The Sid Caesar Collection

The perishability of humor is on display in The Sid Caesar Collection, a PBS presentation that features seven skits by the famed comedian. Often humor is based upon a topical reference that gives the audience a sense of knowledge  ...

Six Feet Under – Second Season

With several prestigious awards, including two Golden Globes, under its first season’s belt, the second season of the HBO series Six Feet Under has surpassed expectations and ranks among the best of recent television programming. Lead director/writer Alan  ...

America Undercover: Small Town Ecstasy

Buzzed: The Straight Dope About the Most Used and Abused Drugs from Alcohol to Ecstasy (1998) The Politics of Ecstasy (1998) Timothy Leary The HBO documentary series America Undercover spends 90 minutes at a  ...

American Porn

The PBS series Frontline has aired documentaries on all sorts of "controversial" subjects over the years, and they've finally gotten around to the porn industry. Possibly because they're on PBS, and not a ratings-driven network, they take a slightly  ...

The Ponder Heart

American Collection page on The Ponder Heart It’s been said that Eudora Welty was more comfortable writing short stories than novels. Her publisher nudged her in the direction of longer narratives. Critical consensus has  ...

The Merchant of Venice

William Shakespeare's the Merchant of Venice (Modern Critical Interpretations) (2000), Harold Bloom (Editor) Masterpiece Theater lives up to its name with the presentation of Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice in a production directed by Trevor Nunn and Chris Hunt  ...

Sister Wendy’s American Collection

Mother About to Wash Her Sleepy Child Mary Cassatt,1880 other Sister Wendy videos: Bill Moyers In Conversation With Sister Wendy Sister Wendy's Grand Tour Sister Wendy's Pains Of Glass Sister Wendy's Story Of Painting: Complete  ...

Things Behind the Sun

This doesn’t look like an Allison Anders movie. Anders, the writer-director of Gas Food Lodging, Mi Vida Loca and Crazy Town (as well as the clumsy, regrettable rock ’n’ roll valentine Grace Of My Heart), has always told tough  ...

Six Feet Under

Unlike The Sopranos, to which Six Feet Under tends to be unfavorably compared, HBO’s new series about the lives and loves—and deaths—of a southern California family of undertakers treats its audience to a cross-section of contemporary American types and  ...