When a typical American boy spends a year in Japan on an exchange program, hes expected to have his mind opened to new experiences. In Samurai Awakening, young David Matthews achieves that and more for a price. | 10/03/12 08:44:02 By - Tish Wells
If you have a hardcore Sherlock fan, make plans to go to the United Kingdom in November. Thats when a new limited edition of the board game Cluedo or Clue, as it is known in the United States will be released featuring the popular mystery series. | 10/02/12 12:25:24 By - Tish Wells
According to the first two episodes of Chef Race, the United States is a nation of grillers. Please pass the bison burgers. A new reality show made for BBC America, it pits 16 chefs split into two teams, in a race across the United States. Eight chefs are from the United Kingdom and the other eight are Americans. The culture clashes are jarring at times. | 09/28/12 11:47:35 By - Tish Wells
Who is Dee Bradley Baker? If youve turned into Star Wars: The Clone Wars, then youve heard him many times, slightly differently each time, and never seen him once. Hes the voice actor behind the numerous Clone Troopers on The Clone Wars, the fifth season of which starts Sept. 29 on Cartoon Network. | 09/24/12 11:42:12 By - Tish Wells
In Thomas Jeffersons Crème Brulee, Thomas J. Craughwell has put together a history of our third president through the prism of agriculture and food, in particular, French cuisine. | 09/19/12 16:57:41 By - Tsh Wells
You have to wait a year, but new episodes of Foyles War will be returning to PBS in 2013. Masterpiece Mystery, along with Acorn Media and Eleventh Hour Films, have come together to do a trio of episodes starring Michael Kitchen and Honeysuckle Weeks as Inspector Foyle and his assistant, Sam (short for Samantha). | 09/14/12 12:08:08 By - Tish Wells
In June 2010, actress Ashley Eckstein, the voice of the Ahsoka Tano on the animated TV series Star Wars: the Clone Wars, opened a booth at the Celebration V convention in Orlando.
It was for her new company Her Universe, which aimed directly at an elusive demographic in the media fan-geek world women.
Two years later, Her Universe is a success with licensing from Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica and Star Trek. Its shirts and jewelry are sold in stores like Hot Topics and online at ThinkGeek.com | 09/13/12 12:18:20 By - Tish Wells
Leading up to the rollout the new Blu-ray box set of the Indiana Jones adventures, Lucasfilm has re-released the four films in theatres. Next will come the new season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, the release of earlier seasons on broadcast television, and finally slopping over into October, a plunge into literacy. | 09/06/12 11:45:19 By - Tish Wells
Theres more to origami than cranes.
It started centuries years ago, likely in Japan, and has had widespread appeal ever since. New variations appear all the time. Traditionalists will enjoy Amazing Origami and pop-culture enthusiasts can try their hand at folding Darth Vaders black helmet. | 09/05/12 08:24:44 By - Tish Wells
By setting Copper on the East Coast, award-winning creators Barry Levinson and Tom Fontana, and Academy Award nominee Will Rokos, brings in the turbulence of the 19th century as well as the clash of ethnic and racial politics on the small island of Manhattan. All this makes an intriguing stew. But despite the harsh, brutal beatings, and whorehouse shenanigans, its almost too gentle in its recreation of the rough-and-tumble period. | 08/15/12 15:18:59 By - Tish Wells
The first question might be, where is Kazakhstan? The second is, why go see an exhibit about it? The answer is simple. Kazakhstan is basically unknown to Americans outside of the 2006 movie Borat, and has more to offer. Nomads and Networks, which opened Saturday at the Arthur M. Sackler museum in Washington, D.C., provides a snapshot of this vast country and its ancient history | 08/13/12 11:40:41 By - Tish Wells
Virtually every city, town and hamlet in the U.S. has one or more Chinese restaurants. So, why would you want to cook the dishes for yourself? One reason is that it tastes good. Another is that its a challenge. | 08/06/12 12:08:04 By - Tish Wells
When filmmaker Alison Klayman graduated from Brown University in 2006, she knew she wanted to be a journalist or a foreign correspondent. Her only experience, however, was an internship at National Public Radios "All Things Considered" and some other radio work. So she went to China, bought a camera and began filming artist Ai Weiwei at his home and studio. The result is a documentary that shows clearly why Ai has become such a thorn for the Chinese government | 07/30/12 18:21:39 By - By Tish Wells
It can take years to bring a single film to screen. It took over eight years to bring the massively popular Batman trilogy into theaters. | 07/25/12 12:49:02 By - By Tish Wells
In Ben H. Winters new mystery, The Last Policeman, a massive asteroid named Maia will hit Earth in six months. The human race is reacting badly to the lack of a future. | 07/05/12 11:58:48 By - Tish Wells