Television critic Alex Claiborne takes a peek at some promising shows coming out this month, including several HBO docs. And she’s looking to fill the “Broad City”-sized hole in her heart with “Tuca and Bertie.” Read more

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The members of the sketch comedy group Asperger’s Are Us met, as they say it, in “Aspy camp.” A behind-the-scenes HBO doc follows their live tour. Read more

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Finally! After a two-year hiatus, “Game of Thrones” is back, with a new season premiering April 14. And that’s not the only exciting TV this month. Read more

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“Shrill,” which stars SNL’s Aidy Bryant, is a game-changer. It’s inspired by Lindy West’s groundbreaking book of essays, and tracks the life and career of a young journalist seeking acceptance, from the inside and out. Read more

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Television critic Alex Claiborne reflects on the third season of the riveting crime drama “True Detective.” Read more

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Netflix’s “Russian Doll” breathes new life into the idea of existential crisis. The riveting show stars the dynamic Natasha Lyonne, who keeps reliving her debauched birthday — over and over again. Read more

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It’s top-10 time! Isthmus TV critic Alex Claiborne has watched a lot of TV so you get to watch only the best shows. Read more

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Nichelle Nichols, who played Lt. Uhura on the original “Star Trek” TV show, will be in town this weekend for Wizard World Madison. Aaron Conklin chats with the groundbreaking performer about space travel and why she loves interacting with fans. Read more

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Every comedian dreams about getting that Netflix special. Madison comedian Dina Nina Martinez is bootstrapping her own version at this year’s Lady Laughs Comedy Festival. Read more



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Meet the Press host Chuck Todd turns to Wisconsin for an example of polarized citizens who don’t yell at each other. Read more


TV critic Alex Claiborne previews some new shows that aren’t about the holidays. She checks out “Easy,” a documentary on Ben Bradlee, “Happy!” and “The Crown.” Read more

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Today Not Tomorrow recently moved into the East Madison Community Center, the first time it has ever had its own brick-and-mortar headquarters. The new location will help the organization “improve and build” on the work it’s already doing. Read more

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HBO’s documentary “Beware the Slenderman” is a horror show in every sense. As two Milwaukee-area girls face trial this year for stabbing a classmate to appease a fictional character, the doc shows the story behind the highly publicized incident. Read more

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Get ready to binge-watch through the holidays. Isthmus TV critic Alex Claiborne shares her top 10 TV shows of 2016. Read more

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October’s television lineup is an enchanting one. From hilarious returning comedies like "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" to new, highly anticipated series like "Divorce," Sarah Jessica Parker’s return to HBO, there is a Halloween treat for everyone. Read more

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August is a strange in-between month for TV, but Isthmus critic Alex Clairborne has some tips for an eclectic and enjoyable bunch of shows. Read more

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The first half of 2016 produced some superb episodes of television, so much so that it’d be a crime to wait until December to talk about them. Read more

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From hilarious returning comedies like Hulu’s “Difficult People” to the dark new HBO miniseries “The Night Of,” July has several options for maximum viewing enjoyment. Read more

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From dramatic comedies like Netflix’s “Grace and Frankie” to historical reboots like “Roots,” this month will be the start of some very good alternative programming. Read more

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An Isthmus writer gets a quick role change when he is asked to moderate two panels at Wizard World Madison convention. Aaron R. Conklin finds it’s different on the other side of the fans’ adoration. Read more

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