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John Lake had a long and successful career in legitimate and musical theater. He moved up into work behind the camera at top motion pictures. He has done a smattering of radio, and television John joined the Blogcritics field of writers owing to a passion for the liberal press, himself speaking out about the political front, and liberal issues. Now the retired Mr. Lake has entered the field of motion picture, television, and video game (now a daily gamer!) critique. His writing is always innovative and immensely readable!

Youth of Hong Kong Yearn for Democracy, Protests Persist

APTOPIX Hong Kong Democracy Protest

Supported by their parents and friends, students assembled in Hong Kong this weekend as "occupiers," protesting the government decision to quash promised democratization. Read More »

TV Review: ‘Scorpion’ Series Premiere

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"Scorpion" is not another super hero action television series. The team here is all human (and maybe more). Read More »

TV Review: ‘Big Bang Theory’ Delivers an Angry Season Opener

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The season preview of CBS’ Big Bang Theory features a plot line that, while interesting and innovative, may have missed the mark. Read More »

Corporal Punishment, Community Standards, and the Minnesota Vikings’ Adrian Peterson

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Recent developments in professional football give rise to a discussion of child discipline and community standards. Read More »

Asteroids are Coming; Are We Prepared?

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Scientists have been unable to accurately predict impacts or near impacts of meteors and asteroids, while they have led us to believe they are expert at these things. Read More »

TV Review: ‘Mystery Girls’

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ABC Family has scored again, this time with Tori Spelling and Jenny Garth in the situation comedy Mystery Girls. Read More »

TV Review: ‘Young and Hungry’

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ABC strives to dominate the situation comedy world. Young and Hungry looks like it may come to compete with the best of the genre. Read More »

Obama Courageous, McCain Political, on Bergdahl Exchange

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John McCain is true to form in his accusations of Presidential illegality regarding the Bergdahl release. Read More »

Is Global Warming Behind the Polar Vortices?

Arctic sea ice : Winter weather : Roads around Newcastle were blocked by deep snow

All now seem to agree that global warming is real and ongoing. The new discussion seeks to determine the role of Polar Vortex in todays scheme of things. Read More »

TV Review: The Pete Holmes Show

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TBS viewers have waited these many days for the new late-night Pete Holmes Show. Was it worth the wait? Read More »