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12 New Character Additions That Hurt True Blood (And 13 That Saved It)

by Alexandra August<p>– on<p>in Lists<p>We really didn’t deserve <b>True Blood</b>. Alan Ball’s adaptation of Charlaine Harris’ <i>The Southern Vampire Mysteries</i> book …

TV

The Stash List: Week 20

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20 Things That Make No Sense About True Blood

Since premiering in 2008 on HBO, <b>True Blood</b> quickly became one of the most beloved – but also one of the most hated – television series of all time. …

TV

Royals Rumblings - News for August 16, 2018

Now with more beetsJeffrey Flanagan points out that Salvador Pérez became just the fifth Royal to have four consecutive 20-dong seasons:Perez joins …

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Fiction Book Review: The Last Night Out by Catherine O’Connell. Severn, $28.99 (304p) ISBN 978-0-7278-8800-6

The Last Night Out<p>Catherine O’Connell. Severn, $28.99 (304p) ISBN 978-0-7278-8800-6<p>Early one June morning in 1988, back when “Cher and people who …

Book Reviews

Eyewitness Accounts: August 16

<b>Born:</b> 10/02/1997 (Age: 20)<p><b>Bats:</b> Right<p><b>Throws:</b> Right<p><b>Height:</b> 6′ 3″<p><b>Weight:</b> 215<p>Mechanics<p>Tall with a thick lower half, little projection left; semi windup, …

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'true blood' was low-key one of the most important tv shows of the last decade

It may have been a camp show about vampires and the South, with more sex than sense, but 'True Blood' kickstarted a generation of prestige TV that shows no sign of abating just quite yet.<p>In the first five minutes of HBO’s <i>True Blood</i>, a vampire threatens to “fuck” and then “eat” a drunk couple in a …

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Paul Walker's brothers open to 'Fast and Furious' franchise return

LOS ANGELES — Nearly five years after Paul Walker's death, his brothers say they're open to playing his character again in the "Fast and Furious" franchise.<p>Producers asked Caleb and Cody Walker to fill in for their brother and help complete "Furious 7" after he died in a fiery off-set car crash in …

Movies

Revocation Singer on Worst Gigs Ever, Tour Food Poisoning, Van Rules

Tech-death frontman's rule No. 1? "Tighten the cap of the piss bottle."

Dungeons and Dragons

Kids have to really rock to enroll in 'School of Rock' tour, coming to Dallas and Fort Worth

For <i>Annie</i>, you want kids who can belt "Tomorrow" and dance and sing "It's the Hard-Knock Life." For <i>School of Rock</i>, associate casting director Claire …

The Arts

Morning Mound Visit: sabermetrics news - 8/15/18

FanGraphs | Nate Freiman: In a fascinating SaberSeminar study, the former Padres farmhand looks at how the minor league strike zone changes at each …

Baseball

10 Casting Decisions That Hurt True Blood (And 15 That Saved It)

HBO’s <b>True Blood</b> provided giddy thrills and guilty pleasures for seven seasons on HBO.At times a deft social commentary, supercharged romantic drama, …

TV

Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. (OSG) CEO Samuel Norton on Q2 2018 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. (NYSE:OSG) Q2 2018 Earnings Conference Call August 9, 2018 9:00 AM ET<p><b>Executives</b><p>Samuel Norton - President, CEO & …

Merchant Shipping

Joe Manganiello’s Dungeons & Dragons Group Includes James Gunn And WWE’s Big Show

Next time someone says Dungeons & Dragons is for losers and dweebs, send them this article. “True Blood” and “Justice League” actor Joe Manganiello …

Dungeons and Dragons

Md., Va. and D.C. take on different tactics for Amazon incentives - Baltimore Business Journal

By Katie Arcieri <br>– Staff Reporter, Washington Business Journal<p>Aug 7, 2018, 7:18am EDT<p>Maryland, Virginia and D.C. all made the short list for …

Baltimore

Clubhouse Spread: links served cold - 8/7/18

<b>Baseball Prospectus | Rob Mains</b> <b>($):</b> With a little help from Matt Trueblood, Mains discovers that there is actually an increase in extra-inning games …

Juan Soto

How Writing a Short Story Collection is Like Starting a Zoo

<i>This essay was expanded from an interview with the poet Emily Warn, from Valerie Trueblood’s answer to the question: Have you ever written a sentence</i> …

Creative Writing

Lit Hub Daily: August 6, 2018

TODAY: In 1637, playwright, poet, actor, and literary critic, Ben Johnson dies. • From Finland to Earthsea, the complexity of keeping houseis worthy of …

Literature

Bizarre States: BONUS Live from SDCC 2018 with Michael McMillian

Live from San Diego Comic-Con 2018, Jess and Bowser talk to Michael McMillian (<i>True Blood, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend</i>) about his podcast <i>Bigfoot Collectors</i> …

San Diego

‘Terrarium’ contains a swirl of thought-provoking short stories by Seattle writer Valerie Trueblood

The author's compendium of "New and Selected Stories," notable for their brevity, deal with the most incomprehensible parts of our being. She will …

Books

The ACLU is building a tech dream team. Your move, Trump

The 99-year-old organization is using design and open data to fight back against the president.<p>It was November 16, 2016, just one week after Donald Trump had been elected president of the United States. Anthony Romero, the executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union, was doing an …

ACLU

Broadway L.A.: Unplugged Presents An Evening Of Musical Comedy

Hosted by Los Angeles-based composer, music director, and pianist Amanda Rafkin, enjoy a night of show tunes from popular contemporary musicals and …

Los Angeles

Mariners Moose Tracks, 8/1/18: Deadline Deals, Chris Archer, and LeBron James

Happy Tuesday folks!Hello everyone! The deadline was so busy that everyone was traded. Even you. Yes, you. You’ve been sent to DRaysBay for a reader …

James Paxton

Ten books to read in August

From a novel within a novel to a surreal thriller set in Cuba, these are the titles that should sit on your shelf this month, writes Jane Ciabattari.

Books

Who is Alexander Skarsgard? Little Dummer Girl star and True Blood vampire Eric

HE'S the Swedish heartthrob who dated Alexa Chung and starred in Big Little Lies.<p>Here's all you need to know about Alexander Skarsgard...<p>Who is …

Celebrity (UK)

Harry Styles' Ex Camille Rowe Has Already Moved On With Alexander Skarsgård — Who Also Happens To Be Her Friend's Ex!

REALLY?! We only JUST heard about this breakup!The news came out on Tuesday that <b>Harry Styles</b> and <b>Camille Rowe</b> had broken up after just under a year of …

Harry Styles

Flu-Like Symptoms: Houston's Crazy Record Chase

Full access to this article is for Baseball Prospectus subscribers.<p>Sign up today to get access to insightful analysis for the discerning baseball …

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Happy Birthday Terry Crews! You're nifty at 50!

Entertainer, artist and former NFL pro player Terry Crews turns the big 50 on July 30, 2018! Born in Flint, Mich., he earned an Art Excellence scholarship from Western Michigan University and athletic scholarship to play football. Crews is all smiles at the 2018 BET Awards in Los Angeles, Calif. …

Los Angeles

Transaction Analysis: Astros Pry Pressly Away From Twins

Image credit: USA Today Sports<p><i>Houston Astros acquired RHP Ryan Pressly from Minnesota Twins in exchange for OF-R Gilberto Celestino and RHP Jorge</i> …

Dominican Republic

Former Tacoma schools lawyer sues district, alleges sabotage by her successor

A former attorney for Tacoma Public Schools is suing the district, alleging that her successor is working to destroy her career.<p>Shannon McMinimee …

School Administration