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Fall 2009

  1. ben silverman
    ‘My Own Worst Enemy’: Not Ben Silverman’s Fault!Turns out he is merely responsible for all of NBC’s other problems.
  2. overnights
    The Office: Give Michael a Break Already!Michael’s never seemed sadder than at the end of this episode, after being forced to do the walk of shame in Winnipeg.
  3. right-click
    The Killers Release One of the Year’s Best Singles — AgainIt’s fair to wonder whether Brandon Flowers is indeed from another planet.
  4. the comics page
    Exclusive Comics Excerpt: ‘Wizzywig’How does a boy with a knack for taking things apart become a young man feared and admired as one of the world’s most dangerous hackers?
  5. overnights
    ‘American Idol’: Dolly Parton Helps the Finalists Desecrate Her SongbookLast night, Dolly Parton visited the nine remaining American Idol finalists, none of whom had any idea who she was.
  6. apropos of nothing
    Know Your Jonas Brothers OverlordsIf the Jonas Brothers are, as we suspect, about to take over the entire world, it would behoove you to meet your tyrannous overlords before you’re forced to kneel at their bejeweled feet.
  7. right-click
    Radiohead Is Tired: Make Your Own Damn MusicPlus: New MP3s by 50 Cent, Ben Gibbard, and that guy you’ve been watching on YouTube all day.
  8. the early-evening news
    Supergroup Seeks Erratic Singer for Hedonism, ChooglingPlus: Howard Shore signs on for The Hobbit and Dolly Parton signs on to judge a bunch of crappy singers!
  9. agenda
    BBC Natural History Set: Throw Them to the Wolves!This phenomenal new set is essential to any family DVD collection.
  10. the take
    ‘How I Met Your Mother’: Does It Feel Braffy in Here?Was it the subpar, rushed-after-the-writers’-strike jokes? Was it the presence of Sarah Chalke? Was it Ted’s really not-great hair?
  11. news reel
    MoMA’s Glenn Lowry Bares All in DubaiDuring his keynote address at the United Arab Emirates’ Global Art Forum this weekend, Glenn Lowry threw caution — and local Muslim custom — to the wind.
  12. the industry
    Feast Your Eyes on the New East High School WildcatsDisney finds more kids whose fresh-scrubbed faces will drive your tween daughter mad with prepubescent desire.
  13. the early-evening news
    ‘Mask,’ the Musical, Complete With Horrifying MakeupPlus: Monks get a Gregorian chant record deal, Clint Eastwood’s movie might be Oscar bait after all, and The New Yorker raves one play but really recommends another.
  14. right-click
    Madonna Delivers a Sugar RushPlus a new track from Silver Jews, Snoop’s country move, and a Peaches remix of the B-52s.
  15. beef
    Blasphemy! Blake Lewis Doesn’t Like David ArchuletaThe beat-boxing onetime runner-up calls the American Idol heir apparent “boring.”
  16. last night's gig
    Porn-Rockers Erocktica Celebrate EasterPink Snow took the stage wearing a latex nun’s habit and yowling about Catholic-school life.
  17. agenda
    Aziz Ansari and Friends Are Even Funnier Than They LookAziz Ansari’s crew look kinda like they jumped out of the ugly tree and hit every branch just for laughs.
  18. art candy
    Artist Jordan Eagles’ Work Is Bloody GorgeousJordan Eagles should offer his decorative services to Dexter.
  19. beef
    Gibson Guitars vs. Guitar HeroCan you patent the concept of air guitar?
  20. agenda
    ‘Flight Explorer’ Gathers Venerable Kid-Friendly ComicsKazu Kibuishi’s beloved anthology of hot new comics artists, Flight, has always carried a whiff of kiddie adventure story.
  21. pop trash
    Vote ‘No’ on Gene Simmons’s Campaign for Slutmaster GeneralGene Simmons claims he has slept with 4,800 women. We vote no.
  22. quote machine
    Kate Beckinsale’s Publicist Wishes She Would Stop Talking About Sushi and VaginasPlus: Sarah Michelle Gellar indulges in some Buffy-Willow slash, and Leslie Mann’s daughter licks her face.
  23. the take
    Just How Bad of a Rapper Is Aretha Franklin’s Son?The Times obviously wants us to know he’s bad. But is he Shaq bad?
  24. overnights
    ‘The L Word’ Season Finale: You Have Got to Be KiddingA lesbian show that’s dabbled in Turkish oil wrestling turns its season-finale focus to “core values”?
  25. apropos of nothing
    Marvel Superheroes Demand That You Cease and Desist Posting SpoilersA comic-book blogger gets a super-powered takedown notice from Marvel Comics’ legal department.
  26. the industry
    Tip Your Hat to Mayor GandolfiniTony Soprano becomes Hizzoner, plus HBO green-lights a pilot based on the lives of pricey Manhattan call girls.
