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Emily Nussbaum

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    Nurse Jackie’s Merritt WeverThe actress speaks about playing a strange nurse, overdosing on ‘Law & Order,’ and moving to Brooklyn.
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    Lost: The Convoluted ConPure-grade Sawyer, using his con-man wiles for good instead of evil.
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    Lost: Vice PrincipalI enjoyed this episode so much I couldn’t even obsess about the still-looming issue that the show has become a chess game between two coy, superpowered smirkers.
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    Lost Recap: Tortured Logic’Lost’ becomes ‘The Stand,’ with characters aligning with Good and Evil, Jacob and Smokey, Salon and Slate.
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    Lost Recap: Vanity MirrorWherein we become infected with zombie rage.
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    Lost: The NamesAhh, now that was satisfying.
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    Lost: What Grows InsideThis episode suggests a mystical explanation for this recapper’s fall from faith: There is a darkness growing in me and once it reaches my heart, I may not be the fan I once was.
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    Lost Recap: Whatever WorksWelcome back, eerie ‘Lost’ logo.
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    Gail Collins, Buffyologist SupremeLast month Emily Nussbaum wrote a profile of one of her heroes, Gail Collins, the op-ed columnist for the ‘Times.’ And she was a true Buffy freak.
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    Nussbaum and Hill: Mad Men PostmortemNussbaum: “It was a very purely satisfying experience. A rare TV thing, nowadays. It felt like an event.”
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    Christina Hendricks on Joan’s Big MomentChristina Hendricks gave Vulture a Joan’s-eye view of marriage.
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    Mad Men: Performance AnxietyA spirited Charleston, a forced accordion solo, a blackface serenade, and a Tigertone duet, plus one heartfelt performance of “I Am Peggy, Hear Me Roar.”
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    Mad Men: Changing the ConversationOne of our favorite episodes spirals around a nuanced debate between Don and Peggy — a multilayered meditation on the nature of feminine wiles.
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    Nussbaum on Hung: No Motion to This OceanIt just doesn’t go deep enough.
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    Lost Season Finale: Our Left Foot“Always nice talking to you, Jacob.”
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    Lost: Destiny’s ChildOur heroes prepare for next week’s finale, when they all (according to Richard) die.
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    Lost: So Faraday (Doesn’t Anybody Stay in One Place Anymore?)For those who worry that ‘Lost’ has too many bad dads, this ep is for you.
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    Lost: Smoke ’Em If You Got ’EmBen’s not much of a hero, but he can babysit anytime.
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    Lost: Veronica Freckles, Dr. Betty, and Jughead LinusKate, Juliet, and Boy Ben set the future in motion.
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    Lost: Shot Through the Heart, But You’re Too Late…Intra-Dharmite color, sparkly dialogue, psychedelic torture, only a dash of Kate, plus the most insane ending since they jumped off the Island.
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    Lost: Why So Hostile?Show, you are so strange and inconsistent, why do we love you? Clearly you are our wonderful, awful Kate.
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    Lost: Sawyered!This was basically our dream episode, full of spooning, miracle births, Alpert eyeliner jokes, and four-toed statues!
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    Lost: Picking LockeJohn Locke, best (and most original) character on the show, light of our life, fire of our loins, anti-hero of our favorite episodes!
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    Lost: Jack Don’t Know JackWe return to the Island with strategic narrative slices removed just to mess with our heads.
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    Lost: Who’s Locke’s Daddy?We don’t rate episodes, but hey: B+?
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    Lost: Say, You’ve Got a Little Something Under Your NoseThe plot gods have enriched us beyond measure.
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    Lost: Others From Another Mother“I hate to bust up the ‘I’m an Other, You’re an Other’ reunion,” snarks Sawyer.
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    Lost Season Premiere: This Is Really HappeningWe’re time-traveling — although with so many rules and restrictions, Michael J. Fox will never be able to invent rock and roll.
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    Nussbaum on ‘Mad Men’: How Joan’s Rape Changed EverythingShe still seemed like someone capable of handling anything. Then in last week’s episode, Joan’s power turned against her.