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What happened at Comic-Con – day two

A round-up of the film and TV events that made headlines on the second day of Comic-Con 2017. The Big Bang Theory celebrates 10th anniversary The cast of the Big Bang Theory, along with producers Bill Prady, Steven Molaro and Cinnamon the dog were first out in the famous Hall H. Celebrating 10 years of the hit sitcom, the team talked about their favourite guest stars and memorable scenes from the show. But fans were desperate to talk about last season’s cliff hanger which saw Sheldon propose to Amy. Does…

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What happened on the first day of Comic-Con?

A round-up of the film and TV events that made headlines on the first day of Comic-Con 2017. Kingsman: The Golden Circle kicks off proceedings The cast of Kingsman: The Golden Circle tweeted a picture of themselves on stage after they discussed the new film and showed footage of the action spy comedy. Halle Berry stole the show though after she appeared to down half a pint of whiskey on stage. But there was disappointment from fans that 20th Century Fox’s presentation didn’t include anything about the eagerly anticipated Deadpool…

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Nobody Knows What Happened to the Source Code for Icewind Dale 2

Over the past few years, the Canadian developer and publisher Beamdog and its subsidiary, Overhaul Games, have earned a reputation for well-received updates to beloved titles previously released by Bioware and Black Isle Studios. After a successful overhaul of MDK 2, Overhaul Games and Beamdog have released Enhanced Editions of Baldur’s Gate, Baldur’s Gate II, Icewind Dale, and Planescape: Torment, along with an all-new expansion for Baldur’s Gate, Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear. The Enhanced Editions and new content have been generally well-received. Some have reviewed a touch more strongly…

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What Happened to America's Public Intellectuals?

In the wake of the Brexit vote and the election of President Trump, the experts and commentators whose ideas shape the ideas of others have tried to pinpoint the cause of the populist fervor that upended many expectations. In op-eds and books (see The Death of Expertise) the consensus seems to be: The egghead is dead. This painful conclusion weighs heavily on public intellectuals, who created the country during the 116 steamy days of the 1787 Constitutional Convention, when Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and crew crafted a new nation entirely…

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