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Valley of the Dolls’ House

I probably should have bolted as soon as I saw the reception menu included something called a “Cascade of Fruit.” Or when the brochure heralded the large collection of dollhouses. Actually, the gaudy pink rose wallpaper that greeted me when

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Investigating The X-Files: Season 9, Part 2

In the past nine weeks, I’ve watched 153.5 hours (or almost six and a half days) of “The X-Files.” Between episode notes and published pieces, I’ve written over 70,000 words. Now that I’m approaching the end of this odyssey, I

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Investigating The X-Files: Season 9, Part 1

Passionate fans of “The X-Files” have a hard time speaking rationally about Season 9. As I watched the first half and tried to unpack my feelings, rather than useful and well-reasoned statements about the flaws, I mostly yielded eye rolling,

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Investigating The X-Files: Season 8, Part 2

I officially feel foolish for dreading Season 8 of the X-Files so much. Not every episode hits it out of the park, but taken as a whole, I think like 8 more than 7. The monsters of the week don’t

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Investigating The X-Files: Season 8, Part 1

After I posted my thoughts on the second half of Season 7 of "The X-Files," I decided to reward my industriousness by beginning Season 8 while lying in our office’s hammock. Yes, my office has a hammock; don’t ask. Afternoon

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Investigating The X-Files: Season 7, Part 2

I think I know how David Duchovny felt while filming season 7 of “The X-Files.” I’m full of good memories and bear the show no ill will. At the same time, I’m exhausted and I don’t think I want to

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“X-Files: Revelations” Giveaway!

If you’re looking for a way to gear up for “X-Files: I Want to Believe,” you could watch all nine seasons of the show back to back in a veritable mind melting orgy of aliens, monsters, and conspiracies. However, if

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Investigating The X-Files: Season 7, Part 1

All I remembered about Season 7 of "The X-Files" was feeling unsatisfied with the explanation of what happened to Samantha Mulder and the fact that it was the last “real” season before everything started to go all to hell. I

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Investigating The X-Files: Season 6, Part 2

When Season 6 rocks, it produces an extravaganza of some of my all-time favorite episodes. When it sucks, it’s enough to make me go all drooly and cross-eyed. And when the episodes are just average, their very averageness somehow irritates

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Investigating The X-Files: Season 6, part 1

I’ve noticed that after an important myth event, “The X-Files” tends to follow with a nice long patch of monsters of the week. They provide a well-deserved opportunity for decompression and reflection, but not all of these one-offs are created

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