Reality TV: does art imitate life or does life imitate art?


Ever since television first entered Americans’ living rooms, people have been debating what effect it has had on our everyday lives. From controversies surrounding television violence to the effect of advertising on children, the debate around television’s influence has been raging for decades. With the current popularity of reality TV, …

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Remembering Uncle Phil and Shredder: a tribute to James Avery


James Avery will probably be remembered most for his role as Uncle Phil from 'The Fresh Prince of Bel Air,' and rightly so. But while his was the voice of assurance and wisdom for most, it is for me the voice of the villain also. It is the voice of the bad guy, the voice of Shredder.

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No Sympathy for ‘Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson


I have no sympathy for Phil Robertson regarding the public backlash following his homophobic remarks. My sympathy goes to those who will potentially be hurt by all this and let me tell you, it ain't Robertson who, if anything, may very well profit from the publicity of this controversy more than he is hurt by it.

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Season of the Witch: Why Witches Are The New Thing


First it was vampires. Then it was zombies. Now we're under another spell: witches. But what's behind all this recent voodoo over witches? Well, I'm a witch myself (yes, really) and in this post, I'll share my theory.

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The Walking Dead S4 E8 – “Too Far Gone” | Review


Flaws aside, “Too Far Gone” was a great TWD episode. It struck a balance of action, plot, and character development, and—unlike with the midseason finales of Seasons 2 and 3—there’s really no predicting where the second half of Season 4 will pick up. The wait for the next episode will not be an easy one.

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Ja’mie: Private School Girl – Episode 1 │ Review


'Ja'mie: Private School Girl' has hope if, beyond the premiere episode, Chris Lilley can weave in characters who offset the character of Ja’mie, challenge her and hopefully humble her. But should Ja'mie be allowed to run rampant, the show may not be as likely to succeed.

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‘Breaking Bad’ and the War for American Healthcare

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'Breaking Bad' effectively stretches America’s “pull yourself up by your own bootstraps” mentality to its snapping point. It satirizes America’s private insurance health care system and demonstrates the price Americans must pay to continue living.

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