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The cable company Cablevision says it's just looking out for consumers in its lawsuit against Viacom, owner of MTV and Nickelodeon, over bundled programming packages that drive monthly bills higher. And the company is correct — to a point. ------...
I'm in my traditional Cupidian buying frenzy leading up to Valentine's Day, my major organs bursting with good intentions, not knowing quite where to turn, getting a little angry about it actually — the frustrations of unbridled romance, bordering...
Tags: H.L. Mencken, Holidays, Marilyn Monroe, Marshmallows, Boxing Day
They installed the first outdoor Olympic rings Wednesday in Sochi, Russia, a 60-by-30-foot reminder that Thursday marks a year to go before the opening of the 2014 Winter Games. The temperature was 61. That incongruity brings up the first of a baker's...
After seemingly endless delays over whether to let a 14-year-old bisexual girl form a gay-straight club at Carver Middle School, the Lake County School Board faced a crowd of nearly 300 people last week — and voted to put off the decision. Again....
Tags: Gun Control, Root Canal, Barack Obama, Politics, Interior Policy
The NFL is a joke. The NFL lacks integrity. The replacement officials should go back to their real jobs at Foot Locker. For several hours on Tuesday morning that's all you heard as the outrage from Monday night's Packers-Seahawks game spewed out and...
The dream, for Steve Harvey, was always late-night: the monologue, the desk, the studio band. It was the pinnacle for a successful stand-up comic, and Harvey had been very successful. "That was something I always wanted since 'Original Kings of Comedy,'"...
If you love the modern Olympics you'll not only turn to TV but also your smartphone, tablet and other mobile devices to devour as much video content of athletic feats and gold medal performances as possible. When you do, take a moment to thank ScheduALL....
There's a famous story, perhaps apocryphal, that pundit Chris Matthews and others tell about former politician Bill Bradley. The featured guest at a banquet, Bradley asked for a second pat of butter and was rebuffed by the waiter, who insisted each...
Maybe all of the spoiler alerts are working. While there are enough media outlets and social networks out there to let most of America know what happened in the marquee events at the London Olympics long before NBC airs them in prime time, the ratings...
It's an amazing phenomenon. For months, few casual fans seem to care about the NHL. Maybe it's because the season begins before Halloween, right in the heart of the NFL and college football seasons, stretches through the holidays and needs to wait until...
During halftime of last Saturday's Penn State-Nebraska game, ESPN's Mark May said: "This story is just beginning. It's not going to end." Judging by the night-after-night coverage now into its second week, May was probably right. It seems as if this...
The WatcherIt always makes me happy to hear that super-fancy creative types are dipping their toes into the science-fiction and fantasy TV realm. And few are fancier than Bryan Fuller, the creator of "Pushing Daisies" and "Dead Like Me." Syfy announced Thursday that...
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