Category - Series

Battlestar Gaylactica

Since the clueless crew at Comcast can't manage to get a decent cable signal to my Midtown Atlanta home, I completely missed November's broadcast of Battlestar Galactica: Razor. Amazon.com, however, came to my rescue, shipping me a copy of the show...

Desperately out of Touch with Tornadoes

In tonight's Desperate Housewives cliffhanger, the town spends the better part of a day preparing for oncoming tornadoes. Once the local weather bureau declares a tornado watch, characters on the show: - tape up windows - stock up on bottled water ...

Zen Habits

Good friend and fellow writer Barbara Moore (blog, website) recently turned me on to Zen Habits, a great site for those of us looking for practical tips for more balanced living. Today's Zen Habits post, A Guide to Escaping Materialism and Finding...

Hometown Baghdad

A team of all-Iraqi filmmakers is producing Hometown Baghdad, a video series documenting the lives of three 20-somethings who are living and working in modern-day Iraq. MTV's The Real World features lame egomaniacs agonizing over which roommate to...

A Cognitive Scientist on ‘Millionaire’

Seed Magazine recently published this first-person account of a cognitive neuroscientist's successful appearance on Who Wants to be a Millionaire. The concept of priming -- just talking, in hopes of using the brain's own stream of consciousness...

Memo to the Television Networks

Over the credits of every popular or semi-popular ABC series, an announcer intones: "Want more? Watch this episode again at ABC.com!" If you take him up on his invitation, you'll find yourself watching blurry, low-resolution, streaming video.

News: ABC offers a million free show finales via iTunes

If you're a fan of Desperate Housewives, Lost, or Grey's Anatomy, be sure to visit the iTunes online store today for free downloads of last season's finales. In addition to being a great way to get caught up before the new season begins next month...

So You Think You Can Dance?

Summer time in Jackson: the air outside feels like a convection oven, the local theaters show nothing but cookie-cutter blockbusters, and all our favorite television shows go on hiatus. As a result, we're forced to watch alternatives we would...

Saving Survivor

Survivor, the granddaddy of all competitive reality shows, is getting really, really stale. If the abysmal ratings are any indication, this season's stunt -- the creation of an "Exile Island" -- hasn't paid off. Fewer people are watching Survivor...

Me on WLBT

I popped up on WLBT-TV's "Midday Mississippi" yesterday, stumping for the Da Vinci Tarot kit. The segment is short and sweet ... and, thanks to YouTube.com, it's also available for you to watch online. Update: If you've nothing else to do, you might...