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Cold War Spy Series 'The Americans' Taps Into Today's Concerns About Russia

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 1:16pm

TV critic David Bianculli says the new season of the spy series about Soviet sleeper agents in Virginia has unexpected resonance given today's headlines: "The Americans deserves your attention now."

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Author Says Hitler Was 'Blitzed' On Cocaine And Opiates During The War

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 1:03pm

Author Norman Ohler says that Hitler's drug abuse increased "significantly" from the fall of 1941 until winter of 1944: "Hitler needed those highs to substitute [for] his natural charisma."

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The xx Mix Atmospheric Pop And Warm Soulfulness On 'I See You'

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 12:59pm

Critic Ken Tucker reviews the British group The xx's third album. "Beneath its sleek beauty, there's a fresh joyousness ... that at its best is something close to inspirational," he says of I See You.

Samantha Bee On Trump's Win: 'I Could Feel This Seismic Shift'

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 12:58pm

For Bee and her Full Frontal co-creator, Trump's election meant doubling down on their White House coverage, much to their chagrin. "There were so many other things we wanted to cover," she says.

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