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Ending not with a bang, but a whimper

One of the most anticipated events in recent television history, the final episode of The Sopranos on HBO, apparently left legions of fans (including this one) staring at their television sets in dumb wonder at 10:05pm on June 10. An anguished outcry ensued (including Nikki Finke’s whining screed, with side commentary on how much HBO [&hellip

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What the….?

Wow.  Who knew that Anna Nicole had so much to offer a tired, cold, mid-winter media scrum? What a terrific window into the glories of Western Civ, that citadel of freedom of thought, the free exchange of ideas, the elevating power of art.  Whyever would anyone think we were corrupt?  The Great Satan? As the [&hellip

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