Marisa LaScala is a writer covering entertainment and pop culture. Her work has appeared in PopMatters, the Condé Nast Traveler, the Hairpin, xoJane, and Time Out New York. She is one of the few people who prefers the pleasure-delaying anticipation of a weekly TV show to the immediate gratification of binge-watching.

'Peaky Blinders' Borrows From Real History

After you watch Peaky Blinders, it's natural to compare the show to Boardwalk Empire. Both series take place in similar time periods, and they both focus right on the border between criminal activity and public life. Boardwalk Empire was based on a…
By Marisa LaScala