James Poniewozik

James Poniewozik writes TIME magazine’s Tuned In column, about pop culture and society. Tuned In, the blog version, is about the stuff we used to call “TV,” whether it’s in your living room, on your computer or – once the networks figure out the technology and line up the advertisers – in your dreams themselves.

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Come Back, Loud Debate Audiences! All Is Forgiven!

In the first umpteen Republican debates of this primary season, the crowds watching had as much of an active role as the participants, driving the energy of the debates and sometimes the day-after discussion. Whether it was booing a gay soldier or cheering the death penalty or going hog-wild over Newt Gingrich’s lambasting of …

Colbert and Cain Do the Charleston: Which One’s the Comedian?

I’ve never been to Charleston, S.C., but I’m pretty sure that, for this afternoon at least, Randolph Hall at the College of Charleston was located at the intersection of Reality and Satire. There it was that Stephen Colbert and Herman Cain, unlikely ballotfellows, held a funny, serious and seriously funny rally to promote …

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