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What Tess of the D'Urbervilles could learn from Strictly Come Dancing

21 January 2014 1:30 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

I can't help thinking a bit of popular TV might have cheered up the lives of many a classic book character

How's the January self-improvement going – were you going to watch TV less, get out more? Televison's so lowbrow, we say, we hardly watch anything these days, and those reality shows are dreadful … wasn't life so much better when there was no TV and people entertained themselves?

Up to a point. Sometimes, when reading the great classics, the books that teach us about relationships and the world and love, the lives lived and the situations dealt with – well, I can't help feeling that some of them could have benefited hugely from TV. And those wonderful characters – mightn't they have improved their lot as participants in those shows we dislike so much? Or at least had more fun …

In Charlotte Brontë's Shirley there's a scene where three of the main »

- Moira Redmond

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10 Pop-Culture Questions Answered by Vulture This Week

17 January 2014 10:47 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Every week, Vulture faces the big, important questions in entertainment and comes to some creative conclusions. This week we parsed the Oscar nominations, collected the best moments from the Golden Globes, and revisited George Eliot's Middlemarch. You may have read some of these stories below, but you certainly didn’t read them all. We forgive you.Q: What's the big news from the Oscars?A: While there weren't any Ben Affleck–size shockers this season, there were still a number of pleasant surprises, such as Sally Hawkins's Best Supporting Actress nod for her work in Blue Jasmine. For movie critic David Edelstein, the nominations confirmed that this was "one of the most remarkable years ever for lead male performances." To get yourself up to speed, you can listen to the nominees for Best Original Song and stream the nominees for Best Documentary Feature. The full list of Oscar nominees is here. »

- E. Alex Jung

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