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December 13, 2014 - 9:02pm

Five Christmas songs to ruin your holiday season

BY MICHAEL FLYNN

MovieWeb.com

To help even the most unflappable scrooge celebrate the holiday season, here’s a list of some Christmas songs that are a little more risque than your average yuletide yodel.

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December 11, 2014 - 8:14pm

"Supernatural" RECAP: Bloody cliffhangers close out the mid-season finale, "Things We Left Behind"

BY KIM BATCHELOR

The CW

The Mark of Cain comes back with full force as the Winchesters help Castiel make amends for mistakes from his past.

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December 10, 2014 - 9:12pm

Protest songs and their place in modern America

BY MICHAEL FLYNN

Bigger Picture Music Group

Daily Arts blogger Michael Flynn traces the history of the protest song and its imperative role in encouraging discussions about far-reaching issues.

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December 7, 2014 - 7:06pm

Conflict at Cash Money Records as Lil Wayne airs grievances on Twitter

BY LEJLA BAJGORIC

MySpace.com

The veteran rapper took to Twitter to announce that the release of his highly anticipated album The Carter V will once again be delayed.

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December 7, 2014 - 6:58pm

"Game of Thrones" comes to consoles in "Iron From Ice"

BY KIM BATCHELOR

Telltale Games

The point-and-click adventure expands on HBO's "Game of Thrones" series, bringing in characters from the "Song of Ice and Fire" universe.

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December 7, 2014 - 4:26pm

From the Vault: "Strange Wilderness" is Jonah Hill's strongest role

BY CONRAD FOREMAN

Movieweb.com

In "From the Vault," Daily Film writers pull out forgotten classics that may have faded from the spotlight but are still as fresh as ever. Here, Daily Arts Writer Conrad Foreman takes a look at Hill's critically panned 2008 comedy "Strange Wilderness."

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December 8, 2014 - 9:24pm

From the Vault: The enduring escapism of "Raiders of the Lost Ark"

BY BRIAN BURLAGE

Movieweb.com

In "From the Vault," Daily Film writers pull out forgotten classics that may have faded from the spotlight but are still as fresh as ever. Here, Daily Arts Writer Brian Burlage discusses Steven Spielberg's 1981 adventure epic "Raiders of the Lost Ark."

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December 3, 2014 - 11:06am

Detroit Rocks: Jack White

BY MICHAEL FLYNN

MySpace.com

In “Detroit Rocks,” Daily Arts blogger Michael Flynn examines the Motor City’s complex and influential rock music culture.

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December 3, 2014 - 10:55am

"Walking Dead" RECAP: "Crossed" builds towards an exciting mid-season finale

BY MATTHEW BARNAUSKAS

AMC

If anything can describe the penultimate episode of this half of “The Walking Dead,” it’s “setup.” “Crossed” looks to tie-up most of the plotlines that have been explored in the last few episodes, which calls for a lot of juggling considering the show has its core cast of characters spread out into four different groups.

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December 3, 2014 - 10:42am

"Supernatural" RECAP: Minnesotan vampires and strong female guest stars in "Hibbing 911"

BY KIM BATCHELOR

The CW

“Hibbing 911” offers a mirror to the usual “Supernatural” formula, putting the boys on the back burner and spotlighting a pair of capable and kick-ass female characters: Sheriffs Jody Mills (Kim Rhodes, “Suite Life of Zack and Cody”) and Donna Hanscum (Briana Buckmaster,”Baby Sellers”).

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December 1, 2014 - 9:38pm

Latest installment moves the "Geometry Wars" series into three dimensions

BY KIM BATCHELOR

Sierra

The sixth installment in the beloved “Geometry Wars” series, “Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions," was released Nov. 25 to PlayStation and PC and on Nov. 26 to Xbox.

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December 1, 2014 - 9:17pm

"Supernatural" RECAP: Heaven and Hell reappear in "Girls, Girls, Girls"

BY KIM BATCHELOR

The CW

For those who have been upset with the recent lack of Heaven and Hell on “Supernatural,” this week’s episode sees the return of both Misha Collins (“24”) as Castiel and Mark Sheppard (“White Collar”) as Crowley, the King of Hell.

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December 1, 2014 - 9:39pm

"South Park" lets boys be boys in "Cock Magic"

BY MATTHEW BARNAUSKAS

Comedy Central

“South Park” ’s latest episode “Cock Magic” is in the same vein as episodes like “Lil’ Crime Stoppers” and the recent “Black Friday” trilogy in that, at its core, it’s about the series’ main characters acting like fourth graders would. No matter how much the episode escalates, Stan, Kyle, Cartman and Kenny are still kids in an absurd world.

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November 25, 2014 - 10:58pm

From the Vault: In defense of "Avatar"

BY JACOB RICH

MovieWeb.com

In "From the Vault," Daily Film writers pull out forgotten classics that may have faded from the spotlight but are still as fresh as ever. Here, Jacob Rich argues that James Cameron's polarizing 2009 sci-fi epic "Avatar" deserves to be considered a classic of American cinema.

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November 24, 2014 - 6:15pm

Ubisoft releases latest addition to the "Far Cry" series

BY KIM BATCHELOR

Ubisoft

"Far Cry 4" brings the series' first-person, open world format to the Himalayas with stunning graphics and a fantastic new villain.

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