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Did you watch Tuesday night's presidential debate on one screen or two? If you answered "Why the heck would I need two screens to watch TV?," then you missed half the show.
DeGeneres receives Mark Twain prize for American humor
It's hard to remember now, but about a dozen years ago, Ellen DeGeneres was dead in the water.
The nice girl from New Orleans with the sunny disposition and the squeaky-clean comedy act had been a star with her own sitcom, "Ellen." But then she had come out as gay, such big news at the time that it landed her on the cover of Time magazine. Then her character on the show came out. Then she and her partner at the time, actress Anne Heche, were very kissy-kissy in public.
Opera takes hold in Mexico's dangerous cities
In high times and low, Mexicans turn to their music. To love, to lament, there's Mexican music for every occasion: poetic ballads, bouncy polkas, rodeo rancheras, plus goth rock, marimba, Mexican metal, you name it.
And then there's opera.
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County's top juried art show opens Friday in downtown Meadville
Meadville Council on the Arts’ 38th annual October Evenings Juried Exhibit, showcasing an array of art forms created by local artists, opens Oct. 5.
10 never-won underdogs of the Emmys
There is a deja vu aspect to the Emmy Awards, the annual television celebration that usually begins with a gimmicky musical number or comedy sketch and ends with "Mad Men" winning a best drama statuette.
Popcorn bucket list: 10 must-see fall movies
The end-of-summer movie slump is over — "August" might as well be a synonym for "awful" — and the December crush of Oscar wannabes has yet to begin.
College sets Guinness world record for thumb war
More than 800 members of the University of Central Oklahoma community descended on Wantland Stadium for Thumbmania Tuesday, as students and faculty set a world record for the longest continuous chain of thumb war.
TLC's gamble: Sticking to reality
Reality TV is at the heart of TLC's formula, as it is with much of cable television's, but a sea change may be occurring: Competing networks such as Bravo and History are turning to scripted programming to appeal to an increasingly fragmented audience and to attract ad dollars.
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