Channel Surfing

June 2012

‘Frontline: Dollars and Dentists’ on PBS starting 25 June

It's a nightmarish situation, combining the chaos of uninsured health care and the horrors -- fictional or not -- of visiting the dentist.


‘Ivory Wars’ on Discovery Channel 23 June

The documentary explores this disturbing story in detail, giving viewers a range of evidence on which to base their own conclusions.


‘My Reincarnation’ on POV 21 June

The film shows how Yeshi, born and raised in Italy, long resists the expectations that come along with being recognized at birth as the reincarnation of a famous spiritual Buddhist Master.


George H.W. Bush Remembers Growing up in Privilege in ‘41’, on HBO

"I saw nothing redeeming about [Saddam Hussein]," says George H.W. Bush. "I think the feeling was mutual, incidentally."


‘Town of Runners’ Premieres on PBS’ Global Voices 17 June

The road for the young Ethiopians in Town of Runners is increasingly difficult, even for these gifted athletes, so encouraged by their community.


The Lip Biting Drama That Is ‘Lip Service’

In typical British-drama fashion, Lip Service, set in Glasgow, gives us a lot more pretty girl skin -- and a lot more shocking punch to the gut -- than the Hollywood-style, pretty pedicured toes storytelling of L Word.


‘Dallas’ Comes to TNT Starting 13 June

Even if you've never seen the Dallas of the 1980s, you know the Dallas of 2012.


‘Last Days of the Arctic’ on PBS’ ‘Global Voices’ Starting 10 June + Photos

After 20 years of taking pictures in Iceland, Alaska, and Greenland, increasingly, Ragnar Alexsson finds himself focused on "the human faces of climate change."


Oscar Nominee ‘Incident in New Baghdad’ on Documentary Channel 8 June

Here Ethan McCord reveals further context for the 2007 incident in Baghdad, meaning his own experience with PTSD, and in particular the official response to his efforts to deal with it.


‘Saving Hope’ Premieres on NBC 7 June

Apparently, the in-between world is full of lens flares.


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'Cube Escape' Is Free, Frustrating, and Weirdly Compelling

// Moving Pixels

"The Cube Escape games are awful puzzle games, but they're an addicting descent into madness.

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