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The Worst Theater of 2011: No Spidey, but a Holocaust musical

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Let’s first address the flying superhero in the room: No, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark doesn’t (quite) make our list of the worst stage shows of 2011. (You can check out our Mormon-led best list here.) In the end, we decided Spidey’s aerial effects are pretty darned cool, though all too brief, and the retooled show isn’t as unwatchably overwrought as Julie Taymor’s original version. Instead, our evil eye is trained on the year’s even more offensive theatrical blunders like the misguided revival of On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (pictured, with Jessie Mueller and Harry Connick Jr.). Did we miss a show that had you fleeing at intermission? Let us know your opinion in the comments.

10. Measure for Measure (Off Broadway)
The Public Theater’s uneasy, laugh-averse, and metaphor-heavy production in Central Park made the Bard’s problem comedy even more difficult. READ FULL STORY

Who was 2011's worst-dressed TV character?

Let’s face it: Not everyone on TV can be Victoria Grayson (Madeline Stowe), whose immaculate gown collection on Revenge makes her look like she’s stepped out of a magical silk sea that changes jewel tones at her every whim and envelops her in liquid wealth for every occasion — “breakfast,” for example. Nope, sometimes people on TV just look like crap. I’ve started a list of 2011’s Worst-Dressed TV People below. But it will likely seem as incomplete as Kurt’s ridiculous one-sleeved cowl-neck sweater on Glee, so please add your own suggestions in the comments! READ FULL STORY

Best and Worst of 2011: Fall TV Trends?

In coming up with a shortlist for the best and worst TV trends of the fall season, we’re starting to wonder if ABC’s Happy Endings and Fox’s New Girl are the same show. Anyway, here are some random trends we’ve noticed. Please, add your picks!

Deep V-neck shirts. Dave is a V-neck addict on Happy Endings, the gang mocked CeCe’s DJ ex-boyfriend Gavin for wearing too many on New Girl, and perhaps most demonstrably, Andy Samberg and Ben Stiller had an extreme Deep V-Off in an SNL digital short. READ FULL STORY

This Week's Cover: The Best and Worst of 2011

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What was the best movie of 2011? What about the best television show? The best album? The best book? The best Broadway show? Our critics’ picks are in and can be found in our year-end extravaganza, the 2011 Best and Worst issue! But a bevy of top 10 lists is not all you’ll find. We’ll also take you through the entire year in entertainment: from Ricky Gervais roasting Hollywood at the Golden Globes, to Rebecca Black singing — if you want to call it that — the praises of her favorite day of the week. From Oprah’s big goodbye to Harry Potter’s big, record-breaking opening. It was a momentous year, from the summer of superheroes to one of the best Fall TV seasons in recent memory. Plus, we relive the highs (no pun intended) and lows of the year in Charlie Sheen. READ FULL STORY

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