March 7, 2010
SUNDAY With the field expanded from five films to 10, there's no room here to list all of the best-picture nominees for "The 82nd Academy Awards." In fact, there's barely enough space to tell you that Alec Baldwin, below left, and Steve Martin will . . . (ABC, 5:30 p.m.) MONDAY The long dry spell is over, "Gossip Girl" fans: Get the latest dish on Serena and Nate (Blake Lively, Chace Crawford) and all of your favorite Upper East Siders as the teen-themed nighttime soap returns with the first of 10 new episodes.
February 28, 2010 |
Some cultural products are critic-proof -- but not in the way we usually use the term. Instead of being beyond reproach, some shows deserve nothing but. They court it, even. Given that, evaluating "The Sarah Silverman Program" (Comedy Central, Thursdays at 10:30 p.m.) by anything approximating conventional standards feels like knowingly participating in a hidden-camera show designed to take advantage of one's earnestness. Now in its third season, this show is ripe with laser-targeted poor taste.
February 4, 2010
SERIES Fight Science: This new installment surveys the ancient Chinese martial art of kung fu (6 and 9 p.m. National Geographic). Biography on CNBC: The history of the Harley-Davidson motorcycle company is charted (7 and 10 p.m. CNBC). The Vampire Diaries: Flashbacks to the 19th century explore the rocky relationship between brothers Stefan and Damon (Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder) (8 p.m. KTLA). SoCal Connected: Correspondent John Larson reports on the fate of wild horses in Southern California (8 p.m. KCET)
January 31, 2010
Brace yourself for the onslaught of talk about: "Lost" Just one season left, and there are still so many questions! What's Ben's endgame? Who's walking and talking like Locke if Locke's really dead? Did Juliet reset time when she detonated that bomb? (Tuesday) But for questions that don't need answers, we can talk about: "The Sarah Silverman Program" The official third season set-up of the Comedy Central show: "Laura wants Sarah to 'man-up' and start taking responsibilities for her life, so she falsely informs her that she was born a hermaphrodite.
January 8, 2010
EVENTS New Shanghai Circus This show features more than 40 performers in feats of strength and balance, demonstrating more than 2,000 years of Chinese circus tradition. Eastern dance and acrobatics will be on display, along with magic acts, music, aerial ballet and more. Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Center, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. 8 p.m. $29-$39. (805) 449-2787. www.toaks.org. POP MUSIC Sonic Youth After 20 years of major label releases, the fuzz-laden, no-wave legend has returned to its indie-rock roots with its latest release, "The Eternal," from Matador Records.
October 5, 2008 |
You've bookmarked the website. Now you can talk about: "I Can Has Cheezburger?: A LOLcat Colleckshun" Because you can't log on from everywhere, the team behind the inexplicably popular site (icanhascheezburger.com) has come out with this handy, pocket-sized book. Furry felines! Funny captions ("as god as my witness, I no eated da cookie")! Get your fix. (Tuesday) Admit it. You've been dying to talk about: "The Happening." Wisely, you chose to skip it in theaters.