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Stream Baby Stream: In Praise Of Peppa Pig — Welcome to Stream Baby Stream, a new weekly column about the strange, endearing and often-surprising world of kids' entertainment. She radiates self-confidence. She's unafraid to get dirty. And she doesn't just laugh, she snorts - loudly and proudly. We should all aim to be a little more like Peppa Pig.

Early Buzz: Patton Oswalt, 'Arrested' artwork and more — Hmm, I may have to look into tickets for the Yo Gabba Gabba! tour. - In case you were wondering what Lynda Carter thinks of the new Wonder Woman costume ... - Reddit has released a handy new Ask Me Anything

Hey, 'Lost' fans: Bid now in a huge charity auction — Dharma beer is back. Just when you thought you'd missed your chance to own a piece of the late, great TV series The and other fan favorites, including Lost, a massive auction has appeared like a pot of gold.

Universal monsters and more — This week we have a few Halloween-themed releases, which blows my mind, since I'm still exposing my knees to the sunlight. A glance at the best discs and digital offerings: Release o' the week: Universal Classic Monsters: Complete 30 Film Collection.

R.E.M.'s Mike Mills talks about Big Star reissues — Though countless musicians credit Big Star as an influence, the Memphis-based group didn't become widely known until years after it disbanded. Some might say Big Star's albums still haven't received their due respect. This week Stax Records reissues remastered versions of Big Star's stellar first two releases, 1972's #1 Record and 1974's Radio City.

See Kat Edmonson's groovy video for 'Rainy Day Woman' — Trends come and go, but certain things will always remain stylish ... like Blow-Up. Michelangelo Antonioni's 1966 film is one of my all-time faves, and it influenced the new music video from singer-songwriter Kat Edmonson. The musician releases her third record this month, and the tunes are inspired by the lush orchestral works we often hear in those hyper-stylized '60s classics.

Early Buzz: 'The Tick,' 1994, 'Empire Records' and more — Guardians of the Galaxy has become the biggest box office hit of the year. - We have a story about Johnny Winter's posthumous album, which arrives two months after his death. - Here's a big story about the

On TV tonight: Get acquainted with 'Dorothea Lange' — Her most famous photograph, Migrant Mother, is one of the most recognizable images in American history. So how come more people don't know Dorothea Lange's name? Lange, an influential and groundbreaking photographer, documented pieces of American history others turned away from, like the Great Depression and World War II Japanese internment camps.

The Week in Music: Meat Puppets and more; hear a playlist — Each Friday I like to share a few tunes that have made me smile all week. See them below and/or grab this Spotify playlist of my recent music recommendations. 1. , Anie. It's hard to find a lot of info about this artist - she/it prefers to remain mysterious - but I'll allow a blurred biography when the tunes are as delightful as this one.
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Oct 21, 2014

Bruce Hornsby and The Range may be the ultimate "heard them yesterday at the grocery store" band. #thewayitis

Oct 20, 2014

it's official! :) RT @MassComm1: Journalist & pop-culture critic @whitneymatheson joins #MTSU School of Journalism

Oct 20, 2014

A shame 1999's TWIN FALLS IDAHO has become hard to find. Love that movie! @michael_polish @His_Squadron_Of

Oct 18, 2014

"We were watching John Candy movies and wearing our pajamas..." RT @vulture: We talked to @THURSTONMOORE58:

Oct 17, 2014

RT @brianvan: Happy recommendation time: the amazing @whitneymatheson is back at the new Stream Baby Stream over at @decider…

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