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‘Psych 3’ Recaptures Madcap Dramedy Of Hit Mystery Series

When “Psych” premiered back in 2006, it was a modest success but many worried the off-kilter, tongue-in-cheek mystery-of-the-week comedy starring relative unknowns would get the ax. “We were still finding our niche,” recalls co-star Maggie Lawson in a video interview. “People really hadn’t seen that sort of hour-long procedural dramedy before. Thankfully, the network gave us time to find it.”…

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Say Trinity

Say Trinity and I don’t see the page of a catechism or a neatly drawn triangle composed of double-tipped arrows and I don’t see an egg with yolk white and shell or water as ice liquid and vapor, and if you say Trinity I don’t hear the doxology or a pastor baptizing in the name of Father Son and Spirit…

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Hulu’s ‘Only Murders In The Building’ Mixes Laughs With Thrills

Circling back to the bloody crime scene on the ninth floor of a posh Manhattan apartment building, the no-nonsense police detective encounters a motley crew of amateur sleuths: a 20-something woman flanked by two men in their 70s, all residents of the Upper West Side property. They engage the detective about forensics until she stops them. “Look, this is suicide,”…

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Jean Hanff Korelitz Releases A Thriller That Never Loses ‘The Plot’

The softball question tossed to authors, “Where do you get your ideas?” has suddenly acquired a sinister curve. The Plot, a tension-filled mystery thriller by Jean Hanff Korelitz, whose novel You Should Have Known was recently made into an HBO series, opens with a winking quote from T.S. Eliot (or was it Mark Twain?): “Good writers borrow, great writers steal.” The story…

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Parthenogenesis

Parthenogenesis:when a female snakeconceives without male contact. Most articles also give the definition(virgin birth, in Latin)since it’s such a heavy word. Still, not evenall those stolid syllables or the beat it takes my brainto match them to their meaning can keep away the dizzinessthat hits me as I’m tryingto hold it in my mind:       how she swelled past      any logic we’d…

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