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From The Complete Meal: Devil Dog, The Hound of Hell (Revisited)

Kim Richards, Yvette Mimieux and Ike Eisenman in Devil Dog, The Hound of Hell. Photo Courtesy of CBSy
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Devil Dog, The Hound of Hell (Revisited) Recounting the Horror of a Horror Classic By Jon Sanborne All right, let me start this off by telling you that the first time I ever saw this flick was on Channel 7’s “Late Night Movie” when I was a budding adolescent. I remember my parents were asleep, [...]

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Louis C.K.’s Successful Transition to Prime Time TV: A Review of Louie

Louis C.K. in Louie. Photo Courtesy of Salon
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Louis C.K. Abstracts the Everyday Experience The Veteran Comedian Takes to the Airwaves in Louie, Review Louis C.K. is the kind of comedian who can use shock humor without being predictable. His sarcastic tone indicates a deeper understanding of how language often sells us short nowadays. His sardonic wit narrows in on criticizing others without [...]

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Ten Great TV Shows…Just in Time for Spring

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Ten Great TV Shows…Just in Time for Spring The Old, The New and the Just Plain Weird With winter coming to an end and spring almost upon us, it might be prudent to invest quality time with your Netflix account (or whatever service you might use) and discover new television shows to get us through [...]

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A Quest to End Black History Month: A Preview of More Than a Month on PBS

Director Shukree Tilghman in Philadelphia. Photo Courtesy of Thiago Da Costa
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A Preview of More Than a Month on PBS A New Documentary Explores the Impact of Black History Month With its origins dating back to 1926, Black History Month has served as a national observance of the history of African American culture. Originally referred to as “Negro History Week” by historian Carter G. Woodson, there [...]

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Television Gets Scary: Reviews of “American Horror Story” and “Supernatural”

Dylan McDermott in "American Horror Story"
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“American Horror Story” vs. “Supernatural”: Who’s Scarier? Best Scary TV Shows: “American Horror Story” vs. “Supernatural” I’ve never been a huge fan of horror movies. I was one of those kids who was scared by the “Thriller” music video instead of amused by its campiness, and while other kids in middle school were excitedly talking [...]

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An Interview with Mike D: Host of Lunkerville

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An Interview with Mike D, Host of Lunkerville Mike D on Bass Fishing and Lunkerville For bass fishing enthusiasts, it doesn’t get any better than “Lunkerville.” Created in 2004 by independent filmmaker Mike de Avila, the program has allowed Mike to fuse his love for story telling and bass fishing into an extremely popular program. [...]

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A Look at FX’s “The League”: TV Review

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A Review of FX’s “The League” “The League”: The crudest show you never thought you’d want to watch? FX’s “The League”. Characters offend just about everyone with off-color comments about sexuality, Judaism, women’s rights and everything in between.  So why tune-in? Because the dialogue is witty, the characters well-developed, and plot points carry over from [...]

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A Night with Captain Sig and the Hillstrand Brothers at The Palace Theater (Review)

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A Night with Captain Sig and the Hillstrand Brothers at The Palace Theater, Albany (Review) When I write reviews of cultural events, I try my best not to tell you whether it was good or bad. The thing about cultural events is that they are, well, cultural, and are not therefore measurable in some quantifiable [...]

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The Medical Drama Returns: A Review of “Off the Map”

The Cast of Off the Map
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“Off the Map”: Television Review As with most of the TV shows I end up being an ardent fan of, I was lukewarm about ABC’s midseason, jungle medical drama, “Off the Map,” when I saw it advertised. The show boasts plenty of eye candy with Martin Henderson as Dr. Benjamin “Ben” Keeton, giving McDreamy a [...]

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The Cast of “Jersey Shore”: Literary Aspirations

Snooki, JWOWW, The Situation and the gang from The Jersey Shore
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“Jersey Shore” Cast’s Literary Aspirations: A Shore Thing, Rules According to JWOWW, Here’s the Situation MTV’s now infamous “Jersey Shore” franchise gets something of a bad rap. I have never been its biggest fan, as all it has done in my life is to give the world at large a new set of jokes and stereotypes [...]

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