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Last week, in a Reddit AMA, Jerry Seinfeld hinted (pretty transparently) that Netflix was in talks to buy the rights to Seinfeld, and since then the speculation has been bouncing off the walls. If a deal goes through, not only will it be a blow to Jeff Bezos and his conquering horde—which just bought up streaming rights to a bunch of HBO shows, including The Sopranos and The Wire—but it would mark a huge...
This morning, the 2014 Emmy Nominations were announced, and as usual, most of them were either a) extremely predictable (Modern Family and Mad Men both got their zillionth nom), b) really delightful (so much OITNB! And Veep! And Louie!) or c) tragic enough to make us lose all faith in the sacred practice of actors presenting other actors with awards, such as The Big Bang Theory still being a thing that is on television...
Yesterday morning, just before the hub-bub over the Hobby Lobby Supreme Court verdict broke, Noah Berlatsky published a piece in The Atlantic about, the title declared, “Orange Is the New Black’s Irresponsible Portrayal of Men.” It was ill timed, to say the least, and it seemed designed mostly to generate clicks through a tidal wave of fury. The piece itself hinges on Berlatsky’s assertion that, in a show designed to tell the stories of a...
While you're busy enjoying our very own Northside Festival this Saturday when Williamsburg Walks takes over Bedford Avenue from Metropolitan to N 12th for outdoor concerts, installations and pop-up parks, be sure to turn down N 7th for the most random television show–food truck pairing we never could have dreamed up—an Orange Is The New Black–themed food truck. According to Variety, it will be handing out free "Crazy Pyes" (i.e., regular pies) in honor of the...

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