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Sunday, March 18, 2018

#EndorseThis: John Oliver Pokes Holes In Trump’s Proposed Border Patrol Surge

On the heels of President Trump’s proposed Border Patrol hiring surge, Last Week Tonight host John Oliver on Sunday examined the agency’s shoddy screening processes and susceptibility to corruption. In particular, Oliver highlighted the shortcomings of the previous Border Patrol hiring surge, in which George W. Bush oversaw a 100 percent increase in the number […]

August 7, 2017
Bill Maher rips donald trump

#EndorseThis: Bill Maher Explores Trump’s Deepest, Darkest Insecurities

It is disturbing to Bill Maher that Trump sees “multitudes that don’t exist,” suggesting that the president’s obsession with the crowd sizes at his inauguration versus Barack Obama’s may reflect an even deeper (and darker) insecurity.

January 30, 2017

#EndorseThis: John Oliver Breaks Down ‘Apocalyptic’ Republican Convention

Last Week Tonight’s John Oliver came back on Sunday after a month-long absence to comment on what was perhaps the most bizarre Republican National Convention in history, or as the HBO host called it, “the most apocalyptic thing ever to happen” in Cleveland.

July 25, 2016

Late Night Roundup: Hillary Clinton Meets ‘Black Lives Matter’

Larry Wilmore took a look at the leaked video of Hillary Clinton meeting with Black Lives Matter activists, joined for this segment by “The Nightly Show” contributor Holly Walker and Clinton campaign “official” Carlos Jordanson.

August 19, 2015

‘Sesame Street’ Joins HBO, In Sign Of Children’s Shows’ Value

The beloved show’s co-founder said: “In order to fund our nonprofit mission with a sustainable business model, Sesame Workshop must recognize these changes and adapt to the times.”

August 13, 2015

Scientology Did It. How Do You Make Your Religion ‘Real’?

Many ascertain that Scientology is not only undeserving of tax exemption, but is simply not a real religion at all. It begs the question: When does a religion become “real”?

April 1, 2015

Top Reads For News Junkies: ‘Going Clear’

This week sees the premiere of the HBO documentary ‘Going Clear,’ inspired by Lawrence Wright’s 2013 immensely thorough and disquieting book.

March 29, 2015

TV Review: HBO’s ‘Going Clear’ Details Scientology’s Theater Of The Surreal

Scientology won’t be destroyed when ‘Going Clear’, filmmaker Alex Gibney’s documentary, airs on Sunday. And that’s really too bad.

March 27, 2015
Robert Durst, a wealthy New York real estate heir, has been arrested and charged with the murder of his friend Susan Berman. The crime was allegedly commited by Durst inside this Beverly Hills home in 2000. (Francine Orr/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Documentary Role In Durst Case Is Unclear

No one knows how much evidence from ‘The Jinx’ will end up in the courtroom.

March 17, 2015

Robert Durst Murder Case Complicated By HBO’s Big Role

Robert Durst caught on microphone muttering to himself, “Killed them all, of course.”

March 16, 2015

Endorse This: John Oliver Presents — ‘Infrastructure’

John Oliver presents an all-star movie trailer — where disasters won’t happen.

March 2, 2015

Endorse This: No Pardon For The Turkey?

Sometimes it take a foreigner to scrutinize a country’s weird traditions.

November 24, 2014

‘True Blood’ Plot Has Become A Bloody Mess

By Verne Gay, Newsday What it’s about: Remember that vampire-human “mixer” at Bellefleur’s at the end of last season? That’s where we pick up Sunday in the seventh — and final — season opener, “Jesus Gonna Be Here.” A band of “H-vamps” (vamps who consumed Hepatitis-infected blood) — the ones that congregated around the borders […]

June 18, 2014

HBO’s ‘True Detective’ Season Finale Locks Up A Ratings High

By Ryan Faughnder, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — An average of 3.5 million viewers tuned in for Sunday’s season finale of “True Detective,” the HBO crime anthology starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, according to Nielsen. That’s the biggest audience ever for the 9 p.m. ET cable drama and 50 percent higher than the […]

March 10, 2014

We Won’t Ever Find Out Why Rust Never Sleeps In ‘True Detective’

By Sara Smith, The Kansas City Star (If you haven’t watched all of “True Detective” through last week’s episode, be warned of spoilers ahead.) Thanks to “True Detective,” people are quoting Matthew McConaughey again. Because, as he will demonstrate with a mangled beer can, “time is a flat circle. Everything we’ve ever done or will do, […]

March 7, 2014