Tiger, 'Treme', and Easter Eggs: The Week in Culture

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A roundup of the week's biggest culture stories:

The White House hosted its annual Easter egg roll, and even Justin Beiber didn't get as much attention as the First Family. The NCAA women's basketball tournament ended with University of Connecticut victory over Stanford, in a game that seemed like it was made up by a sportswriter.

We had sex on the brain as questioned the role of sex scenes in movies and television, examined how women write about their sex lives, and dissected the new Sex and the City 2 trailer.

We talked about how journalists can get complacent when they've been at their jobs too long and how five guys can change the world.

Treme, the new HBO show from Wire creator David Simon, debuts Sunday night, and we got a first look at the series. We pointed out its surprising sentimentality as well as its complicated approach to realism.

The week's biggest story was Tiger Woods' return to professional golf at the Master's. We explained why his comeback isn't really a "second act." We questioned whether he's actually been an "ambassador of change" for the sport. We picked apart the creepy Nike commercial that aired late this week and featured the voice of his dead father. And we gave you five reasons to root for him despite his lying, cheating ways.

And anchor blogger Ta-Nehisi Coates continued his conversation from last week about actress Jill Scott's comments on inter-racial marriage, commented on Donovan McNabb's move to the Washington Redskins, and debated the legacy of R&B princess Aaliyah:

No performer has filled me with more regret over this than Aaliyah. I don't know how, but I somehow got it in my head that she was talentless, couldn't sing, and basically got on because of how she looked. The last third is likely true. The first and second are not.
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