The scripted television lineup is rife with winks and nods to the political drama playing out on the news. Aside from sheer entertainment value, these shows say something profound about the political landscape: Women politicians are not an anomaly.
Gone are the days when no one could take a joke about what might happen in a bed shared by two men or two women. These days, we know gay sex is just as funny, and sometimes tragic, as the other kind.
I'm not a (terribly) vindictive person, but some opportunities are too good to resist. Which is why I volunteered my ex-husband for the dunk tank at the school fair.
We've come up with a list of the worst possible spin-offs of currently airing TV shows. And, yes, they're all considerably more watchable than The Choice. In most of these shows, at least the terrible people die at the end.
As children become teens, we've prepared them with mixed messages of love and hate. Pair that with the complexity of identity development and we have the perfect recipe for bullying.
Ravi's Twitter posts, webcam spying, and homophobic attitude were stigmatizing, and it is possible that these pushed Clementi to a tipping point. But Clementi's suicide did not happen in a bubble with only him and Ravi; it took place in a society in which homophobia is still rampant.
There's a lot of talk by the networks about reaching out to the Latino audience, but little action. Networks need to be brave enough to pick up shows with Latinos in starring roles. Learn from what works and what doesn't work, then try again until you succeed.
These days, gay parents are no novelty: We see them strolling through our neighborhoods and appearing on our TV screen. But still many are left wondering: How will these children of gay parents fare?
When Mad Men's set decorator needed paintings with the specific panache to match Roger's sly and savvy personality, she turned to the collection of photographer and painter Lisa Gizara.
No one likes watching TV commercials, except, perhaps, during the Super Bowl. Even those whose livelihoods depend on them have a hard time convincing family members not to fast forward past them in this DVR age.
The Billboard Music Awards reminds me that sometimes the public actually is right. Here then is my list of some of my favorite songs that all hit #1 on Billboard's's Hot 100 since that chart started in the late Fifties.
Some child actors are so exasperatingly irritating that watching them is like swimming the English Channel in water wings.
An incomplete family was a rarity in the Magic Kingdom. People all around us, including families we talked to in line would ask, "Is it just the two of you?"
Word has wriggled out of LA that Raquel has met with the creators of TV's big hit "Modern Family." She is being wooed to make a few appearances as Sofia Vergara's mother.
"I was just really honored to be nominated," Ty Burrell told Vanity Fair at the second annual Comedy Awards ceremony on Saturday, where he won for best performance by a TV actor for his role as Phil Dunphy on Modern Family.
We're becoming a fast-food, fast-technology, digital generation of over-sharing consumers with no real social skills. And it's time to save ourselves.