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Robert Plant Instructs His Kids to Unleash His Unreleased Archive of Music for Free When He Dies

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Mystery Science Theater 3000 Is Coming Back—Again

Rob Bricken | Gizmodo In 1997, Mike Nelson and his robot friends, Tom Servo and Crow T. Robot, watched a bad sci-fi film called The Thing That Couldn’t Die. We might as well rename the beloved TV series Mystery Series Theater 3000 with … Continue reading

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The Rise and Fall of Carl Lentz, the Celebrity Pastor of Hillsong Church

A charismatic pastor helped build a megachurch favored by star athletes and entertainers — until some temptations became too much to resist. Ruth Graham | NYT In the summer of 2017, the singer Justin Bieber abruptly canceled the remainder of a concert … Continue reading

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An imperfect TV icon reexamined.

The mad, sad, totally fab life of Paul Lynde by James Hibberd | Entertainment Weekly “I’ll take Paul Lynde.” Not so very long ago, a lifetime ago, those words took Americans somewhere wicked. In the ’70s, if that sentence was … Continue reading

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Documentary About the Members of Monty Python’s Flying Circus Before It Existed

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RIP Terry Jones

Terry Jones, Monty Python Founder, Is Dead at 77 H0ping these guys are reunited and laughing themselves sick. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/01/22/terry-jones-death-monty-python-stars-two-four-go-joke-entirely/ https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2020/jan/22/terry-jones-obituary https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/22/arts/television/terry-jones-dead.html

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How to fight lies, tricks, and chaos online

Excellent article by Adi Robertson posted on theverge.com FIRSTHAND SOURCES Even if you don’t trust a particular outlet, you can often use their reporting to work back to primary sources, which you can use to fact-check what the outlet is … Continue reading

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Culture Industry Explained Simply

From Cultural Reader – Article Summaries and Reviews in Cultural Studies Simply explained, culture industry is a term used by social thinkers Theodor Adorno and Max Horkheimer to describe how popular culture in the capitalist society functions like an industry in producing standardized products … Continue reading

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Some Guy gets 5,000+ channels on 12 dishes

Some Guy gets 5,000+ channels on 12 dishes Al Jessup of Beckley, West Virginia, has 12 cheap satellite dishes stuck to his house, which pull in over 5,000 free-to-air channels from satellites all over the sky. He is retired, and … Continue reading

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Blond, James Bond

The London Evening Standard reports that a new Bond has been chosen to replace Pierce Brosnan. “The actor, who found fame as Geordie in the BBC series Our Friends in the North in 1996, got the job after an 18-month … Continue reading

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Wizard of Oz Museum shows it’s about more than just Munchkins

Wizard of Oz Museum shows it’s about more than just Munchkins Carl Manning | National Post WAMEGO, Kan. (AP) – Those who think that The Wizard of Oz is the story of a Kansas farm girl singing about rainbows and … Continue reading

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‘Wallace & Gromit,’ Nick Park’s Feat of Clay

This is WAY cool!!  Fun movie… Animator Nick Park is the artistic genius behind the new film Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit. It’s the feature-film debut of Wallace, a brainy British inventor, and his silent best friend, … Continue reading

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

OK, admittedly I’m a big fan of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971, starring Gene Wilder), and I’ve definitely had Oompa Loompa songs twirling around inside my head for nearly 35 years. But last night I went to see … Continue reading

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Bug Me Not

Jessica Helfand at Design Observer recently took a look at those pesky graphic atrocities known as “station identification bugs.” The article offers few solutions, but the piece (along with its reader comments) makes for an interesting read. One point the … Continue reading

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