Category Archives: Television

Round-Up August 19 2013 Edition

The Sunday Herald of Glasgow has a list of the Top 50 Graphic Novels of all time. Tom Spurgeon thinks it’s not bad. If your first 50 encounters with the art form were these 50 choices, you’d likely be vastly entertained … Continue reading

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August 11 2013 Round-Up

Funny idea on Bleeding Cool: What if Fox’s League of Extraordinary Gentlemen brought together characters from Fox TV shows? It’s not particularly clever to note the low chance of a shark attack, but there’s another way of looking at it: … Continue reading

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August 7 2013 Politics Round-Up

The Nation referred to the bombing of Hiroshima as the greatest act of terrorism in human history. Greg Polowitz of the National Review is not amused. William Saletan considers the sex scandals of Jewish politicians Anthony Weiner, Eliot Spitzer and … Continue reading

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August 7 2013 Round-Up

This may be how Americans view the other kind of Football. George Clooney may have been right in his observation that anyone in the film industry shouldn’t refer to Waterworld as a historic flop. It’s always odd when a term becomes a metaphor, … Continue reading

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First Weekend of August Round-Up

Jack Kirby’s Argo art sold better than expected. The cover for Dark Knight Returns #2 went for over half a million dollars. The original art market interests me, just because I think it’s really going to explode in the future. The most interesting man … Continue reading

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Beginning of July Round-Up

The most adorable Rube Goldberg machine ever. Scott Adams suggests that a CIA-sanctioned murder is probably a best solution to the Edward Snowden problem. I don’t agree with the argument, but it’s interesting in a Devil on the shoulder kinda way. … Continue reading

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Non-Politics Round-Up June 26 Edition

Like yesterday, there were many interesting political stories worthy of separate round-up. But first the other stuff. There’s new speculation about Shailene Woodley’s absence from Amazing Spider-Man 2, which doesn’t involve the actress being replaced, either because idiots online were … Continue reading

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Round-Up June 23 2013

Matt Welch of Reason considers the history of modern magazines of political opinion, and a recent shift towards more liberal orthodoxy in the new New Republic. The great irony is that The New Republic is repudiating contrarian neoliberalism precisely when we need it … Continue reading

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Round-Up June 19 2013

I’ve posted links to a few best Superman lists. Simon Abrams of Ebert.com offered something different, looking at the best interpretations of the man of steel, making good arguments for selections that haven’t appeared so prominently elsewhere. Brian Cronin considers a … Continue reading

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Recommended June 17 2013

A video review of a 90s video games gets kinda nuts.   Biden may get to cast a significant tie-breaking vote. The Washington Post makes it easier to follow the 224 best political reporters in the nation.  Tara Culp-Ressler of … Continue reading

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