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'Insane' As Today's U.S.-Russia Situation May Be, Trump And Putin Don't Matter To FX's 'The Americans'

David Hinckley | Posted 03.10.2017 | Entertainment
David Hinckley

Since none of Joe Weisberg’s earliest concerns about The Americans turned out to be a problem, he sees no point in worrying now whether the show can...

Now Buoyed By The FBI, Clintons Fight To Hold On Against Trump ... Or, Not Quite Tales From The Vault

William Bradley | Posted 11.07.2016 | Media
William Bradley

With just six words, "We have not changed our conclusions," FBI Director James Comey may have ensured a perilous victory for Hillary Clinton. The hotl...

Here Are The Five Fav Political TV Shows In Every State

Sarah Pike | Posted 06.17.2016 | Entertainment
Sarah Pike

The presidential primary season may be over and done with, but people are getting in their political fix anyway they can--even if that means byway of fictional political television shows.

Spies And Their Families: On "The Americans" And In Real Life

Boria Sax | Posted 06.17.2016 | Entertainment
Boria Sax

As the son of a Russian spy who helped pass secrets from the Manhattan Project, I have more than an academic interest in the critically-acclaimed television show "The Americans" (on the FX network).

Keri Russell And Matthew Rhys Welcome Baby

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 05.31.2016 | Entertainment

TV couple Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys now have a real-life family. Russell delivered "The Americans" co-stars' first child last week, according to U...

For Whom the Bell Tolls, It Tolls for Thee... SMMoA

Edward Goldman | Posted 04.05.2016 | Arts
Edward Goldman

For the last quarter century, Bergamot Station in Santa Monica, with its dozens of art galleries and art-related businesses, has been a major cultural attraction for art aficionados from all over Los Angeles.

Defending 'The Americans' From the Americans

Dr. Milton Mankoff | Posted 03.24.2017 | Entertainment
Dr. Milton Mankoff

I hope, as fans begin the current season, they go beyond the often appealing personalities of the Elizabeth, Philip and Stan and consider the larger historical context of the Cold War.

Your Cliffs Notes Guide to The Americans Season Four Premiere

Janet Turley | Posted 03.17.2017 | Entertainment
Janet Turley

What do you have when you take two KGB agents, trained as shadowy assassins, groomed to blend in with American suburbia, and drop them into Reagan-era Washington D.C.?

FX's The Americans Somehow Keeps Juggling Even After Its Arms Should Be Getting Tired

David Hinckley | Posted 03.16.2017 | Entertainment
David Hinckley

Okay, I confess: FX's The Americans has maintained its death-defying tension longer and better than I thought it could. This tale of two embedded So...

Keri Russell And Matthew Rhys Expecting First Child

The Huffington Post | Lily Karlin | Posted 01.06.2016 | Entertainment

Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys are having a baby! People confirmed Wednesday that the very cool, very good at acting couple, who co-star in the critic...

2015 Emmy Nominations Snub Jim Parsons, 'The Americans,' Kerry Washington And More

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 09.19.2015 | Entertainment

The TV Academy is a notoriously redundant bunch, often honoring the same shows and performers year in and year out. But with this year's Emmy rule cha...

'The Americans' Recap: Paige What Are You Doing? Please Stop.

Karen Fratti | Posted 06.23.2015 | Entertainment
Karen Fratti

The whole season was slow burn -- there was a teeny tiny less violence than usual. Not so many shock and awe, or sit on the edge of your seat as the Jennings make their way out of a house just in time or something. This is about the unraveling of a family, a marriage, and the Cold War.

Maureen Ryan

7 Reasons 'The Americans' Was So Addictive This Year | Maureen Ryan | Posted 04.22.2015 | Entertainment

Do not read on unless you’ve seen “March 8, 1983,” the Season 3 finale of “The Americans.” It’s too bad about that mysterious and fata...

The Americans Recap: Are They Going to Kill Martha?

Karen Fratti | Posted 06.17.2015 | Entertainment
Karen Fratti

Granny's back. Stan is at Martha's. We are heading into a finale and the stakes are higher than ever before. Are we all having mini strokes every Wednesday?

Maureen Ryan

Peabody Awards Go To 'Last Week Tonight,' 'Jane the Virgin,' 'The Americans' And Others | Maureen Ryan | Posted 04.16.2015 | Entertainment

“Jane the Virgin,” “The Americans,” “Inside Amy Schumer” and “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” were among the entertainment program...

The Americans Recap: Off the Hook in 'Stingers'

Karen Fratti | Posted 06.07.2015 | Entertainment
Karen Fratti

Forget Martha, it's all Paige now. All of that tension between Philip and Elizabeth was worthless, because Pastor Tim and Paige figured out something was wrong all by themselves. A few things about the writing that blew my mind.

All About Martha: The Americans Recap

Karen Fratti | Posted 05.26.2015 | TV
Karen Fratti

NOTE: Do not read on if you have not seen Season 3, Episode 9 of FX's The Americans, titled "Do Mail Robots Dream of Electric Sheep?" People are not ...

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: You Should Know... Karen Pittman

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.26.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Karen Pittman has stolen so many scenes, she should've been locked up years ago. I mean that figuratively, and man that opening line, which is still going on by the way, was pretty lame.

'The Americans' Recap: Jesus Came Through for Me in "Born Again"

Karen Fratti | Posted 05.05.2015 | Entertainment
Karen Fratti

It's hard to talk about Paige without talking about Elizabeth. Mothers are mothers, and Elizabeth loves her daughter. But not the way everyone else loves their kids.

Speaking Out for Communal Tolerance and Secularism

Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy | Posted 05.01.2015 | Home
Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy

Among a slew of critical issues in India, secularism is what must be preserved above all. It is at the very core of India's multi faith based society.

'The Americans' Recap: Yaz and Baby Soft in "Dime Bag"

Karen Fratti | Posted 04.26.2015 | Entertainment
Karen Fratti

After the cringeworthy dental scene last week (I had to recover), the most violent moment this episode is when Paige figuratively stabs her parents in the back by asking her pastor to dinner.

Karen Pittman: Disgraced Star Talks Art and Life

Nsenga Burton | Posted 04.15.2015 | Black Voices
Nsenga Burton

The character of Jory has completely disappeared when Pittman arrives for the interview dressed down. The actress, who has a recurring role on FX's The Americans, speaks softly and thoughtfully about the character of Jory.

The Americans Recap: Breaking Down Bodies in 'Baggage'

Karen Fratti | Posted 04.08.2015 | TV
Karen Fratti

Apart from the fact that this was one of those episodes that makes me want to buy a new TV because it's so dark, my obsession with this show continues to grow.

'The Americans' Recap: Doing Something Bad in "EST Men"

Karen Fratti | Posted 03.31.2015 | Entertainment
Karen Fratti

Catch up: Elizabeth has been going to church with Paige. She's learning that Paige is "open" to the ideas they need her to be open to, but not quite ready for a KGB confession.

On the Set of FX's 'The Americans': or, How to Survive Being an Extra on the Graveyard Shift

David Munk | Posted 03.30.2015 | Comedy
David Munk

Extra work can be easy or hard. Mostly it is just boring. However, my work on The Americans was an overnight shoot so it was, at least, certain to be lucrative. Here is a breakdown of that day and night.