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The Surreal ‘Lodge 49’ Returns to Examine the Wreckage

It’s easy to dismiss the people of Lodge 49 as little more than losers. Lovable shaggy dogs, to be sure, but losers nonetheless. Sean “Dud” Dudley (Wyatt Russell) has lost his father, the family business and his one true love, surfing; his fellow lodge members aren’t in much better shape, losing loves and jobs and…

‘Suits’ Set to Pass the Torch to ‘Pearson’

The motivation behind so much of the action on USA Network’s long-running legal dramedy Suits has been, to paraphrase Colonel Nathan R. Jessup, “I want to be on that wall! I need to be on that wall!” The wall, in this case, is the one in the front lobby of the law firm where our…

Kevin Bacon Shines in ‘City on a Hill’

In his farewell address to the nation on January 11, 1989, President Ronald Reagan waxed poetic about his vision for America as a “shining city on a hill… a tall, proud city built on rocks stronger than oceans, windswept, God-blessed, and teeming with people of all kinds living in harmony and peace.” And so it…