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“Doctor Who” and the Cultural Divide: Fandom in America

Lynnette Porter explores the many dimensions of the growing international popularity of Doctor Who, and the very different fandoms in Great Britain and the rest of the world.

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18 Jan 2011 // 5:30 AM

The Year in TV: April 2010

Continuing out look at the year’s most notable television events, here’s what happened in April 2010.

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Yet Another British Invasion: “Doctor Who” in America

On Christmas 2010 the US got to participate in an ongoing UK tradition, the annual Doctor Who Christmas episode, instead of seeing it a few week's later as in past years. Lynnette Porter explores what this reveals about the show's growing popularity in the US.

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9 Dec 2010 // 4:03 AM

Some Holiday Fun With Mr. Bean

Many different families have various traditions around this time of year, but probably few of them came from something PBS used to air about ten

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‘Sherlock’ Is Divorced from Reality, Yet Deeply In-Tune with an Irresistible Alternate Reality

The modern Sherlock Holmes is so compelling because he is a modern intellectual appealing to audiences who, for the most part, live in a world dissociated from intellectualism.

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Possible Grammy Nominees for Album of the Year?

Using a rumored submission list that leaked to the internet, here are some guesses as to what the Album of the Year Grammy nominees will

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Ray Bradbury Wrote Me Back

My affinity for Ray Bradbury's work is rooted in his "accidental novels", as well as in the collections that plunder what is seemingly a limitless vault of manuscripts.

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John Barrowman Is an Entertainer with a Capital E

Multitalented John Barrowman's 2010 concert tour is as empowering as it is entertaining.

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‘Super Sad True Love Story’, Or, The Unbearable Lightness of Being Lenny Abramov

This story depicts a world that is completely absurd and out of control, which brings a lot of dark humor into it. Yet its truly scary -- you have to wonder if this is the slippery slope the real world is headed down.

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It’s Technology, My Dear Watson: Sherlock for the 21st Century

The famous detective now texts and surfs the net while Watson writes a blog. This is not your mother's Sherlock Holmes.

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Can You Imagine Standing in Line Just for a Newspaper?

'Suddenly and with little warning: STRIKE!' So began a 17-day newspaper delivery strike that prevented newspapers from getting to newsstands and doorsteps, as immortalised in the 1945 short, 17 Days: The Story of Newspaper History in the Making.

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Anarchy and the Arts: Sex, Wales and Anarchy 3 Sets the Stage for Change

“SWA is a festival of talent born in dissatisfaction, anger and desperation. But, hopefully, over the years to come it will continue to generate opportunity, confidence, realisation of potential and a cleansing of the soul.”

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20 Aug 2010 // 5:00 AM

LOST in Memorabilia

The LOST auction, August 21-22, may be the ultimate TV auction, and participating fans get a chance to make TV history as well as take a piece of it home.

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‘Stargate Universe: SGU 1.5’: Look Again, and Much More Is Revealed

Delving into complex issues of faith, redemption, humanity and power within a space opera setting, Stargate Universe demands close attention from the viewer.

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Turning Over Stones: ‘The Rolling Stones: Rare and Unseen’

Is there anything left to discover about the World's Greatest Rock 'n Roll Band?

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Clones (We’re All): ‘The Bradbury Report’

This book about cloning feels like a clone: a copy of something more original that has harvested its ideas from more compelling sources.

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New Jurisdiction: How Will the Dark, Brooding ‘Luther’ Fare Stateside?

Airing on BBC America later in the year, the BBC's recent dark crime series, Luther, deserves to do as well stateside as it's doing here in the UK.

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Celebrating 70 Years of Ringo Starr (videos)

On July 7th, 1940, Richard Starkey was born in Liverpool, but from 1959 on, he would mostly be known to the world as Ringo Starr. Here's an up-to-date video flashback of his entire career.

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23 Jun 2010 // 2:21 AM

Being alive is underrated. It can seem pretty simple, all told: Breathe in, breathe out. Walk around. Pay bills. It’s been done for centuries,

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A King’s Velvet Shorts, a Giant Green Eyeball—Must Be Doc Who & ‘The Curse of Peladon’

Those who’ve followed the Doctor for years already know how absolutely fun this show can be. For the rest of us, its only the beginning.

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