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• The ancient Egyptians believed that the onion, with its concentric rings, was a symbol of eternal life. The onion was first introduced to North America with Christopher Columbus in 1492. • Have you ever wondered just why you well up when you chop an onion? When cut, fresh onions release a gas that irritates the eye, which in turn causes the tear ducts to try and relieve the eye. There are hundreds of tips on how to prevent those unwanted tears. Some cooks suggest running the onion under cold water before cutting. • Oil and vinegar just go together, even in ancient times, and both have been used by the Italians for centuries. Ancient Roman women would massage olive oil over their pregnant bellies to prevent stretch marks and balsamic vinegar has been produced in Italy since the Middle Ages. • The word pineapple first appeared in the English language to describe pine cones back in 1398. The fruit itself is a native of Brazil and Paraguay. • Georgia and Texas are the two major peanut producing states in the U.S. We’re glad to have them when we’re eating our peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Did you know it takes 850 peanuts just to make one jar of peanut butter? Now there’s something that will stick to the roof of your mouth! • More sweet facts: peaches will not get sweeter once they are picked. They will get softer and juicier, but not sweeter. • Bourbon was made the official spirit of the United States in May of 1964. September 2007 was declared National Bourbon Heritage Month by the U.S. Senate. • Did you know the largest milkshake ever made was mixed up in New York back in 2000? It weighed a whopping 6,000 gal (22,712 L)!

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Boney Marony… Have you gone skydiving recently? Except for former President Bush Sr., I don’t know many seniors who have. But he might be on to something: I’m sure he’s had to learn how to land correctly. And that same “parachutist’s landing” has been shown to be a way to reduce hip fractures. The University of Michigan has done studies to explore hip fractures in seniors. Researchers examined just how it is that falls occur and used computer models to explore four different types of falls. (Did you know that it only takes seven-tenths of a second to hit the floor after you begin to slide or trip?) The main question they asked was: Does it matter how you fall? The answer is yes. And since there’s only a fraction of a second before you go down, what you do in that short period of time determines whether you’ll fracture something on impact. Hence the “parachutist’s landing,” a method of turning in a certain way so that you land in a safer position. Some researchers call this “fall training.” Surely there are therapists who teach this. Also at the University of Michigan, the Bone and Joint Injury and Prevention and Rehabilitation Center has studied the past 50 years of research on bone health. Its conclusion was that while swimming and other non-weightbearing exercise is good for our hearts, it’s the weight-bearing exercises that benefit our bones. Granted, most bone growth happens in childhood and the teen years. But everyone, including seniors, can benefit from weight-bearing physical activity. Researchers determined, too, that it’s not necessary to do one long period of exercise, that our bones benefit from shorter and more frequent periods of exercise. For us that might mean walking, dancing or, for the more fit among us, running or playing basketball. Matilda Charles regrets that she cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into her column whenever possible. Write to her in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or send e-mail to columnreply@ (c) 2009 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Answers 1. The three women were known as “I Threes.” One of them was his wife, Rita Marley. 2. The Bee Gees. The soundtrack album sold 15 million copies and won a Grammy for Album of the Year in 1978. 3. “M*A*S*H.” The concept for the movie and series came from a book titled “MASH: A Novel About Three Army Doctors,” by Richard Hooker. 4. The Colours, The Supersonic Bangs, The Bangs. Due to a legal dispute, The Bangs became Bangles. 5. Lesley Gore followed up with “Judy’s Turn to Cry” in 1963. 6. “Be My Baby” reached No. 2 in 1963. The Ronettes’ producer was Phil Specter, who is now serving a prison sentence for murder. (c) 2009 King Features Synd., Inc.

