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October 20, 1952 Mau Mau

By the 1940s, the Kikuyu people of Kenya had been under British Colonial rule for nearly fifty years.  At this time, there were primarily three political blocs among Kenyan Africans.  784 more words

The Battlefont of Our Generation?

How did this happen?

The man who directed the cinematic masterpiece Titanic just accepted something so pedestrian as the leading brand image of what continues to evolve as his ultimate cinematic universe. 97 more words

Slam Online: Jordan Brand Launches Online Sneaker Database

Slam Online: Jordan Brand Launches Online Sneaker Database. “Jordan Brand just unveiled a new online database that details every sneaker they’ve ever created. Original shoe sketches, designs, stories and images are featured on the site. 24 more words

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TV's Spooky Outlander Show and Time Travel Conundrums


Now before I get into my problem and questions with the very good Starz time-travel television series “Outlander,” allow me to digress for some needed context. 1,674 more words

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"How Roland Barthes Gave Us the TV Recap"

from Sam Anderson, “How Roland Barthes Gave Us the TV Recap,” NY Times (May 25, 2012):

“The most reliable and user-friendly source of Barthes’s special variety of fun — the bouillon cube, if you will, of his critical flavor — is his early book “Mythologies,” originally published in 1957. 116 more words


We Are Many Review

Rise, like lions after slumber

In unvanquishable number!

Shake your chains to earth like dew

Which in sleep had fallen on you:

Ye are many—they are few!”

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The '80s Called and Want You to Leave a Message

Goldbergs creator (and star of sorts) Adam F. Goldberg delivered yet another insanely awesome flashback to 1980s-something wrapped in network sitcom gold.

Without diving deep into the episode, which has been done in the past, tonight’s post will be light-hearted and brief. 151 more words