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    BBC America’s 'Real History' is Science Fiction 101

    “The history of science fiction is the history of the imagination,” intones Mark Gatiss, narrator of the four-part series “The Real History of Science Fiction” on BBC America starting Saturday night. Unfortunately, it&rsq...

    Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 3:54 PM

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    Revolutionary War spy ring dramatized in AMC’s ‘Turn’

    War is nasty and brutish. It has been that way since the beginning of time. AMC’s new series “Turn,” premiering 9 p.m. ET Sunday, makes the point bluntly when a soldier of the British-affiliated Queen’s Rangers goes thro...

    Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 12:34 PM

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    A forgotten Japanese 'master of light' printmaker, Kiyochika, finally gets his due

    In 1874, a young artist returned from exile to his Japanese hometown of Edo to find it had a new name, new gas lighting, non-traditional brick buildings, steamships and trains, and was headed full blast in modernization.

    Friday, March 28, 2014 at 1:31 PM

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    ‘China Bridges: Living Architecture from China’s Past’

    Budding bridge engineers should look to Asia for inspiration. For thousands of years, China has built bridges for commerce, convenience and sometimes, to mark the “material achievements of emperors down through the ages,” says Ronald...

    Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 11:48 AM

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    'William Shakespeare's The Empire Striketh Back' by Ian Doescher

    A long time ago in a galaxy far, far _ well, really about a year ago, William Shakespeare (died 1616) teamed up with Oregon author Ian Doescher to adapt filmmaker George Lucas' "Star Wars" into a peerless 16th-century play.

    Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 12:54 PM

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    Exhibit spotlights Chinese pottery at the center of Japanese tea ceremony

    At the end of the day, it’s a big brown clay pot. But it has a name, Chigusa, and a history that stretches back 700 years.

    Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 1:50 PM

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    ‘Ripper Street’ returns on BBC America, its future unknown

    A new season of “Ripper Street,” a richly drawn, sometimes brutal, historical police procedural, returns Saturday to BBC America. In 1890, Detective Inspector Edmund Reid (Matthew MacFayden), his Detective Sergeant Bennet Drake (Jero...

    Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 11:48 AM

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    BBC America’s ‘Fleming’ a mixed bag

    Ian Fleming, known worldwide for creating super spy James Bond, had a background in intelligence work, an eye for women, and a talent for unpredictability. He also had massive insecurities, numerous love affairs and was overshadowed by his older...

    Monday, January 27, 2014 at 12:26 PM

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    Sue Vertue, producer of BBC’s ‘Sherlock,’ on fame and fans

    Sue Vertue, the producer of the BBC’s detective series “Sherlock,” wasn’t sure of how to use Twitter three years ago when the show premiered. “We joined Twitter about a week before it was going out — the air da...

    Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 11:52 AM

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    Fans say Snowden is vindicated, deserves amnesty for leaks

    Supporters of Edward Snowden complained of a glaring omission in the White House’s pledge Friday to rein in government surveillance activities: amnesty for the fugitive leaker who’s now holed up in Russia after revealing the secrets...

    Friday, January 17, 2014 at 7:00 PM

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