The Strange and Consuming Spectacle That Is “Extreme Home Makeover” and “Oprah’s Big Give”

I confess that until recently I had not watched a minute of the ABC show “Extreme Home Makeover.” Then, randomly, I watched a few moments several weeks ago, my snobbery at mainstream American entertainment (temporarily) overcome. I came away touched by the show’s heart, even as I found aspects of it quite interesting. There’s another [Read More...]