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The Sentimental Journey of John Lennon's "Imagine"

In the decades since John Lennon's death, "Imagine" ironically has become associated not with revolution or anti-establishment protest, but with the warm fuzziness of a comfortable dream that seems beyond our grasp.

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Catching Up with Former American Idols: Season Eleven

With American Idol’s latest season now in full swing, let’s take a look at what happened to last year’s top ten contestants.

Television

Thursdays This Fall: An Early TV Preview

FOX’s American Idol, the current highest rated show on TV, will still hold a Thursday night spot when it returns in January, but the season starts off with the less-popular X Factor.

Film

An Open Letter to Tom Cruise: How to Make a Movie Rock

Dear Tom Cruise: We know you are hurting from the failure of Rock of Ages. However, if you learn the lessons from the best rock-themed movies, you can still make a rock film for the ages.

Television

Tuesdays This Fall: An Early TV Preview

Our toes may be burrowed in the sand at the beach, but our minds might be drifting to this fall's TV line-up. Hmmm... what will rise up the ratings charts, and what will be canceled before Christmas?

Music

Ten Notable Holiday Songs of the Past 30 Years

These ten songs from the past 30 years are notable for being gifts that keep on giving.

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Campy, Preachy, Dancey, Singy: 'Glee: The Complete Second Season'

With characters coming and going faster than a mono outbreak amongst teens, the second season of Glee at its worst is uneven, and at its best finds a voice for gay youth.

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'Glee the 3D Concert Movie' Shows That Only Gleeks Matter

A brilliant repurposing machine, Glee here appears via swooping 3D cameras, the performers redoing numbers from the TV show, and fans remembering their experiences of watching the TV show.

Television

TV Highpoints and Lowpoints of 2010-2011... Number 4

The 2010-2011 season meant saying farewell to cult favorites Friday Night Lights and Smallville, as well as the ongoing mania surrounding one of TV's most mediocre shows, Glee.

Music

Amy Winehouse: A Look at Another Promising Career That Came to a Tragic End

A look back at Amy Winehouse’s most memorable moments is sadly short, due to her depressingly short life.

Music

Is 'Glee' the New Elvis, Really?

There's all this buzz that Glee has passed Elvis Presley for the most Hot 100 hits in history. But does this really put that two-year old show on the same level as the King of Rock 'n' Roll? Really?

Television

The Year in TV: December 2010

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

Music

Glenn Beck Inexplicably Targets My Chemical Romance

Or, as he says it on air, "Chemical Romance".

Music

The Year in Music: November 2010

November 2010, the subject of our latest look at the year’s biggest events in music, was a month full of new releases, award shows, and artist recognition.

Television

Let's Sing About Sex, Baby

Glee's episode "Sexy" demonstrates how far television has come in its attempts to be culturally relevant.

Music

The Year in Music: September 2010

September 2010, the subject of our latest look at the year’s biggest events in music, was a month of TV events, celebrity arrests, and a lot of new music.

Television

'Glee' and 'The Bachelor': Less Talk About Love, Please, and More Action

Glee and The Bachelor need to show a little trust in the relationships they're filming, and lighten up on all the talk.

Events

The Year In TV: June 2010

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

Sports

Super Bowl 2011's Best Commercials

The Super Bowl isn’t just the biggest night of the year for football fans, it’s also TV advertising’s main event.

Events

Guessing the Grammys

Predictions on who will win what in the biggest categories, based on industry hype and a little guessing about the academy’s voters.

Games

'Glee' on the Wii

Video games and cross-promotional marketing yield the inevitable: console karaoke for Gleeks.

Television

To Sir, With Love?: ‘Glee’s’ Will Schuester Problem

In its second season, Glee finds itself facing its biggest challenge: what do do with Will Schuester? To solve the problem, the writers might need to do more than simply state that the adviser for New Directions is a good guy.

Television

'Glee': Grilled Cheesus -- That's a Sandwich Jesus Christ Wouldn’t Eat

The show’s writers just cannot seem to push their themes far enough to meld Glee’s cultural touchstones into something that doesn’t simply reproduce the social order that it's attempting to reorganize.

Culture

Your Virtual Fall TV Preview: Tuesdays

If you want to know what’s new on primetime TV this fall, stop right here.

Television

Dude Looks Like a Lady: Examining Kurt Hummel’s Gender Construction on 'Glee'

The bottom line, to paraphrase Sue Sylvester, the resident Queen of Mean on Glee, is that Americans want their gays so flaming you can see them from space.

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Film

A Little Human Magic in Recent DVDs

Either by coincidence or because I just happened to watch these all on a cold day when I needed a little warmth, the magic of the human condition emerged as a trend in these new DVD releases.

Television

Is 'Glee' a Little Bit Racist?

After this week’s fall finale, Glee is taking a hiatus until April. Seems like plenty of time for a little sensitivity training.


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