|Tonight on TDS, Peter Bergen, author of Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for Bin Laden--from 9/11 to Abbottabad ; and on TCR, Lena Dunham, HBO series Girls.
And at the same time on Letterman: Stephen Colbert!
|Still feeling lazy:
Oh, all right. TDS has this guy:
Peter Bergen is a print and television journalist and author; the director of the national security studies program at the New America Foundation in Washington D.C.; a research fellow at New York University’s Center on Law and Security and CNN’s national security analyst. In 2008 he was an Adjunct Lecturer at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and he has worked as an Adjunct Professor at the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University.who wrote this:
|& Stephen's got Lena Dunham, of "Girls." Here's a sample of more-or-less mainstream coverage:
WHEN Lena Dunham’s “Girls” first aired on HBO last Sunday, several weeks of breathless profiles, articles, and blog posts had already primed viewers to expect something more akin to a full-blown, game-changing event than a television show. Emily Nussbaum, writing in New York magazine, was so taken by “Girls” that she described herself as “a goner, a convert”: “Dunham’s sly, brazen, graphic comedy” was not only entertaining but a statement about young women by young women, taking “as its subject…cosseted white New Yorkers from educated backgrounds” and then mining “their lives for the universal.” In a post for the New Yorker Lorrie Moore, an American novelist, praised Ms Dunham—whom Ms Moore deems to be one of the “true comedic artists”—for being “boundaryless in a way that is a little T.M.I. in life but has its dangerous thrills in narrative art.”There's lots of stuff out there about Girls re: body issues, sex, its being the next "Sex and the City," (or not) -- oh, and it's Just So Real Life -- -- but most of what I've seen being talked about is how white the NYC-based show is. Could be just who I follow on twitter, of course. So there's also issues of casual racism, a whitewashing of NYC in the show (or not), stuff like that. Not to mention the privilege/entitlement issues.
There's a whole lot of this stuff out there -- all those links I put in there are just to the first articles google found for me, none of which are the ones in which I initially came across the discussion. So if you're really intrigued, get ready for several hours of blog-surfing.
|Up this week:
THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART, Comedy Central
(listings and occasional links via The Late Night TV Page, some links & more guest info available at thedailyshow.com/guests, colbertnewshub.com, and a judiciously-used google.com.)