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Author Archives: Barbara Barnett

Barbara Barnett is publisher and executive editor of Blogcritics, as well as a noted entertainment writer. Author of Chasing Zebras: The Unofficial Guide to House, M.D., her primary beat is primetime television. But Barbara writes on an everything from film to politics to technology to all things pop culture and spirituality. She is a contributor to the book called Spiritual Pregnancy (Llewellyn Worldwide, January 2014) and has a story in Riverdale Ave Press' new anthology of zombie romance, Still Hungry for your Love. She is hard at work on what she hopes will be her first published novel.

TV Review: ‘Masterpiece Theater’ – ‘Poldark’

Aidan Turner as Poldark

PBS Masterpiece Theater presents a fabulous new remake of Poldark, starring Aidan Turner. Read More »

Comedy Central Says, ‘Jon Voyage’ to ‘The Daily Show’ with ‘Month of Zen’

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Comedy Central's "Month of Zen" gives us a continuous stream of Jon Stewart's The Daily Show beginning with his very first show #JonVoyage begins tomorrow, June 26! Read More »

The Logic of Infrastructure Renewal: A Political Rant

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Why is infrastructure renewal NOT the number one priority on every presidential candidate's mind? Read More »

HBO’s ‘The Leftovers’ First Tease of Season Two

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HBO has released a teaser video for the second season of "The Leftovers," suggesting that the focus of the new season, scheduled for fall, will shift to Texas! Read More »

‘Mad Men’ Rewind: A Tony-Inspired Musical Commentary

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A post-Tonys musical reflection on Mad Men's finale. Read More »

‘True Detective’ Season Two – New Trailer Released by HBO

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Who's excited about the season premiere of "True Detective?" Enjoy the latest teaser trailer from HBO! Read More »

Provider-Based Billing: Give Me Your Sick (and Bill Them Twice!)

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Does provider-based billing provide hospitals and doctors with the opportunity to double bill, gouging patients along the way? Read More »

‘The X-Files’ Returning to Fox January 24!

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Mark your calendar: January 23, 2016--the premiere of "The X-Files" version 2.0 coming to FOX! Read More »

TV Review: ‘Once Upon a Time’ – Season Four Finale

ROBERT CARLYLE

The "Once Upon a Time" season four finale sets the stage for a terrific start to season five. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Midwest Maize’ by Cynthia Clampitt

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"Midwest Maize: How Corn Shaped the U.S. Heartland" by Cynthia Clampitt is a beautifully written exploration of the little kernel that could--and did! Read More »