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If the absorbing American Experience documentary "Clinton" were a book, people would rush directly to the index and look up "Monica Lewinsky" and "sex scandal," which does, indeed, encompass a…
For fans of Ricky Gervais' brilliant HBO series "Extras," "Life's Too Short" feels like a rehash, with about half the laughs.
I really admire what a group calling itself Faithful America is doing: Calling on MSNBC to stop booking Tony Perkins, a representative of the anti-gay Family Research Council, as a guest. But pardon…
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