Marc Hirsh http://wuis.org en No Take-Backs: Why Can't 'New Girl' Figure Out What It's Doing? http://wuis.org/post/no-take-backs-why-cant-new-girl-figure-out-what-its-doing <strong>[<em>Ahoy, there be </em>New Girl<em> spoilers ahead, through the most recently aired episode, "Mars Landing."</em>]</strong><p><strong></strong>A few weeks ago, <em>New Girl</em> neared the end of its third season the way it began it: by admitting that it doesn't know what it's doing.<p>In "Mars Landing," the last episode that aired before the show returns Tuesday night, weirdo roommate couple Nick and Jess put together a toy for the infant son of Jess's friend Sadie (a literally phoned-in June Diane Raphael) while hung over, and they broke up in the process. Twice, maybe. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:18:00 +0000 Marc Hirsh 23043 at http://wuis.org No Take-Backs: Why Can't 'New Girl' Figure Out What It's Doing? Fix The Best New Artist Grammy: Dump It http://wuis.org/post/fix-best-new-artist-grammy-dump-it Each year's Grammy Awards offer their own questions and controversies based on how the nominations pan out, but there are a few points of contention that come up year after year. There's the difference between Song Of The Year and Record Of The Year. How a song can be eligible for nomination this year when the album it came from was nominated last year (or vice versa). Fri, 24 Jan 2014 14:30:00 +0000 Marc Hirsh 17550 at http://wuis.org Fix The Best New Artist Grammy: Dump It 'Parks And Recreation': Good For Nerds, Good For America http://wuis.org/post/parks-and-recreation-good-nerds-good-america <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8h02lSufbSg</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1N9G63ldhAQ</p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 16:44:00 +0000 Marc Hirsh 16598 at http://wuis.org 'Parks And Recreation': Good For Nerds, Good For America About 'Mystery Science Theater,' A Bold Declaration. It's Bold! http://wuis.org/post/about-mystery-science-theater-bold-declaration-its-bold This is a big week for <em>Mystery Science Theater 3000</em>, or as big a week as can be had for a show that's been off the air since the waning days of the 20th century. The show first aired a quarter of a century ago this past Sunday, and the 25th-anniversary volume (XXVIII, if you're keeping Roman score of the ongoing DVD releases and not the anniversaries) hit shelves on Tuesday. Meanwhile, Thursday marks the return of an MST3K Thanksgiving tradition, the <a href="http://www.mst3kturkeyday.com/mst3k/redditama.html">Turkey Day marathon</a>. Wed, 27 Nov 2013 18:10:00 +0000 Marc Hirsh 13889 at http://wuis.org About 'Mystery Science Theater,' A Bold Declaration. It's Bold! Katy Perry And The New Rules Of Pop http://wuis.org/post/katy-perry-and-new-rules-pop Stagecraft does not come naturally to Katy Perry. She does very well by candy-colored fever-dream videos; shooting whipped cream from her cupcake boobs, throwing cartoonishly out-of-control neon-'80s ragers and becoming a B-movie jungle queen all fall quite comfortably within her skill set.<p>Live performance, though, is a different matter. As the musical guest this past weekend on <em>Saturday Night Live</em>, Perry previewed her upcoming album, and "Walking On Air" put her limitations as a performer (rather than as a singer) on full display. Thu, 17 Oct 2013 15:53:00 +0000 Marc Hirsh 11118 at http://wuis.org Katy Perry And The New Rules Of Pop