A Year in the Life of Downton Abbey: Seasonal Celebrations, Traditions, and Recipes

By Jessica Fellowes

It's 1924 and there were many adjustments on the planet of Downton Abbey in view that we have been first welcomed by means of the relations and their servants twelve years in the past. A new release of fellows has been tragically misplaced on the entrance, there are once more childrens respiring new existence into the good condo, a chauffeur now sits on the Grantham dinner desk and hems are up via a number of inches.

Yet regardless of all of this unsettling upheaval, it's a convenience to discover that many stuff at Downton stay principally unchanged. There are nonetheless events to be thrown, summer time fetes to be geared up, menus to be deliberate and farms to be run. sign up for us, then, as we discover the seasonal occasions and celebrations of the good estate—Christmas, Easter, the debutante season, the quest and more—and peer with us during the prism of the home as we research extra concerning the lives of our favourite characters, the actors who play them, and those that create the area we like so much.

Packed packed with unique new images and brimming with conventional British recipes for every calendar month, reminiscent of Eton mess and sloe gin, this gorgeous publication takes us on a desirable trip via a yr within the lifetime of Downton Abbey.

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Home Cinema Choice (November 2015)

Domestic Cinema selection is the UK's best-selling domestic cinema fanatics journal. each factor good points information and reports of the newest domestic cinema gear, from amplifiers, receivers, processors and gear amps, to DVD recorders, audio system, projectors and flat panel TVs.

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Branded Women in U.S. Television: When People Become Corporations (Critical Studies in Television)

By Peter Bjelskou

Branded girls in U.S. Television examines how The genuine Housewives of latest York City, Martha Stewart, and different girl marketers create branded televised models of the enduring U.S. housewife. utilizing their tv presence to set up and advertise their very own product traces, together with jewellery, cookware, garments, and skin care, they turn into the first actual representations of those manufacturers. whereas their companies are severe and heavily profitable, particularly truth tv permits a definite representational flexibility that enables members to create campy and infrequently tongue-in-cheek personas. Peter Bjelskou explores their cutting edge branding options, particularly the complicated relationships among their entrepreneurial endeavors and their actual our bodies, attires, tastes, and private histories. often those branded ladies converse volumes approximately their contemporaneous political environments, and this booklet illustrates how they, and plenty of different ladies in U.S. tv historical past, are indicative of bigger societal traits and structures.

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Practical MythTV: Building a PVR and Media Center PC

By Michael Still, Stewart Smith

MythTV is a robust open resource own video recorder (PVR) program that runs on Linux. built for numerous years through volunteers, it deals a sturdy and extensible platform for automating the entire stuff you might count on from a PVR, and masses more.

Practical MythTV: development a PVR and Media middle notebook takes a project-based method of imposing your individual MythTV setup. You get to choose and select the performance you need to set up in your PVR, and should study the main points of every thing from deciding on to complicated customization.

You will the right way to list your favourite tv exhibits, shop your DVDs for later playback, create a song library from your CD assortment, or even use your PVR for voiceover IP. Your PVR wouldn't be whole with no handheld remote control or the power to play again content material to different TVs in your house. You'll the way to do either one of this stuff during this publication. You'll even learn how to tips to make the most of your Xbox as a distant front-end to play again content.

Beyond those fundamentals, you'll research complicated thoughts like advertisement detection and skipping, auto-expiring content material, developing your individual issues for MythTV, and using plug-ins to do such things as demonstrate climatic conditions, RSS feeds, and photograph slide exhibits.

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What's Science Ever Done For Us: What the Simpsons Can Teach Us About Physics, Robots, Life, and the Universe

By Paul Halpern

A playful and interesting examine technology at the Simpsons

This fun ebook explores technological know-how as awarded at the longest-running and hottest lively television sequence ever made: The Simpsons. through the years, the convey has tested such concerns as genetic mutation, time shuttle, man made intelligence, or even extraterrestrial beings. ""What's technology Ever performed for Us?"" examines those and lots of different issues throughout the lens of America's favourite cartoon.

This lively technological know-how consultant will tell Simpsons lovers and entertain technological know-how buffs with a pleasant mix of enjoyable and truth. it is going to be definitely the right spouse to the approaching Simpsons movie.

The Simpsons is an impressive roadmap of contemporary matters in technological know-how. This thoroughly unauthorized, informative, and enjoyable exploration of the technology and know-how, attached with the world's most renowned caricature kin, appears to be like at vintage episodes from the exhibit to release interesting medical discussions combined with interesting speculative principles and a dose of humor. may perhaps gravitational lensing create optical illusions, equivalent to whilst Homer observed somebody invisible to all people else? Is the Coriolis influence powerful adequate to make all bogs within the Southern Hemisphere flush clockwise, as Bart was once so prepared to determine? If Earth have been at risk, would it not make experience to board a rocket, as Marge, Lisa, and Maggie did, and head to Mars? whereas Bart and Millhouse cannot cease time and feature enjoyable without end, Paul Halpern explores the theoretical chances concerning Einstein's concept of time dilation.

Paul Halpern, PhD (Philadelphia, PA) is Professor of Physics and arithmetic on the collage of the Sciences in Philadelphia and a 2002 recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship. he's additionally the writer of the good past (0-471-46595-X).

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Primetime Blues: African Americans on Network Television

A landmark learn by means of the prime critic of African American movie and television

Primetime Blues is the 1st complete background of African americans on community tv. Donald Bogle examines the stereotypes, which too frequently proceed to march around the monitor this present day, but additionally exhibits the ways that tv has been invigorated through impressive black performers, whose presence at the reveal has been of serious importance to the African American neighborhood.

Bogle's exhaustive examine strikes from the postwar period of Beulah and Amos 'n' Andy to the politically stressed sixties mirrored in I secret agent and an edgy, ultra-hip application like Mod Squad. He examines the tv of the seventies, while a country nonetheless stuck up in Vietnam and Watergate retreated into the ethnic humor of Sanford and Son and sturdy instances and the poltically conservative eighties marked by means of the unforeseen luck of The Cosby convey and the emergence of deracialized characters on such dramatic sequence as L.A. legislations. ultimately, he turns a serious eye to the tv panorama of the nineties, with exhibits resembling The clean Prince of Bel Air, i'm going to Fly Away, ER, and The Steve Harvey Show.

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The Hollywood Reporter (5 February 2016)

This journal is the fitting learn for those who like to remain within the loop approximately the entire advancements in Hollywood. The Hollywood Reporter is published a week so it usually remains brand new with the entire newest occasions and tales. it's after all produced in the place else however the megastar capitol of l. a., so it's correct within the centre of all of the gossip.

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Saturday Night: A Backstage History of Saturday Night Live

By Doug Hill

Saturday evening is the intimate historical past of the unique Saturday evening reside, from its beginnings as an outlaw application produced via an unruly band of renegades from the comedy underground to a television establishment that made stars of John Belushi, invoice Murray, Chevy Chase, Gilda Radner, Jane Curtin, Laraine Newman, Garrett Morris, Joe Piscopo and Eddie Murphy. this is often the e-book that exposed to the realm what quite occurred backstage in the course of the first ten years of this groundbreaking software, from the battles SNL fought with NBC to the battles fought in the convey itself. it is all the following: the affection affairs, betrayals, rivalries, drug difficulties, in a single day successes, and sour mess ups, combined with the construction of a few of the main outrageous and unique comedy ever. "It reads like a thriller," acknowledged the linked Press, "and could be the most sensible publication ever written approximately television." to be had for the 1st time in publication structure, this variation beneficial properties approximately fifty pictures of forged, team and sketches.

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