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This time of year many Gen X parents are making nostalgia-driven searches for A Charlie Brown Christmas, the animated special from 1965 that set the standard for producing seasonal affective disorder in children (FYI, it's available on Apple TV+). If you happen to make it through the melancholic ode...
TV is not really TV anymore. It’s more like a video jukebox fed by the internet. It’s also one of the few remaining platforms on the internet that we can talk back to and only annoy the person next to us. Anything else shared online could get us digitally...
Volkaswagen Logo
The iconic logo of one of Europe's leading auto brands has undergone the design equivalent of cosmetic surgery. Volkswagen officially unveiled its refreshed logo at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany today. Accompanying the automaker's "New Volkswagen" brand concept, the logo can be seen on the company's much-anticipated...
As a weekly columnist for a 140-year-old newspaper, I'm an endangered species. I'm like a steak, cooking backwards: rarer by the second. More so now that the run of my column is being halved. There was a contraction in the newsroom. The afterbirth is, as Terry Gilliam might say,...
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFaIhXEt6hg?list=PL4u5yW8bOY3PPFRkWe0L5zJZZU4qL0OG2] Because you have nothing better to do on All Saints Day, here's a selection of the opening credits of The Saint, a Brit TV spy thriller starring a pre-Bond Roger Moore as a suave modern Robin Hood known as Simon Templar. He is described by his creator, author...
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