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Why I don't read the 'Game of Thrones' books

HBO

BY DREW MARON

The point is we’re approaching a time of change for the platforms of storytelling. The art forms of thousands of years ago are breaking down into new ways of spreading ideas and information about the world we live in.

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'Gotham' brings movie magic to the small screen

FOX

BY CATHERINE SULPIZIO

The “Batman” franchise has always blurred the edges between the two institutions, law enforcement and the villains, and the show carries on this skeptical tradition.

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FOX headed for trouble with low-rated premieres

FOX

BY ALEX INTNER

Whatever Fox is going to do, it’s going to have to do it quickly — its schedule is starting to implode. If it’s not careful, it’ll turn into a smoldering pile of dust.

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Alec Stern: Vampires, cannibals and the challenges of TV horror

BY ALEC STERN

The other day, my brother asked me what “The Strain” was even about. “Vampires,” I said. “But not like, sexy vampires. They’re scary.” He was unimpressed, but there wasn’t really much else I could say to try and impress him.

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Network television isn't dead

ABC

BY CHLOE GILKE

Network television isn’t dead. It’s alive and thriving, though its face is no longer recognizably white or male, nor is its programming comparable to whatever was airing ten years ago.

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Episode Review: The delicious finale of 'MasterChef'

FOX

BY ALEX INTNER

In the season finale, the judges are familiar enough with the contestants’ cooking that their criticisms are sharper than ever. Concurrently, the contestants’ dishes are at their most complicated and delicious.

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Artist Profile: Anya Klapischak explores spirituality with ayahuasca

Nicholas Williams/Daily

BY ALEC STERN

Klapischak views her work as a series of questions, rather than a search for definitive answers. And her experiences, at both the University and in the jungle, have informed and guided her throughout the completion of her Integrative Project.

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