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For Sanity’s Sake By Taprina Milburn

Transform Me… It’s late, and I’m having a bout of insomnia. I flip through the television channels -- golf, reruns, a bizarre interview with Richard Simmons and infomercials for any product imaginable. And this is where I end up stopping: in the land of “This product will transform your life.” For $19.95 my culinary skills could be enhanced with a new set of knives. My tummy could be flatter with a slimming suit that somehow makes fat rolls vanish. But I stop, as many women do, on the commercial hosted by a supermodel who amazingly doesn’t look as if she’s ever stayed up too late, nursed two children, stepped into the sun without sunscreen, had adult acne, bad hair, bloating, too many trans fats or, quite frankly, a bad day. She talks about how the product has given her perfect skin. Her dermatologist comes on and testifies to the way the product has turned back time for this model, who is my age but looks 10 years younger. I believe her. She looks so serene and happy. I hate to admit this, but I have spent the past few months trying to get used to the changing 40-something face and body I see reflected in the mirror. My friends and I are seeing changes happen faster than we can control with products guaranteed to un-dimple, un-wrinkled and un-age. So when Supermodel smiles and gives her stamp of approval, I fall for it. I call the toll-free number and sign up for the product, which arrives on my doorstep a couple of days later. I’m to try it “risk free” for a few weeks. But, you guessed it, after a few weeks I don’t have the Supermodel’s skin. The same 40-something face I’ve watched change over the past few months is still there each morning. The next box arrives on my doorstep and I mark “Return to Sender.” Maybe I’m a little tired of having “target marketing” tell me that what I see in the mirror isn’t good enough. We age. Why should we be made to feel insecure for aging? I’m tired of marketing that tells me I need to be different or have more to be OK. “Only in growth, reform, and change, paradoxically enough, is true security to be found,” said Anne Morrow Lindberg. This growth, reform and change that Lindberg talks about isn’t going to be found in a bottle that takes away wrinkles, a pill that diminishes fat, a show house, a fat bank account, an Ivy League education or the perfect black dress. The change begins in the heart. It’s when we can stand in front of the mirror and in front of people and accept them and ourselves just as we are. It’s when we stop looking for things outside of ourselves to fill us up (perhaps the state of our economy can be blamed partially on this quest to look for things outside of us to transform us). It’s when we tell our creator, “Well, God, we are in this together. Help me to accept where I am.” Then we really let God do the job of growing, reforming and changing us -- rather than consumerism. Write to Taprina Milburn in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. (c) 2009 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Consistency Pays Off for Matt Crafton… One of this season’s mild surprises has been the emergence of Matt Crafton as a title contender in NASCAR’s Camping World Truck Series. Crafton, who drives the No. 88 Menards Chevrolet, has finished outside the top 15 only five times in 29 races since winning for the first time at Lowe’s Motor Speedway in May 2008. Consistency has been the 33-year-old driver’s distinguishing virtue this year, which is why Crafton ranks second, only 36 points behind Ron Hornaday Jr., in the point standings. Prior to Hornaday’s Milwaukee victory, Crafton led the standings. He’s finished in the top 10 in eight of the series’ 10 races. Yet, in Crafton’s career, he has won only once in 207 attempts. “It’s hard to believe,” he said. “It’s hard to get wins in the Truck Series and to have only one after running as well as we have the past two years ... it took so long to get that one. It’s not every day you get a truck as good as we had there (at Texas, where he finished second) and not be able to win it.” “They’ve got that team in position to get some more wins,” said Ray Dunlap, part of Speed’s telecast team. “I wouldn’t be surprised to see Crafton win another race or two this season. They’re definitely due. ... There are a lot of tracks coming up soon where they could do really well.” But Crafton, from Tulare, Calif., knows the