DAVID BIANCULLI

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2016
Feb
21
 
 
Sacha Baron Cohen’s new The Brothers Grimsby is now out in theaters, and we’ve been riffing on old clips from his HBO series Da Ali G Show for a couple of weeks now. (Booyakasha!)... Cohen is brilliant at maneuvering and improvising on the spot — and it’s no surprise he got himself in front of none other than the seeming next Republican presidential nominee to gleefully pitch a new business idea...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Feb
18
 
 
Kanye West is apparently $53 million in debt so he’s looking for Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to not only get him out of debt, but to also pony up $1 billion to back West’s startup, called Donda... Stephen Colbert runs down the whole story for you...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Feb
12
 
 
We’re big fans of OK Go, the alt-rock group that seems to have made its stake not only with hit songs, but also with accompanying jaw-dropping videos that are art projects all by themselves...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

Good news, TVWW readers: David’s new book from Doubleday, The Platinum Age of Television: From I Love Lucy to The Walking Dead, How TV Became Terrific is available on Amazon for $20.

Doubleday says: “Darwin had his theory of evolution, and David Bianculli has his. Bianculli's theory has to do with the concept of quality television: what it is and, crucially, how it got that way."

"The Platinum Age of Television is an effusive guidebook that plots the path from the 1950s’ Golden Age to today’s era of quality TV. For instance, animation evolved from Rocky and His Friends to South Park; variety shows moved from The Ed Sullivan Show to Saturday Night Live; and family sitcoms grew from I Love Lucy to Modern Family. A high point is the author’s interviews with Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks, Norman Lear, Bob Newhart, Matt Groening, Larry David, Amy Schumer and many others...Bianculli has written a highly readable history." —The Washington Post