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Here’s what ‘Breaking Bad’ gets right, and wrong, about the meth business

How does the meth industry in the AMC drama compare to the real one?

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Aug 15, 2013

The inside story of the greatest congressional Web prank ever

For over two years, many Congressional websites featured a hidden Flight of the Conchords Easter egg. This is the story of how that came to be.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Aug 5, 2013

‘Orange Is the New Black’ got you upset about prison? The real Piper explains what to do about it.

Piper Kerman on her experience in prison, the TV show of her life, and the parts of the system that need reform.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Jul 23, 2013

Study: TV and movie characters are smoking less but still drinking heavily

The tobacco settlement in the late 1990s reduced smoking in adult-targeted movies by 85.4 percent in a single year.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • May 29, 2013

How Arrested Development explains the housing crisis (among other things)

The first three seasons satirized war profiteering. This time around, the housing crisis is the target.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • May 27, 2013

One of the best things I’ve ever seen on cable news

Today's episode of Up With Chris Hayes featured a lengthy discussion of race and Obama's presidency between Hayes, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Melissa Harris Perry, W. Kamau Bell, and Jay Smooth. You should watch it. And now, thanks to the magic of the internet, you can!

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Aug 25, 2012

I’m hosting the Ed Show tonight

8pm Eastern on MSNBC. Tune in!

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Aug 21, 2012

The Romney campaign’s chart fail

The Romney campaign is having some trouble with the noble Venn diagram. In this clip from Tuesday's Rachel Maddow Show, I tried to walk them through it.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Jul 5, 2012