championship race favors those who are consistent. “We’ve got to do what we’ve been doing all year and put ourselves in contention and not do anything ridiculous,” he said. “That’s how you win races and championships. “It’s the team working together. It takes people a while to jell. My crew chief, Bud Haefele, had never ‘crew chiefed’ at this level and ... the guys had to build this up -- build new trucks and make them better each and every time. We ran well before, but not great like the last couple of years.” Unlike most Truck Series teams, ThorSport (owned by Duke Thorson) bases its operation in Ohio. The great majority of teams in NASCAR’s three major touring series are headquartered in the Charlotte, N.C., area. “I see advantages,” Crafton said. “It’s honestly a benefit to be where we are.” (Photo: John Clark/NASCAR This Week) Monte Dutton has covered motorsports for The Gaston (N.C.) Gazette since 1993. He was named writer of the year by the National Motorsports Press Association in 2008. His blog NASCAR This Week ( features all of his reporting on racing, roots music and life on the road. E-mail Monte at (c) 2009 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Here’s a Solution for Swimmer’s Ear… DEAR DR. DONOHUE: You mentioned a solution to prevent swimmer’s ear. How do you apply it? -- J.R. ANSWER: The mixture is made with equal parts white vinegar and rubbing alcohol. The alcohol keeps the ear dry. The vinegar prevents proliferation of harmful bacteria. One or two drops are instilled in the ear with a dropper and allowed to stay in place for half a minute to a minute. The head is then tilted toward the shoulder to empty the ear canal. DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I have been diagnosed with congestive heart failure. Three months after the diagnosis, I began to become fatigued after slight exertion, and was short of breath. I’ve had to have a pacemaker implanted. I was told I probably have amyloidosis, the senile form. Is there any hope of my living a near-normal life? -- L.M. ANSWER: Amyloid is a protein produced by bone marrow cells. It can infiltrate a number of body organs. Many forms (20) of amyloidosis exist, and they all have distinctive longevity projections. Senile amyloidosis does not affect as many organs as do the other forms of this illness, so that is one thing in your favor. In this illness, when the amount of amyloid in the heart is great, the heart’s pumping action falters, and congestive heart failure is a consequence. Amyloid deposits often interfere with the generation and transmission of the electric signals that regulate heartbeats, so a pacemaker can be needed. I can’t give you a prediction about the length of life. Of course, your life span is bound to be affected, but how greatly, no one can tell with certainty. Lifestyle, physical activity and diet can all be important in limiting how serious congestive heart failure can become. To learn more, order the congestive heart failure booklet by writing to: Dr. Donohue -- No. 103W, Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 U.S./$6 Canada with the recipient’s printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery. DEAR DR. DONOHUE: In my 58 years, I never have had any problem with my scalp. My hair has turned a salt-and-pepper color. Due to vanity, I have been coloring it for the past several years. I have never experienced any problems. Recently I have had a rash of pimples forming on my scalp at the hair shaft. They hurt when the scalp is touched or the hair brushed. I had a good friend look at my scalp with a magnifying glass, and he says they look like small pimples. He removed a hair with tweezers and a small discharge came out of the pimple. I am considering letting my hair grow back to its natural color to see if the dye has anything to do with this. Any suggestions? -- N.N. ANSWER: I like your approach. The dye might be irritating your scalp, and the hair follicles might have become infected secondary to the irritation. If things don’t clear up after going dyeless for a couple of months, have a doctor take a look. You might need an antibiotic prescription. Dr. Donohue regrets that he is unable to answer individual letters, but he will incorporate them in his column whenever possible. Readers may write him or request an order form of available health newsletters at P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. (c) 2009 North America Synd., Inc. All Rights Reserved

