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15 TV shows to watch this summer

There are new offerings from streaming services and networks alike.<p>In order to help narrow it down, here is a guide for the must-watch shows of summer 2015.

This Is What The Cast Of "Friday Night Lights" Looks Like Now

Texas forever.

Parks and Recreation's Predictions for 2017

<i>Parks and Rec's</i> jump to 2017 has delivered lots of futuristic developments, from an early division within our favorite local government department to the invention of a hologram phone/tablet to Leslie's (albeit short-lived) bangs. But even more fun than the Jetsons-esque flying Gryzzl robot …

5 things you (probably) didn’t know about the Tudors

The Tudor dynasty is one of the best known in history, popularised by the likes of Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn and Edward VI. But do we really know all …

Tudor Period

23 Words That Mean Something Very Different If You Work In Entertainment

"He was in a meeting, so we left word."

Work-life Balance

The Root Cause of the Never-Ending Conflict in Palestine; and How to Fix It

<b>Editor's note: The author is a retired sociologist from the University of Amsterdam and a Jewish-Dutch World War II survivor. He does not consider the latter relevant to his view on this topic, but we found it pertinent to include.</b><p>"<i>Anti-Zionism, in fact, is the form that much of today's</i> …

Iraq's Revolution: Bastille Day in Baghdad

The chain of events that led to the rule of Saddam Hussein began with the murder on July 14th, 1958 of the 23-year-old King Faisal. Antony Hornyold …

Middle East

15 Inspiring Pieces Of Life Advice From Amy Poehler

Sometimes we all need a little pick-me-up from America's leading lady. While "Parks and Recreation" claimed Leslie Knope was a border collie, she's totally a golden retriever on the inside.

The Official Britpop Album Ranking, 1993-1997


We Are Not Our Mothers, and Our Daughters Are Not Us

Even though I’m a mother, I was a daughter first. And I have two sisters. Like most women, we have often said to ourselves and each other that we …

Because I said so....

5 Movie Couples Who Could Be the Next Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan

There are good movie couples. There are great movie couples. And then there's this:<p>That's a once-in-a-lifetime movie couple. Or at least once-in-a-generation. Which begs the question: Who will be the great on-screen couples of Hollywood's new guard? People seem awfully excited about the prospect of</i> …

Would You Rather Give Up Sex or "Me" Time?

A tricky question about two various stress-relievers: If you had to give up either sex or "me" time, which would you sacrifice?<p>In a new survey of 500 commissioned by Celestial Seasonings (as in the many teas, an excellent accompaniment to "me" time), guess what an overwhelming majority chose. …

Dance and Romance in Austenland: Nostalgia For Days That Weren’t

I’m a big fan of romantic comedies. In fact, I admit there are times when I <i>need</i> to watch them. But with the low quality and quantity of today’s …

'About Time' Director Richard Curtis on Life, Love & Time Travel

Richard Curtis, the phenomenally successful screenwriter of “Notting Hill,” “Love Actually,” “Bridget Jones’s Diary,” and “Four Weddings and a …

Bones: Why I Keep Coming Back to the Forensic Crime Show Starring Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz

There have been many forensic crime shows — “CSI,” “NCIS,” “Law & Order: SUV,” “Crossing Jordan,” “Forensic File,” “24,” and “Body of Proof,” to name …

From the archive, 8 November 1976: How to have a comfortable read in bed

Reading in bed must rank high among the minor pleasures of life. But it is not a pleasure unalloyed. In the first place, as with coffee whose smell promises more than its taste delivers, realisation doesn't always measure up to anticipation. Secondly, it is not a pleasure naturally acquired. …

11 Famous Literary Characters On The Moment They First Met Their Love

LOL @ Mr. Darcy.