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News

Friday News Bites: Space! History! Internetting!

This week’s news stories are quite a bit about reconciling the past with the future. It’s a mixed bag of good and bad, as per usual, but there were a lot of interesting links to catch my eye. Let’s get started.

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Pop Culture

Thank God for British TV

Bones is off for another week so let’s talk about some television I have no trouble gushing over. Tally ho, old chaps.

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News

This Week (so far) in News: November 27, 2013

This week, Scotland has big news, Pakistan protests drones, Katie Couric gets a new job, and racism is everywhere. 

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LadyGhosts of TV Past

What I Watched Last Night: Sherlock, “The Reichenbach Fall”

Spoiler Alert: If you are not yet caught up on the second series of Sherlock, do not click through. Go watch – you won’t regret it – then come back and theorize with us. (It’s on Netflix Instant! ~ed.)

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Pop Culture

These Four New Fall Shows Are Better Than They Should Be

Each fall, I try to catch at least a handful of the new shows. We write about a lot of TV here, and I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been years behind the rest of you on a particular show. I need to at least try to keep up, or I never get […]

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Pop Culture

Why I Adore Molly Hooper

First impressions can always be deceiving, so sometimes you have to go back and give things a second look.

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Gift Guide

50 Pretty Good Father’s Day Gifts For $50 or Less!

Although every family is different, lots of people have trouble thinking of things to get for dads. Most of them don’t accessorize much or make boards of stuff they like on Pinterest. That’s why magazines and other blogs do lists like this, but lots of the suggestions on them strike me as impractical, and many are […]

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Just for Fun

What I Watched Last Night: “The Last Enemy,” Episode 1

Sometimes, I decide to write for this section so that I have an official reason to stray from my compulsive viewing habits. I’ve already talked about Doctor Who twice, I’ve finished Luther and Bleak House, and now I’ve started obsessively watching Battlestar Galactica. Since BSG is already recapped around these parts (and done so nicely, […]

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Pop Culture

Good Night, Irene: On Moffat’s Portrayal of Irene Adler in Sherlock

So I think we all have read or written our own opinions on the portrayal of woman characters in media. Sometimes it’s good, sometimes it’s bad, and sometimes it’s ugly. How many times have I seen discussions about how while Joss Whedon’s portrayal of Buffy as a hero is excellent and progressive on so many […]

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Pop Culture

Bring Back Baker Street

2012 is a harbinger of so many things– part one of The Hobbit, the beginning of my graduate school education (hopefully), Joss Whedon’s The Avengers, and, of course, the end of the world. I could do without that last bit, but if it has to happen it damn well better be after I watch the […]