinkingEveryone struggles with the revelation that Margene was a 15-year-old bride.
  12. overnights
    Big Love Recap: Blue Christmas“Spare my family these unending punishments.”
  13. overnights
    Big Love Recap: Safety Net“No, Ana, I just want what’s best for you.”
  14. overnights
    Big Love Recap: Home Alone“I’m socially retarded, sort of.”
  15. chat room
    Comedian Mike Birbiglia on the Worst Kinds of Hecklers“[Bachelorette parties] have the dildos on their heads and cakes with penis candles and things. Those are generally not your desired audience members.”
  16. the vulture transcript
    The Vulture Transcript: David Sedaris on His New Book, Bestiary, Hippo Anus Research, and His Collection of Rudeness Tales“A couple years ago and I learned that there is a certain kind of leech that can only live in the anus of a hippopotamus … “
  17. the vulture transcript
    William Gibson on Why He Loves Twitter, Thinks Facebook Is ‘Like a Mall,’ and Much More“Facebook or MySpace feel like malls to me. But Twitter actually feels like the street. You can bump into anybody on Twitter.”
  18. overnights
    Treme Season-Finale: If You Don’t Know …More plot progression and character resolution in the finale than in the nine preceding episodes combined.
  19. late shifting
    Get Caught Up on NBC Versus ConanWatch the week in jokes, at NBC’s expense.
  20. news reel
    Move Back Into Melrose Place. Or Don’t.We do a line reading of old ‘Melrose Place’ dialogue to see how the show holds up.
  21. mad men
    Hot and Bothered at the Mad Men PremiereNew Yorkers confess to our camera which ‘Mad Men’ character they want to wake up next to.
  22. news reel
    Saltz on the New Museum’s ‘Younger Than Jesus’ ShowA video tour of the show with the ‘New York’ art critic.
  23. in the magazine
    Ten New Comedians That Funny People Find FunnyWho to go see if you want to laugh.
  24. the l word
    What L Word Fans Think of Michelle Obama
  25. the wire
    The Wire, on SaleGet the complete series for $81.99.
  26. pop trash
    Yule Log Better in High-DefWhich Yule Log DVD to rent this year? Modernist? Porny?
  27. chat room
    Good Star Jason Isaacs on Why Holocaust Movies Are Bad, Except His’It’s long been a bugbear of mine that people should not be allowed to piggyback on the high stakes of the Holocaust and tell stories.’
  28. ruining it for everybody else
    Wealthy Authors Perpetuate Myth of Successful Writing CareersSomewhere, Jonathan Franzen’s agent is weeping.
  29. new york by new york
    UCB and José González Play Together OutsideSome improv, music, and beer at the latest New York by ‘New York’ event.
  30. pop trash
    Lego Miniman Turns 30; Childhood Officially DeadThe iconic Lego toy is aging, but a sexed-up wardrobe signals youthful vigor.