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Monday, September 27, 2021

For a Broadway Torn by a Pandemic, a Split-Personalities Tonys by Jesse Green, Elisabeth Vincentelli and James Poniewozik

The streaming part of the ceremony actually did a better job conveying the electricity of being in a theater than the CBS special billed as “Broadway’s Back!”

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Thursday, February 25, 2021

‘WandaVision’ Lives Inside TV. Just Like We Do. by James Poniewozik

After a year of pandemic life, the superhero show’s inventive premise — television as both escape and prison — is all too relatable.

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Thursday, July 9, 2020

Review: ‘P-Valley’ Has All the Right Moves by James Poniewozik

Sex may sell this Starz strip-club drama, but at heart it’s a potent, lyrical story about hard work.

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Thursday, May 28, 2020

Review: ‘Central Park’ Is the Show We Need Right Now by James Poniewozik

This musical valentine to urban life, from the creator of “Bob’s Burgers,” is another TV show that has new resonance in the pandemic era. But for once that relevance is delightful, not…

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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Review: ‘The Investigation’ Makes the Mueller Report a Dark-Comic Indictment by James Poniewozik

The star-studded reading was surreal and unsubtle but somehow fitting for a political era of tragedy-as-farce.

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Rupert Murdoch and Roger Ailes Gave Us Fox. These Shows Try to Make Sense of It All. by James Poniewozik

“The Loudest Voice,” “Ink” and “Succession” map out the influential world the two men created.

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Monday, April 8, 2019

Review: In ‘Fosse/Verdon,’ a Portrait of the Artist as Problematic Fave by James Poniewozik

This dual Broadway biopic has style and moves but gets tripped up by an overfamiliar story of a brilliant, toxic man.

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Thursday, June 1, 2017

‘The Leftovers’ Leads Television’s Musical Golden Age by James Poniewozik

On some of best series, the song selections are as nuanced, ironic and transcendent as the acting and writing.

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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Casting a Black Hermione Granger Underscores a Key ‘Harry Potter’ Theme by James Poniewozik

It would be the most perverse kind of fandom for any Potterphile to use the reasoning of a Malfoy.

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