  27. roll credits
    Week in Review: Vulture Does the MathVulture looks back on the week that was, addition-subtraction style.
  28. right-click
    It’s the Return of Outkast Big Boi Feat. André 3000!Plus new tracks from Three 6 Mafia, Kevin Barnes, and a Portishead remix!
  29. overnights
    Lost: Not Yet!Damon Lindelof, you’re killing us with these sad episodes! And apparently, you’re also intent on killing Michael.
  30. chat room
    Marianne Faithfull on ‘Irina Palm’ and Her Five Lovely DaughtersThe British rock legend on her new movie, her own worst job experiences, and that most dreaded of sex-worker afflictions, “Penis Elbow.”
  31. agenda
    Introduce Them to This Nineties Detective-Cartoon GemWe’re grateful that the NYC-based private-detective series is getting a three-DVD issuing, giving kids a chance to soak up creator Steve Purcell’s wordy impudence, along with his crazy imagination.
  32. apropos of nothing
    Judd Apatow Maintains Dedication to Onscreen WangsIn a move clearly intended to assuage fans who might otherwise riot at Drillbit Taylor’s lack of fresh sausage, Apatow reveals in an interview that the next film from the Apatow Comedy-Industrial Complex will pack heat.
  33. the comics page
    Exclusive Comics Excerpt: ‘Paul Goes Fishing’Today on the Comics Page, we’re proud to present an excerpt from Paul Goes Fishing, fourth in Michel Rabagliati’s autobiographical series of graphic novels.
  34. the take
    Why Playing Scott Pilgrim Might Save Michael Cera’s CareerFor the first time, a character suggests a future in which Michael Cera isn’t playing high schoolers into his forties.
  35. apropos of nothing
    The Ten Greatest Albums Made by ActorsWe listened to every Bruce Willis and the Accelerators album and, sadly, none of them made our list.
  36. overnights
    ‘American Idol’: David Archuleta Now Officially Bigger Than JesusLast night on American Idol, the contestants took another swing at the Beatles songbook and front-runner David Archuleta got his groove back.
  37. the industry
    Michael Cera Is Scott Pilgrim!Cera will play Bryan Lee O’Malley’s lovable comic-book slacker; Geena Davis returns to TV; and Suzan Lori-Parks will direct Fences on Broadway.
  38. right-click
    Ben Gibbard Still Not Over That Girl Who Dumped Him Three Albums AgoPlus: Vampire Weekend!
  39. agenda
    Jeffrey Sachs Has Actual Solutions For Poverty, PollutionObama’s looking for a new foreign-policy adviser, and he could do far worse than Columbia’s superstar economist, that rare critic of the Bush administration and the global power structure who deigns to offer actual solutions.
  40. agenda
    ‘Antonio Gaudí’ Doc as Weird as the Architect HimselfTotally batshit Catalan architect Antonio Gaudí created some of the nuttiest cathedrals, casas, and lampposts this side of Alice’s Wonderland.
  41. agenda
    A Fairy Tale More Real Than Bursting Into Song in PublicYou want your kids to believe in happy endings, but you don’t want them waiting around for Prince Charming.
  42. right-click
    Arctic Monkey Does the Work of At Least Three StrokesPlus: Omar Rodriguez-Lopez!
  43. the early-evening news
    Wolflike Director Quits Werewolf MoviePlus: Cloverfield way down at the box office!
  44. agenda
    Shelby Lynne Meets Dusty and Does Right by HerRecorded in just five days, with only one original track, and based on a concept hatched by Barry Manilow, this Nashville refugee’s latest sounds like a stopgap at best — until you actually listen to it.
  45. art candy
    Artist Kim Jones Doodles on SelfArt sort of becomes artist here, but we can’t help being reminded of that freaky YouTube video that’s been circulating lately of the unfortunate Indonesian man turning into a tree.
  46. agenda
    Columbia Professor Gathers Data at GunpointIn his penetrating book Gang Leader for a Day, the Columbia prof recounts his time infiltrating and, yes, overseeing, for one day, Chicago’s gangbangers.
  47. agenda
    ‘Life of Brian’ Returns for All the Faithful—and UnfaithfulThe story of Brian, who is born in the manger next to Jesus Christ, isn’t even blasphemous!
  48. agenda
    Have Her Take a Shot at Writing Song Lyrics
  49. the early-evening news
    Michael Jackson Finds a Way to Make the Grammys Even More UnbearablePlus: Aziz Ansari!
  50. apropos of nothing
    ‘Untraceable’ Is Completely Realistic, Experts DetermineScary news for anyone thinking about seeing the idiotic new Website thriller Untraceable this weekend: Everything in it could happen TO YOU
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