“Seinfeld” was one of the best shows of the ’90s because it explored minutiae; “Curb Your Enthusiasm” was one of the best shows of the Aughts (and will continue to be a top show of the ’10s) for the same reason, but also because it explores bigger societal issues. (And yes, as The Lonely Island recognizes, both shows are by Larry David!)
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Continuing Las Vegas Musician Week at my blog, Jenny Lewis recently released a new album, and although it’s not as lyrically substantial as some of her previous efforts, it does achieve a nice, beachy sound to compliment her voice.
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I love the combination of director David Fincher and historical topics. In his 2007 movie “Zodiac,” it seemed like he went back in time to a 1970s newsroom to capture the drama around the hunt for a serial killer.
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I think Brandon Flowers or his band, The Killers, will make a better album than “Flamingo” in the future, but this is a step in the direction of greatness. Working sans band, Flowers’ most impressive feat on this disc is that no two tracks can be confused with each other, starting with “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas,” which feels like an aural cityscape, and concluding with “Swallow It,” which seems to be a message targeted at one person.
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Here are my first impressions of the Season 3 premiere of “Fringe” (8 p.m. Central Thursdays on Fox).
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Here are my first impressions of the Season 2 premiere of “Glee” (7 p.m. Central Tuesdays, Fox).
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