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On Frank Gallagher of ‘Shameless’ and Loving Deadbeat Dads

I’m not sure that you can call him a patriarch, but Frank Gallagher is the fictional character whose sperm made most of those wayward kids…

Writer Ryan O’Connell on Rebooting ‘Will & Grace’

Ryan O’Connell, 31, is a writer from Ventura, an unpretentious beach town north of L.A. and south of Santa Barbara. It’s the type of place…

Can Robots Experience PTSD? In ‘Westworld,’ They Can

Flies rarely land directly on eyeballs. Even the most daring are usually crushed or swatted away. But in HBO’s Westworld, insects can dawdle on corneas…

MacGyver Invented DIY Manliness

If the cheesy action shows of the ‘80s are remembered at all, it’s as a single, goofy image. Miami Vice is speedboats and white suits,…