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Jim Bennett
Jim Bennett is a recovering actor, theater producer and politico, and he writes about pop culture and politics at his blog, stallioncornell.com.

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Even if you don’t watch the show, it’s almost impossible to not be affected by the impact "Saturday Night Live" has had on the culture at large these past four decades.
I’m not quite sure where series creator Vince Gilligan is taking viewers with "Better Call Saul," but I'm giving it the benefit of the doubt.
This year’s Super Bowl ads were much like those in years past — some inspired, some dreadful and the rest expensive, over-produced and already forgotten.
With both movies and computers, reboots are a drastic measure that don't always deliver the desired results.
Reality is rarely tidy enough to match up with the demands of a good story, so writers are left with the task of balancing accuracy with drama. Both can't be served perfectly, so something's gotta give. And "Se...
Marvel's "Agent Carter" is obsessed with depicting post-war male boorishness, and this turns most of the men in the show into little more than caricatures.
"Into the Woods" is a great example of a good adaptation that tailors old material for a new medium.
It is possible to condemn acts of cyberterrorism without celebrating a vulgar comedy that probably shouldn’t have gotten a green light in the first place.
“A Christmas Carol” is such a masterpiece that it demands to be told in hundreds of ways in thousands of different settings. It’s not that none of them are any good — it’s that so ...
The media has given us a number of modern traditions that are likely to endure, but Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is the only time a modern character has been successfully grafted into Santa's story.