"Watching the evening news in 2011 is a strange time-travel experience. 'The CBS Evening News,' 'ABC World News' and 'NBC Nightly News' haven't changed their style over the decades, still going for that old-fashioned mix of voice-of-authority pomp and feel-good fluff. The difference is that people aren't watching."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."Rob Sheffield on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."Rob Sheffield on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."Rob Sheffield on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."Rob Sheffield on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."Rob Sheffield on Mark Twain
"It's kind of amazing how popular 'Grey's Anatomy' is. What other show can boast such an annoyingly sincere cast of doctors, sniveling through such perfunctory love triangles?"
"You can't beat the beehive for glam punkette attitude."
"Most of an award-show host's job is showing up and keeping a cool head and soldiering through it, whether it's the Oscars or the Hallmark Channel's 'Hero Dog Awards.'"
"Big Star invented a vision of bohemian rock & roll cool that had nothing to do with New York, Los Angeles or London, which made them completely out of style in the 1970s, but also made them an inspiration to generations of weird Southern kids."
"'American Horror' goes for a very specific kind of Seventies suburban downer ambience - 'Flowers in the Attic' paperbacks, Black Sabbath album covers and late-night flicks like 'Let's Scare Jessica to Death.' It even has 'Go Ask Alice'-era urban legends."
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