By Samantha Mazzotta

Ready, Set, Paint! DEAR HAMMER… I hope this tip will be useful to some of your readers. I’m a die-hard do-it-yourselfer, and every spare moment I’m finding something else to do around the house. I also don’t like to putter around too much when I start a project, so I keep a lot of things organized where I can grab them and get going.

For painting, there is a metal shelf unit in my garage where used and new paint cans, brushes, rollers and pans are kept. Whenever my wife retires a set of bedsheets, I fold up the flat sheets in a box on the shelf to use as dropcloths. I also keep a filter mask and goggles, a box of disposable rubber gloves, an old flannel shirt and a pair of old sneakers in that box. So all I have to do is grab that box, the paint I need and brushes, and I’m ready to go.

Painter’s tape is also good for more than just masking-off areas. Since I usually have to remove socket and light switch covers in order to paint the walls, I stick the small screws that attach them to a piece of painter’s tape and then put that tape on the back of the cover. Hope your readers will get some organizing ideas from this! -- Jared in Unionville, Conn.

DEAR JARED… Great tips, and many thanks for sharing them. As you can see, organizing a DIYfriendly garage or storage area doesn’t mean you need to have strict categories and neat shelves. Things can be grouped in certain areas -- such as painting supplies or lawn-care tools -- and placed in containers that are easy to grab and take to the work area.

Readers, do you have organizing tips you’d like to share? Pass them on! HOME TIP… When painting a masonry or wood walkway, mix fine sand into the paint. The sand will provide added traction when the walkway is wet. Send questions or home-repair tips to, or write This Is a Hammer, c/o King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475 (c) 2009 King Features Synd., Inc.

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• How do they do that? The pocket in pita bread is made by steam. It expands through the dough as it cooks. As the bread cools, it flattens, leaving a pocket in the middle! • What’s the difference between Cajun and Creole? For those outside of Louisiana, it might be a little hard to tell. Creole was first used to describe city cooking with Spanish, African, German, Italian and West Indian influences. Cajun food was country cooking developed by the Acadians who learned to live in the Louisiana swamplands. Creole is more continental and sophisticated where Cajun is more seasoned and hearty. • The Australian favorite Vegemite celebrated the sale of its one billionth jar in October of 2008. Did you know Aussies call JELL-O jelly and jelly jam? • Did you know that if you drop a raisin in a glass of champagne or other carbonated beverage it will bounce up and down? So, what’s the reason? Carbon dioxide bubbles are caught in the irregularities on the surface of the raisin. When enough bubbles accumulate, they will lift the raisin to the surface, where the bubbles escape, causing the raisin to sink back down to the bottom. This will repeat so long as there is enough carbon dioxide to lift the raisin again. • Biscotti refers to a specific type of hard cookie here, however the word biscotti is an all encompassing word for biscuits in Italy. • British biscuits are what Americans call cookies. • The first Oreo was sold in 1912, but the modern Oreo with the logo embossed on the cookie didn’t arrive until 1952. • What are cookies without ice cream? America’s first ice cream parlor opened in 1776 in New York City. What are the top five ice cream consuming countries? That would be the United States, New Zealand, Denmark, Austria and Belgium.


Salmon & Summer Squash in Parchment This party-appropriate salmon and squash dish is baked in parchment paper, which seals in the flavors and makes cleanup easy. 1 lemon 2 medium (8 ounces each) yellow summer squash, cut into half-moons 1 small shallot, minced 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano leaves 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper 6 pieces (15-by-12-inches each) parchment paper 2 medium (8 ounces each) zucchini, thinly sliced lengthwise 6 pieces (6 ounces each) skinless salmon fillet

1. Preheat oven to 400 F. From lemon, grate 1 teaspoon peel and squeeze 2 tablespoons juice. 2. In medium bowl, combine lemon juice, yellow squash, shallot, oregano, oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper. 3. Place parchment rectangles on work surface with a short side of parchment closest to you. On half of each parchment rectangle, arrange one-sixth of zucchini slices lengthwise, overlapping slightly, 2 inches from edge closest to you. Place salmon on zucchini; sprinkle with lemon peel and 1/2 teaspoon salt, then top with yellow-squash mixture. Fold other half of parchment over ingredients. To seal packets, begin at 1 corner and tightly fold edges of paper over about 1/2 inch all around, overlapping the folds. 4. Place packets on large cookie sheet. Bake 17 minutes or until salmon turns opaque throughout (to check for doneness, open 1 packet first, being careful to avoid escaping steam). To serve, carefully cut all packets open, and with spatula, gently transfer salmon and vegetables to 6 dinner plates. Spoon any liquid remaining in parchment over salmon and vegetables. Serves 6. TIP: Baking fish wrapped in special grease- and moisture-resistant paper (“en papillote” in French) allows it to steam in its own juices, locking in aroma and flavor. For even cooking, choose fillets of uniform thickness.

