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Barbara Barnett

Barbara Barnett is Publisher/Executive Editor of Blogcritics, (blogcritics.org). Her Bram Stoker Award-nominated novel, called "Anne Rice meets Michael Crichton," The Apothecary's Curse The Apothecary's Curse is now out from Pyr, an imprint of Prometheus Books. Her book on the TV series House, M.D., Chasing Zebras is a quintessential guide to the themes, characters and episodes of the hit show. Barnett is an accomplished speaker, an annual favorite at MENSA's HalloWEEM convention, where she has spoken to standing room crowds on subjects as diverse as "The Byronic Hero in Pop Culture," "The Many Faces of Sherlock Holmes," "The Hidden History of Science Fiction," and "Our Passion for Disaster (Movies)."

Reptar, Invader Zim, and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Set to Invade San Diego Comic-Con

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Nickelodeon is bringing three one-of-a-kind virtual and real-world experiences to San Diego next month for Comic-Con International (SDCC). It will an event, says the network, that will have fans of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fans saying “Cowabunga!” Bringing an 1,800 square-foot booth (#4113) to the Comic-Con convention floor, Nickelodeon will feature: …

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Conan O’Brien Gets Ready for ConanCon at San Diego Comic-Con

It’s become part of the annual San Diego Comic-Con (AKA SDCC) landscape. Starting the evening before the official start of the five days of controlled chaos that is SDCC, Conan O’Brien brings his TBS talk show to the venerable Spreckels theater in San Diego’s historic Gaslamp District. Last year, I …

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Asylum-Seeking Refugee Children Placed in Camps, Lady Liberty Weeps

Statue of Liberty

My mother came to this country at the age of six, braving a long steerage boat trip by herself to find the “Goldene Medina.” Her parents had come before her, and landing at Ellis Island, she came through the golden door of the country to find her way. An unaccompanied …

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TV Review: Stellan Skarsgård in ‘River’ Streaming on Netflix

River now streaming on Netflix

No one does crime procedurals like the British (especially the BBC). Flawed, tormented detectives, obsessed, depressed, even delusional. Netflix is now streaming River one of the strangest detective series I’ve screened in recent years. Starring Swedish actor Stellan Skårskgard (Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Good Will Hunting, The Avengers) as …

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Trump Tweetstorm – A Daily Conversation with @realdonaldtrump: June 7, 2018

A conversation with President Donald J. Trump. Cool. Well, it’s sort of a conversation. With the President of the United States. Cool. I will daily be posting the previous day’s Trump Tweets with commentary, response, speculation, and truthiness (and fact-checking when appropriate). For me it’s therapy (much needed!) For you, an …

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