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‘Walking Dead’ Spinoff Explores New Territory

· Aug 26, 2015 12:04 pm

With the undeniable success of AMC’s The Walking Dead, it makes sense that the network would produce a spinoff. Fear the Walking Dead (9 p.m. Sundays, AMC) promises zombie-apocalypse action in the fictional universe fans have come to love, with a different setting, cast and timeline. ...

Crack Open ‘The Diary of a Teenage Girl’ at Your Own Risk

· Aug 26, 2015 12:00 pm

I live in a house with a pair of teenage girls, so the idea of having access to their diaries or their unfiltered thoughts frightens me to no end, especially after watching The Diary of a Teenage Girl. ...

IFC Ushers in New Age of Parody

· Aug 19, 2015 12:36 pm

Just last month, HBO aired the hilariously absurd 7 Days In Hell, a fake sports documentary following two fictional tennis rivals played by Kit Harington and Andy Samberg. IFC ups the ante by debuting an entire series of faux documentaries with the new comedy Documentary Now! (Series Premiere, 10 p.m. Thursday). ...

Staving Off ‘The End’ with Donald Margulies

· Aug 19, 2015 12:33 pm

The End of the Tour documents an encounter between David Foster Wallace and Rolling Stone writer David Lipsky, who tagged along for the end of the press tour for Wallace’s Infinite Jest. Lipsky’s book, Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself, chronicles the five days he spent with Wallace and serves as the basis for the film. ...

Guy Ritchie: The Director and ‘The Man’ S.H.R.U.G.S.

· Aug 12, 2015 11:19 am

In more than 15 years of covering the film beat, never have I encountered a more out-of-left-field production than Guy Ritchie’s reboot of The Man from U.N.C.L.E., which was based on the telev ...

Heroes and Tragedies

· Aug 12, 2015 11:22 am

From True Detective to a true story, Sundays on HBO feature new programming for the remainder of the month with Show Me A Hero (Miniseries Premiere, 8 p.m. Sunday, HBO). ...

Jon Stewart Says Goodnight To ‘The Daily Show’

· Aug 5, 2015 11:34 am

Jon Stewart might not be the only host of The Daily Show — Craig Kilborn hosted the original program from 1996-98 — but the comedian-commentator will always be associated with his work on the show, spanning from 1999 through this week’s final episode of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (11 p.m. Thursday, Comedy Central). ...

‘Irrational Man’ Argues Against Rationalizing a Career

· Aug 5, 2015 11:30 am

I think it might be time to start evaluating the career of Woody Allen by comparing it to the musical output of LL Cool J (aka James Todd Smith). ...

 
 
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Jac's roundup of pop culture news and Internet findings

· Aug 27, 2015 02:49 pm

Serena Williams and Drake made out at Sotto. What did you do this weekend? Serena was in town competing in the Western & Southern Open; Drake came to watch. The two celebrated Serena’s finals win with dinner at Sotto downtown and, apparently, a little mouth-on-mouth action. Drake also...

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Cranley vetoes secret council meetings; The city racks up late fees; Charter school suddenly closes; Pakistan extradites former Ohio state deputy treasurer

· Aug 27, 2015 10:19 am

Happy Thursday, Cincy! Better yet, tomorrow's Friday. So here's today's headlines to make the week pass a little quicker. • Mayor John Cranley vetoed a Nov. 3 ballot-bound charter yesterday that would allow city council to meet in secret about certain topics, including property sales, the...

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Naming rights for streetcar up for grabs; activists demand more community involvement in UC reforms; Columbus Dispatch demands charter school public records

· Aug 26, 2015 10:30 am

Hey all. Here’s a brief rundown of the news this morning. So, do you want to see your name written really big on something attention-grabbing and controversial that will zoom around downtown most of the day and night? Do you have hundreds of thousands of dollars you’re not quite sure what to...

 

‘Walking Dead’ Spinoff Explores New Territory

· Aug 26, 2015 12:04 pm

With the undeniable success of AMC’s The Walking Dead, it makes sense that the network would produce a spinoff. Fear the Walking Dead (9 p.m. Sundays, AMC) promises zombie-apocalypse action in the fictional universe fans have come to love, with a different setting, cast and timeline. ...

Staving Off ‘The End’ with Donald Margulies

· Aug 19, 2015 12:33 pm

The End of the Tour documents an encounter between David Foster Wallace and Rolling Stone writer David Lipsky, who tagged along for the end of the press tour for Wallace’s Infinite Jest. Lipsky’s book, Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself, chronicles the five days he spent with Wallace and serves as the basis for the film. ...

IFC Ushers in New Age of Parody

· Aug 19, 2015 12:36 pm

Just last month, HBO aired the hilariously absurd 7 Days In Hell, a fake sports documentary following two fictional tennis rivals played by Kit Harington and Andy Samberg. IFC ups the ante by debuting an entire series of faux documentaries with the new comedy Documentary Now! (Series Premiere, 10 p.m. Thursday). ...

Guy Ritchie: The Director and ‘The Man’ S.H.R.U.G.S.

· Aug 12, 2015 11:19 am

In more than 15 years of covering the film beat, never have I encountered a more out-of-left-field production than Guy Ritchie’s reboot of The Man from U.N.C.L.E., which was based on the telev ...

Heroes and Tragedies

· Aug 12, 2015 11:22 am

From True Detective to a true story, Sundays on HBO feature new programming for the remainder of the month with Show Me A Hero (Miniseries Premiere, 8 p.m. Sunday, HBO). ...

 
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