Tuesday, February 20, 2018


Brittany Volk, Times staff writer

Brittany Volk, Times staff writer

Brittany Volk is a senior features designer at the Tampa Bay Times. She designs and art directs the Taste, Latitudes, Weekend and Personal Best sections and has been with the Times since 2011. She also contributes to the Times' pop culture blog, The Feed. She grew up in Iowa City, Iowa, and graduated from the University of Iowa in 2009 with degrees in Journalism and Studio Art. Instagram: @bevolk

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Review: Truth and lies are the focus of ‘The Assassination of Gianni Versace’

Maybe Jack Nicholson was wrong. We can handle the truth.The #MeToo movement is giving a microphone to once unheard voices. Political lies are constantly challenged. At the Golden Globes, Oprah’s rousing speech asserted "the most powerful tool...
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5 new shows that we’re going to pass on this season

The options on TV runneth over these days, and fewer options would weed out time-wasters. These unoriginal shows coming to your tube this season have some work to do.
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6 new shows featuring actors we know and love

When cherished shows end, it’s sad to say goodbye, but there’s hope the actors will get recast in something just as great. This season, some of our favorite faces (hi, Joan from Mad Men!) are back on our screens.
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If you miss Downton Abbey, these new period shows will get you through

The Crown and Downton Abbey prove this niche drama has wide appeal. These three shows debuting in the coming months will sop up some of the hungry period drama fan base.The Alienist (TNT)
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Roseanne, Queer Eye and more join TV reboots this winter

What’s old is still old again. TV execs are obsessed with bringing back beloved characters, and the new winter TV offerings are no exception. Welcome back these familiar faces this season.
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If ‘This Is Us’ makes you cry, these new fall shows will, too

We expected more tear-jerkers since This Is Us continues its ratings domination; and escaping from the real world is great. Get the tissues ready to go for these new sobworthy shows coming out for the winter TV season.
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From Versace to Waco, check out these new true crime shows

The winter TV season is upon us, and our hunger for true crime dramatizations remains fierce. Last year’s shows such as Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders (NBC) and Mindhunter (Netflix) prove the genre is far from dead. Here are...
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‘Roseanne,’ ‘The Chi,’ ‘Electric Dreams’ and other TV options to keep you warm this winter season

Winter is a time for sweaters, hot drinks and adding new TV shows to our never-ending lists. Just kidding. We know it’s Florida, and we won’t be snowed in. But let us live. We have a lot of TV to watch. The beginning of 2017 brought us some of...
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Handmaids to X-Files: when all your favorite shows are coming back

There’s a plethroa of new TV options to catch our eye, but there’s something about old loves that we keep coming back to. Here’s when some fan favorites are returning for new seasons.
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Love watching teen drama? Check out these 4 new shows

The Bold Type (Freeform), a show about young adults in the magazine world, was one of the year’s most unexpectedly good shows. Because, hey, teenagers have just as much drama. Here are some other shows about young people we’re looking...
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