Phillip Maciak

Phillip Maciak (@pjmaciak) is the TV editor of the Los Angeles Review of Books. He is also the author of a book about religion and early cinema called The Disappearing Christ: Secularism in the Silent Era (forthcoming from Columbia University Press), and his film, television, and literary criticism has appeared in Slate, Film Quarterly, J19, PMLA, The New Republic, and other venues. He is also the co-founder—with Jane Hu, Evan Kindley, and Lili Loofbourow—of the “Dear Television” column. He teaches in the English Department and the American Culture Studies Program at Washington University in St. Louis.


CONTRIBUTOR ARTICLES

The Handmaid's Tale, "Faithful"

Gotta hear both sides! DearTV discusses episode 5 of The Handmaid's Tale, and plays a game called, "Subtract One Murder"......


“Girls” at Age Five

Phillip Maciak, Jane Hu, Lili Loofbourow, Maria San Filippo, Rebecca Wanzo, and Kristen Warner reflect on "Girls" as it enters its sixth and final season....


Who's Afraid of Serial TV?

Dear Television, I’ve been thinking a lot recently about the seemingly inescapable idea that successful media forms must murder each ...


Sunday Night Football

FOOTBALL: OKAY? Sarah: Phil! Here we are in the Los Angeles Review of Books, writing about football. We are also writing ...


Super Yoncé

Dear Television on Super Bowl 50 and Beyonce...


DEAR TELEVISION

Below are excerpts from new posts by DEAR TELEVISION. Click any header to read the posts in full on the new ...


On the Art of Rabble-Rousing

Image: James Tissot, St. Simon, c.1864, Brooklyn Museum FOR THE PAST SEVERAL WEEKS, pundits have been attacking Reza Aslan’s ...


Everything Happened:  On “Mad Men”
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