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Erik King Loves Being The “Bad” Guy

Fans of Dexter who have also read the novels on which the series is based, Darkly Dreaming Dexter and Dearly Devoted Dexter by Jeff Lindsay, know a couple of things about Sergeant Doakes that casual viewers do not. First, “Sergeant” is a nickname, acknowledging his days in Army Special Ops. Second, his first name is Albert — a good reason for a man who is hardly a “call me Al” sort of guy to go with the nickname. I asked Erik King, who plays Doakes, about his character and the remarkable success of this show. Last year, when I saw […]

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Drama

Dexter Hits Bottom As His Bodies Rise

Posted by Elaine B. (Warning: contains spoilers) Like every Dexter fan, I anxiously awaited the moment when our good-guy killer would return and say “Tonight’s the night.” Unfortunately, this season that means bowling, bowling and more bowling and, in spite of the team shirts that proclaim “Bowl till you bleed,” there is a world of difference between a split and a slice. Knowing how long it has been to the minute since he last killed (his brother), Dex is getting hinkey. The only severed body part he has to play with is the Barbie doll head his brother left as […]

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Drama

Dexter vs. Doakes

Posted by: Elaine B When last we saw our favorite antihero, Dexter was absorbed in the fantasy of being hailed as a hero by the citizens of Miami for dispatching the Ice Truck Killer. This season takes up where the last left off, with Dexter in a funk and missing his brother who, with no adherence to the Code of Harry, might have been the ideal person to dispatch Dexter’s ongoing headache, Sergeant Doakes, who is stuck on Dex like a duck on a junebug. We can surmise that, in the case of Doakes, it takes a killer to see […]

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Magazine Archive

Get Fresh With Your Wedding

Discovery Health Channel‘s resident natural living specialist Sara Snow is known for sharing tips on how to live a more wholesome and organic lifestyle. This month, Snow takes her crusade for all things natural to one of the biggest events in the life of any couple — the wedding. In an hourlong green wedding special of Get Fresh With Sara Snow, airing July 25, she reveals just how perfect — and how perfectly green — a wedding day can be. For the bride, a vegan, a green wedding was a natural idea. For the groom, an Italian who knows nothing […]

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Documentary

Explore The “Cities Of The Underworld”

As any sanitation worker can likely attest, there is a lot going on under our streets. But it isn’t all modern pipes and recently constructed sewer access tunnels. Instead, many of the great cities of the world have beneath them labyrinths of old catacombs, hidden water supplies, dungeons, tombs and even forgotten cities that have miraculously survived the ravages of time and formed the foundations — often literally — of the modern cities above them. These range from ancient ruins beneath Old World cities to the hidden places beneath modern American ones. Each has its own hidden wonders, many of […]

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Interview

Nora Roberts Discusses Her Lifetime Films

If romance novelist Nora Roberts were not a writer, she says she would probably have to work in retail for minimum wage since, she asserts, “I have no other talent.” Fortunately for Roberts’ many fans, she sticks with what she does best and, with over 100 novels published, is one of America’s most prolific writers. Now her fans can see four of her books come to life onscreen. These Lifetime original movies include Angels Fall, premiering Jan. 29 on Lifetime, and Blue Smoke, Carolina Moon and Montana Sky, airing on the network in February. Roberts was happy to discuss the […]

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Horror

Wes Craven Says The Roots Of Monsters Are Within Us

Wes Craven has made an entire generation of moviegoers cringe with such groundbreaking horror films as The Hills Have Eyes, A Nightmare on Elm Street and the darkly humorous Scream series. But Craven never intended to pursue a career making scary movies. As a matter of fact, having been raised in a fundamentalist family in Cleveland, he never even saw any movies at all until he was in his 20s and never saw a horror film until after he made what has become a classic of the slasher genre: The Last House on the Left. This month, Craven joins fellow […]

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Comedy

Mary-Louise Parker Discusses The Second Season Of “Weeds”

The pot selling business that widowed mom Nancy Botwin began in season one of Weeds is growing and so is the critical acclaim of the Showtime hit series airing its second season on Aug. Mondays. Recently, Mary-Louise Parker, who plays Botwin, discussed playing this role and the trials Botwin will be going through as she struggles to expand her illegal business and pursue a bit of romance. It promises to be another heady — and occasionally dangerous — season. Does your character perhaps enjoy the pot business a little bit? Mary-Louise Parker: I think she enjoys the adrenaline of it […]

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The Fido Mansion: A Look At America’s Most Pampered Pets

Americans own approximately 61 million dogs and owners spend an average of over $2,000 a year to keep their pooches healthy, happy and well-fed. If you do the math, that adds up to a lot of kibbles and chew toys. But what about people who can afford to be far more lavish in pampering their prized poodles or indulging their Irish setters? Take a look at the homes they’ve provided for their faithful companions in the hourlong special Doggone Design, premiering Aug. 19 on HGTV. The custom-built doggie digs include pagodas, palazzos and miniature versions of their owners’ luxury homes […]

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Food TV

Alton Brown Searches For Classic Road Food

In spring, Alton Brown (Good Eats) left what he terms the “highly manipulated” world of the Food Network kitchens to embark on a motorcycle trek across America. Feasting on Asphalt, the four-part series covering Brown’s long ride, premieres July 29 at 9pm ET/PT on Food Network. Here are his thoughts on an experience that he says changed his outlook on food and hospitality. What made you decide to take this trip? Alton Brown: I went out mostly because of my concern that we are losing a huge section of our American food culture, which is road food. American cuisine before […]