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Uzbekistan: Traditions of the Past, Visions of the Future

(2) Comments | Posted January 2, 2013 | 1:50 PM

My friend and I had coffee last week during which she told me about a cultural event within the heart of Central Asia. In the city of Tashkent, capital of Uzbekistan, beats a quickening pulse of creativity, fashion and art. In ancient times, this region of the world was the...

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Fixing the Factor: Four Glaring Issues With an Otherwise Decent Singing Competition

(10) Comments | Posted December 14, 2011 | 12:00 AM

In his recent post on The Daily Beast, Richard Rushfield accurately articulates the reasons that Fox's The X Factor trumps American Idol in nearly every possible way. While I wholeheartedly agree with his assessment, I'd argue that there are some glaringly obvious issues that ought to be corrected...

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'Downton Abbey' Wins Big At The Emmys: Watch It On Netflix Instant

(12) Comments | Posted September 19, 2011 | 4:40 PM

This is one in an occasional series, "Queue It Up," in which we review films and shows on Netflix Instant that are worth your time.

The Brits are lightyears ahead of us when it comes to miniseries, and last night's showing at the Emmys was just a reflection of that...

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