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    Nine Shows to Watch in 2009

    24 24 is back from a year off due to the TV writers’ strike, but it’s lucked into being more relevant than ever. This time, Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) is…
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    Fall 2008 TV Preview

    Monday Nights Heroes: Villains may be the show to TIVO on Monday nights (due to Monday Night Football, of course). There have been some interesting twists in the Heroes universe,…
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    Will Friday’s Lights Dim?

    Like Tim Riggins, one of the show’s strongest characters, Friday Night Lights just doesn’t seem to get any breaks. With the last pre-strike written episode of one of the few…
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    The Writers’ Strike Dilemma

    What is your stance on the WGA strike? Dallas Jenkins: I’m not a member of the Writers’ Guild, I suppose I’m an unofficial member of the “bad guys.” My stance…
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    Still the Brightest Light on TV

    With a writers’ strike putting a halt to many prime-time TV favorites, NBC’s Friday Night Lights remains one of the only new shows still on the schedule. But with spiritually…
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    Spotlight: Primetime Is Back

    In my opinion TV’s best drama is Fox’s Bones. The character interplay, when not hilarious, is charming or moving. The show’s central motor, the complicated relationship between Dr. Temperance Brennan…
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    The Simpsons Satirize Religion

    A recent article featured in the Houston Chronicle examined some of the show’s religious messages, particularly those that serve as commentary on modern Christianity. A book by Mark Pinsky, The…
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    Science Challenges Tradition

    This week, a group of astronomers announced that they have developed a technique that allows them to see further into space than anyone has ever seen before. The researchers study…
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    God in The Office

    In particular, there is one character that I believe speaks volumes to me about people in reality. Angela Martin is the harsh, judgmental accountant at the Scranton Branch of the…
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    Lessons from Beauty and the Geek

    A reality show, Beauty and the Geek (Wednesdays, 8/7pm, CW) features nine “beauties” and nine “geeks.” The “beauties”—models, hair stylists and make-up artists—see themselves as women with great physical features.…
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    Understanding Beauty

    I sit here and wonder what goes on in a woman’s mind. What is she thinking? What consumes her thoughts? But really, I’ll never know. I can only guess as…
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    The Year That Was

    There were no shortage of memorable media moments in 2006 with movements in technology, entertainment and culture breaking new ground and rediscovering some old tendencies. We break down some of…
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    Merry X-boxmas

    It could have been a truly beautiful scene. Only a few short weeks ago, all across our country, worshippers gathered outside their sacred temples days in advance, fasting in eager…
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