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Holiday commercials: naughty and nice

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Yes, advertisers use the holiday season to reinforce traditional family stereotypes. They use holiday ads to foster mass consumerism. But they still produce some damn good holiday commercials, or at least ones that make you laugh, for whatever reason. I'm not a shopper, but felt like sharing them with you. Happy 2018! (Photo: public domain)

They might make you laugh; they might make you cry. But they won’t go unnoticed.

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Nostalgia, books and “The Durrells in Corfu”

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PBS poster for "The Durrells in Corfu," widely used in publicizing the series.

Before parting with my classmates, before embarking for the big adventure called adult life, we enjoyed Corfu in the spring with its sunsets, its old buildings, its incredibly beautiful landscapes.

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Cooking up TV crack: “How to Get Away with Murder”

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What’s the recipe for making a highly addictive TV show – besides the base ingredients of murder and sex?

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Could you survive in the arctic wilderness?

in Philosophies/TV by

Living on the bare minimum requires maximum skill.

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Designated surrogate for House of Cards?

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The U.S. Capitol being restored. Photo: public domain

Who do you think blew up the Capitol in this series? I wish it had been Frank Underwood.

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“Bloodline” and the diamond lost at sea

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Bloodline is multifaceted, like a diamond that needs to be uncovered and deciphered with each episode. Review: https://leipglo.com

Add a drug and human trafficking ring to the mix, and you’ve got quite an interesting little beach.

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