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2001 Stories by Jesse Berrett

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  • Clown College

    published December 19, 2001

    'Undeclared' Scripts Comic Essays on Graduating Into Adulthood More >>

  • Heroes and Villains

    published November 28, 2001

    'The Tick' Squares Off Against Absurd Urban Angst. More >>

  • Petting Teachers

    published November 14, 2001

    'The Education of Max Bickford' Strokes Richard Dreyfuss--But Gets a Passing Grade More >>

  • TV Counters Intelligence

    published October 31, 2001

    On TV's Alias, at Least, Espionage Remains a Matter of Frivolous Fun. More >>

  • Philip Gourevitch: A Cold Case

    published October 10, 2001

    Philip Gourevitch A Cold Case Farrar, Straus & Giroux   ON FEBRUARY 18, 1970,... More >>

  • Death Be Not Proud

    published August 15, 2001

    Murder in Small Town X trades the personal soap opera of most reality programming for the plotting and rigidity of a video game. More >>

  • Short People

    published July 25, 2001

    Martin Short's bloated talk-show parody, Primetime Glick, lacks an appetite for destruction. More >>

  • Crucifixion, Reconsidered

    published July 11, 2001

    NBC brings torture to television--and we're not just talking about another wedding on Friends. More >>

  • Post-Xena Programming

    published June 27, 2001

    Mourn your barbarian heroes, but move on to the latest in bodacious pulp. More >>

  • Raising the Dead

    published June 13, 2001

    Six Feet Under resurrects the dysfunctional-family melodrama. More >>

  • A Confederacy of Sleaze

    published June 6, 2001

    From contract killing to mainlining Mormon blood, James Ellroy depicts the most lurid of American nightmares. More >>

  • Athletic Supporters

    published May 30, 2001

    ESPN's The Life holds up the sensitive side of jock culture. More >>

  • House Party

    published May 16, 2001

    Croquet fields and castles, Dune buggies and shark tanks: MTV's Cribs visits the estates of the new rich and famous. More >>

  • Nobody Loves Me

    published April 18, 2001

    Can The Job's hard-to-like cop win the kindness of strangers? More >>

  • Allegra Goodman: Paradise Park

    published April 18, 2001

    Allegra Goodman Paradise Park Dial Press   FOR THE COEN Brothers, sporadic classical... More >>

  • Who Needs Friends?

    published March 28, 2001

    The enemy of salacious TV programming might be the family-friendly wonder Gilmore Girls. More >>

  • Don DeLillo: The Body Artist

    published March 14, 2001

    Don DeLillo The Body Artist Scribner   A WOMAN AND a man eat breakfast, bobbing and... More >>

  • Unsportsmanlike Conduct

    published February 28, 2001

    While the XFL aims for the slick fringes of entertainment, its antics fall in the muddy middle of the field. More >>

  • Robocop

    published February 7, 2001

    Girding the generic sleuth with a Radio Shack's worth of gear, CSI champions the post-human workplace. More >>

  • Devil in the Flesh

    published January 24, 2001

    Temptation Island and The Mole: Seven deadly sins of highly effective networks. More >>

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