Smart TV: The Many Faces of Jean Smart

Jean Smart has received numerous accolades during her illustrious career spanning television, film and theater including two Emmy® Awards for her role as Lana Gardener in Frasier, an Independent Spirit Award nomination for the feature film Guinevere and a Tony Award® nomination for her Broadway performance in The Man Who Came to Dinner. And who could […]

Do Not Adjust Your Set: Journey to The Outer Limits

The Kinks to The Twilight Zone‘s Beatles, the science fiction anthology series The Outer Limits ran for for just two years on ABC, but is fondly recalled by fans, many of whom (including Steven Spielberg and Stephen King) grew up to become leading figures in pop culture. Now enshrined in a remastered blu-ray box set […]

Damn Fine Coffee: Twin Peaks Fan Theories

David Lynch and Mark Frost’s Twin Peaks created a new template for small-screen storytelling, mixing melodrama, surrealism, extreme violence, cliffhangers, and enough mysterious patterns and marginal details to inspire feverish theorizing. The most recent season, which ran on Showtime with the subtitle The Return, was even more unsettling and beguiling, as indebted to music, dance, […]

Acting Machine: Westworld’s Jeffrey Wright

Since his first movie star turn as the troubled savant artist of Basquiat, Jeffrey Wright has become one of the most versatile and mesmerizing of actors, playing everything from the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the HBO film Boycott to a gangster kingpin and political leader on Boardwalk Empire. His work is distinguished […]