Each serving: About 270 calories, 13g total fat (2g saturated), 93mg cholesterol, 465mg sodium, 6g total carbohydrate, 2g dietary fiber, 35g protein. For thousands of triple-tested recipes, visit our Web site at (c) 2009 Hearst Communications, Inc. All rights reserved

• On July 15, 1888, the Bandai volcano erupts on the Japanese island of Honshu, killing hundreds and burying many nearby villages in ash. The explosive eruptions sent debris thousands of feet into the air and left an 8,000-foot-wide crater in the earth. The resulting cloud of ash and steam was estimated at 4 miles wide. • On July 18, 1925, seven months after being released from Landsberg jail, Nazi leader Adolf Hitler publishes the first volume of his personal manifesto, “Mein Kampf” (“My Struggle”). The autobiographical work soon became the bible of Germany’s Nazi Party. • On July 19, 1935, the first automatic parking meter in the U.S., the Park-O-Meter invented by

Carlton Magee, was installed in Oklahoma City by the Dual Parking Meter Company. Twenty-foot spaces were painted on the pavement, and a parking meter that accepted nickels was planted in the concrete at the head of each space. • On July 16, 1948, “Key Largo,” starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, opens in New York. The film, about a mobster holding guests hostage in a Florida hotel during a hurricane, was the last of three movies that Bogart and Bacall made together. • On July 17, 1955, Disneyland -- Walt Disney’s metropolis of nostalgia, fantasy and futurism -- opens. The park was not ready for the public: food and drinks ran out, a women’s high-heel shoe got stuck in the wet asphalt of Main Street

USA, and the Mark Twain Steamboat nearly capsized from too many passengers. • On July 14, 1968, Atlanta Braves slugger Henry “Hank” Aaron hits the 500th home run of his career in a 4-2 win over the San Francisco Giants. Aaron retired from baseball in 1976 with 755 home runs and was later named to the Baseball Hall of Fame. • On July 13, 1985, at Wembley Stadium in London, Prince Charles and Princess Diana officially open Live Aid, a worldwide rock concert organized to raise money for the relief of famine-stricken Africans. The 16-hour “superconcert” was globally linked by satellite to more than a billion viewers in 110 nations. (c) 2009 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Go Green Tip: Building a sand castle? Look no further than your recycle bin for • “When going on vacation, store important documents in a freezer-safe bag in the sand tools. Gather plastic containers in many sizes. You can cut or trim plastic freezer. If there is a fire, the papers will likely be safe.” -- T.C. in Utah (A Note bottles to make great scoops and even use a hole punch to make a sieve. Or open from JoAnn: I wouldn’t store original documents this way, just in case of water both ends of a clean metal coffee can, cover one side tightly with plastic wrap damage. You could invest in a small fire safe for really special papers.) and secure with tape. Stick it plastic side down in the water, and you’ve made a • Use a turkey baster to suck up spilled egg. You also can sprinkle it with salt to pretty nice little sea scope to see the fishes swim. You can still recycle it when set it, and pick it up with a paper towel. you get home. • “This tip is an oldie but a goodie. Schedule annual checkups on or near your Vegetable oil can be used to remove sticky price-tag residue from glass or other birthday. You’ll never forget when it’s time to visit the doctor.” -- B.J. in Pennhard, nonporous surfaces. Dab on, let sit and rub off with a soft cloth. sylvania Get a glossy shine on sun- or pool-damaged hair with this old-school trick. Coat Send your tips to Now Here’s a Tip, c/o King Features Weekly Service, strands with a cup of mayonnaise, focusing on the ends. Leave on for 15-30 P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475 or e-mail JoAnn at minutes and rinse out. This works especially well after a weekend at the beach (c) 2009 King Features Synd., Inc. or lake.

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Though chocolate has been around in one form or another for centuries, milk chocolate wasn’t invented until 1876. Sugar and cocoa were in short supply in Europe in those days, so an inventive candy maker in Switzerland began adding milk into the mix, since dairy products were available in abundance.

Sharks are color-blind.

Other than athletic ability, do you know what baseball player Hank Aaron, basketball player Dennis Rodman, tennis player Martina Navratilova, football player Joe Namath and track star Carl Lewis have in common? They are all vegetarians.

