Opinion

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Which Rob Lowe is the real creep?

It takes a special kind of hubris for a celebrity to hold up his real self for us to admire while making a fool out of lost souls and deadbeats.

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Paula Deen, Inc. filled America with junk food

Paula Deen lived by the cleaver and she died by the cleaver. She skyrocketed to fame and fortune based on a caricature.

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“Supernatural” Season 8 is spellbinding

In a time when television audiences are especially critical of anything that is a little less reality-based than the norm, fantasy is a genre that is sometimes incapable of pulling in large audiences.

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Grammys: prayer for Whitney, praise for Adele

The Grammys' usual glitz and glamour were dimmed a few times during tributes to 48-year-old pop icon Whitney Houston.

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"Pan Am": Cold War nostalgia that has yet to take off

It's obvious that Pan Am, ABC TV's ambitious new series, is a major network's bid to seize the audience that has made Mad Men a cable television sensation.

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Heroes saved television

This was a show about ordinary people who suddenly learned they had great gifts. It was about the idea that everyday people could do something to make the world a better place.

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TV’s Supernatural: A horror-drama about real family values

Supernatural highlights family values, working class ideas and portrays bold and powerful statements against religion and politics that few other shows have dared make.

Major food companies promote childhood obesity

Governments should ban all advertising of unhealthy food aimed at children and indeed ban the production and sale of such foods entirely.

Murdoch and Watergate

The widening Murdoch scandal reminds us of Richard Nixon's Watergate meltdown, but Murdoch's actions have been far more insidious.

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Jackass's Ryan Dunn: a bad role model

Once I heard the circumstances of Ryan Dunn's death, I was not only paying attention - I was concerned.

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