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Friends And Favors: 'High Maintenance' Creators Share Their Secret To Success  |   

The Web series centers on a pot dealer who bikes around Brooklyn delivering to clients. Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair say they drew on their experiences and friends' generosity to make the show.

'American Crime' And 'The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' Highlight The TV Revolution  |   

Tina Fey co-created the quirky comedy The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt for Netflix; John Ridley made the emotionally raw drama American Crime for ABC. TV critic David Bianculli says they're both good.

'Mindy' And The Little Story That Just Might Work  |   

There are certain stories that very few shows can tell without falling on their faces. The Mindy Project may be able to beat those lousy odds.

Black Bodies In White Words, Or: Why We Need Claudia Rankine  |   

Writer and photographer Syreeta McFadden says that when she's challenged to prove the existence of everyday racism, she directs friends, allies and enemies to Claudia Rankine's powerful Citizen.

A Vivid Portrait Of Tudor Turmoil In 'Lamentation'  |   

The sixth volume of C.J. Sansom's Shardlake mysteries is set during the last days of England's King Henry VIII, as a potentially explosive religious manuscript written by his queen has gone missing.

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