Mary McNamara Culture Columnist/Critic
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Mary McNamara is a culture columnist and critic for the Los Angeles Times. Previously she was assistant managing editor for arts and entertainment following a 12-year stint as television critic and senior culture editor.

96 Articles
12 days ago
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How 'The Walking Dead' changed the course of the TV revolution

In the early days of the TV boom, few thought fantasy/horror had a place in the world of 'prestige drama.' 'The Walki...

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22 days ago
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Five years after #MeToo, I am haunted by the stories we could not tell

If you were in a newsroom during #MeToo, you know it wasn't a witch hunt; it was like watching a mile-high dam break.

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23 days ago
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Column: The best way to watch election night coverage on TV? Don't

Hours-long television coverage has become more about stoking emotion than delivering results, some of which won't be ...

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about 1 month ago
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James Corden is out, Anne Hathaway is in. But the biggest hypocrite is us

We're outraged by James Corden's hypocrisy and cheer when Anne Hathaway reminds us of our own. Is this what authentic...

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about 2 months ago
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Column: Angela Lansbury in 'Murder, She Wrote' wasn't 'cozy' — she was revolutionary

Even CBS wondered who would watch a show about a middle-aged woman who wrote and solved mysteries. Pretty much everyo...

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2 months ago
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Column: I'm glad Courteney Cox is talking about menopause. Now can we do something about it?

Menopause affects more than half the world's population. It's a public health issue that requires the attention of mo...

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3 months ago
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Column: Sheryl Lee Ralph and Jennifer Coolidge helped save the Emmys from boring back-to-normal

At the first full-sized Emmys in three years, a few outstanding moments showed what they're capable of if we don't se...

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3 months ago
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For Americans, Queen Elizabeth II was the central character in the world's longest running soap o...

For 70 years, Queen Elizabeth II miraculously managed to be both universally known and utterly enigmatic. No wonder s...

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3 months ago
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Column: The social anxiety of social media has celebrities 'quiet quitting.' Here's why

A spate of stars withdrawing from the public eye reminds us of what we already know: Fame has a price and social medi...

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4 months ago
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Why is it so hard to talk about marriage?

Elizabeth Crane's new memoir is an excavation of a 15-year union that proves just how hard it is to talk about marria...

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4 months ago
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Column: Hey Malcolm Gladwell, I'm working in my jammies and I'm just fine

Arguments that a forced return to the office will psychologically benefit the workers are hilarious--since when was t...

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4 months ago
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Column: Dear Hollywood: Next time, choose to film in Kansas

Instead of writing letters demanding protections in states with draconian abortion laws, showrunners should have a lo...

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