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Sones de México Ensemble: Fiesta Mexicana: Mexican Songs & Stories for Niños & Niñas

Put together in the hope that your child will pick up a few facts about Mexico and structured to ensure that it will get some exercise.

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Stargate Atlantis: The Complete Series

During its five years, Stargate Atlantis provided entertaining characters, exiting sci-fi adventure and top-notch visual effects.

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The Boy Who Couldn’t Sleep and Never Had to, by D.C. Pierson

Pierson is guilty of perpetuating stereotypes, as our two main characters often remark about the fear of being found out that they could be gay, based on their nerdiness.

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Veracity by Laura Bynum

It is hard to write a dystopian science fiction novel that is as memorable and thought-provoking as 1984 or A Handmaid's Tale, but Laura Bynum's new book comes pretty close.

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On Supernatural, It’s the End of the World as We Know It

Big changes ahead for Season 6

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Lucha Loco: The Free Wrestlers of Mexico

When my wife and I saw the first ultrasound images of our unborn child, one image struck out. The not-yet fully formed head turned toward

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25 Jan 2010 // 11:03 AM

Has ‘Fringe’ Lost Its Way?

The recent and depressingly bland episode "Johari Window" was another in a distressingly large number of dull episodes bookended by a few spectacular gems. Will Fringe ever fulfill its potential and become a consistently great show?

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Blue World: James Cameron’s ‘Avatar’

Cameron's evocations of everything from Blackwater's Iraq massacres to the Trail of Tears gives his story an uncommon resonance. This is a whole new kind of science fiction filmmaking, something particularly grandly spectacular, even if occasionally daft and overblown.

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The Name of This Land is Hell: Mexico in Literature

When the author of a sitcom-styled novel about Mexican heritage cannot resist mentioning the modern-day carnage, then it's fair to assume that the murders have become a significant part of the national identity.

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Sanctuary: The Complete First Season

The modern-day stories mirror our society's uncaring treatment of outsider groups without being too blatant.

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The Handmaid’s Tale: Not So Sci-fi

The terrifying, 'it could happen today' message of this story is best told in the Atwood's book, rather than the film version.

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Science-fiction movies are thinking less and feeling more. A genre once heavy with futuristic hardware and mind-blowing themes has discovered its gentler, more sensitive side.

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19 Jul 2009 // 10:00 PM

Orbiter

Orbiter is perhaps a perfect comic for this period in American history, when a current of optimism can be felt within the Obama administration.

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Mariachi Real De San Diego: Mariachi Classics

Traditional mariachi being upheld with absolute fidelity.

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6 Jul 2009 // 5:41 AM

So, what does it mean when a channel called Sci Fi changes its name to Syfy? A. New viewers might watch, curious about the change

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28 Jun 2009 // 3:20 AM

A Doctor Who Christmas! In June…

In Doctor Who: The Next Doctor, the Doctor (David Tennant), arrives in London on Christmas Eve, 1851. As the Doctor exits the TARDIS he finds himself

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25 Jun 2009 // 4:00 AM

Science fiction battles odds but survives, flourishes on TV

“Star Trek” was canceled after just three seasons, then grew into one of the most popular and influential franchises in science fiction history. Ever since,

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8 Jun 2009 // 8:00 AM

MEXICO CITY — The sounds of Africa, Brazil and Arabia echoed through the tiny studio, bringing 25 students together in a circle to sing what sounded like

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The Best of Sexology, ed. Craig Yoe

In1933 Gernsback published a pseudo-intellectual, pseudo-scientific magazine devoted to sex and all its mysteries, vagaries, varieties -- not to mention all its anxieties.

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Los Cenzontles with David Hidalgo: Songs of Wood & Steel

This album is a worthy experiment that needs more work.

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