You probably have never heard of the World Beard and Moustache Championships, but the event really does exist, taking place every two years. Americans dominated the recent 2009 event, in Alaska; the next will take place in Norway. I don’t usually include Web links in this column, but if you have a chance, go to to check out the bizarre photos.

You might not be surprised to learn that Brussels sprouts contain comparatively high levels of sulfur.

If you ever get the opportunity to travel Down Under, you might want to make a stop at Mount Wingen to see an unparalleled natural phenomenon. Experts say that, thanks to vast deposits of coal near the Earth’s surface, a fire has been burning continuously there for about 6,000 years.

As the Earth moves in its orbit around the sun, it travels at 18.5 miles every second. That’s 1,110 miles a minute, or 66,600 miles per hour.


• Did you know that your body uses more calories to drink ice water than it does to drink room temperature water? • Have you ever asked yourself what’s the most popular beverage in the world? Well, next to water, it’s tea. This varies of course throughout the ages, but one news report in 2007 estimated that people drink between 18 and 20 million six ounce cups of tea each day! • While the term hamburger first appeared in the English language around the mid-1800s, the hamburger as we know it today, with buns, first appeared around World War I. • If you’re from the North East United States, you might be familiar with disco fries, but for the rest of us, here’s a definition. Disco fries are served with mozzarella and gravy and are a popular diner food. • Belgians claim that French fries are really a Belgian invention. Belgians also prefer their fries with mayonnaise, not ketchup. • If you thought you’d seen everything that could be fried, think again! Paula Dean, Food Network’s Queen of Southern Cuisine, has a recipe for deep-fried cranberry sauce fritters. • Refried beans aren’t actually re-fried. Frijoles refritos, as they are called in Spanish, literally means well-fried not refried. • McDonald’s in India doesn’t sell beef patties. Indian Big Mac patties are made of vegetables with Indian spices thrown in. • It might be an urban legend, but some people claim that beetles taste like apples and crickets taste like peanuts. • Eel in a drink? You betcha! Japanese drink makers released Unagi Noboki, surging eel, one year ago this month. • The average American eats 46 slices of pizza a year.

Thought for the Day… “If you make people think they’re thinking, they’ll love you; but if you really make them think, they’ll hate you.” -- Don Marquis (c) 2009 King Features Synd., Inc.

PICKS OF THE WEEK… “For All Mankind — Criterion Collection” -- The landmark, Academy-Award nominated 1989 documentary on the 24 men who walked on the moon is finally getting the Criterion treatment. Beautifully restored and in high-definition, “For All Mankind” features some of the most stunning visuals from space you’ll ever see. There are too many special features to list in such a small space, but I can assure you this film is a must-have for anyone who is an aficionado of history and the space program. “Grey Gardens” -- I have to admit, when I heard that Drew Barrymore was going to star in an HBO movie based on the classic documentary “Grey Gardens,” it buried the needle on my Skeptical Meter. Really? Drew “Charlie’s Angels” Barrymore as Little Edie? I think not. But then I watched this docudrama about the lives of the reclusive and eccentric aunt and cousin of Jackie Kennedy and was blown away. The performances by Barrymore, Jessica Lange as Big Edie and Jeanne Triplehorn as Jackie Kennedy are stellar. “Grey Gardens” not only does an amazing job of re-creating scenes from the Maysles Brothers documentary, it also gives an insight into the sad, glamorous and tragic story of a mother and her daughter and their lifelong relationship. “The State: The Complete Series” -- MTV’s groundbreaking, cult sketch-comedy show from the 1990s is now, after years of legal wrangling over music licensing, finally out on DVD. I never thought I’d see the day when I could trash my worn-out VHS tapes and finally watch the Barry Lutz Monkey Torture sketch in beautiful high-definition.


“Mad Men” Season 2 “Joe Schmo 2” “Bewitched” The Complete Eighth Season “Leverage” The First Season “Peyton Place” Part Two

“Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations” Collection Four “Tracey Takes On...” Complete Seasons 3 & 4 “Wire in the Blood” The Complete Sixth Season “ER” The Complete Eleventh Season

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An entertainment newspaper for the family