April 3, 2014
"Game of Thrones" April can no longer be considered the cruelist month because it marks the return of "Game of Thrones. " Of the 52 weeks in a calendar year, only 10 are marked by new episodes of HBO's astonishingly ambitious and consistently amazing adaptation of George R.R. Martin's fantasy epic, but oh, what glory those 10 weeks can hold. Television so vivid with character, mood, setting and mythology that its growing number of fans view it with near religious fervor. Return, then, for Season 4 to Westeros, a vaguely medieval land seeded still with magic and savagery and so geographically diverse it requires several continents as cinematic stand-ins.
January 11, 2014 |
It's a numbers game on BBC America's clone conspiracy drama "Orphan Black. " And for its multitasking star Tatiana Maslany, who so far plays seven different characters, that's a lot on the mind. The sleeper hit, which drew acclaim and word-of-mouth attention with its freshman season, is gearing up for its second season return later this spring April 19. And getting back in the mind-set required a deep breath. "It was daunting to come back to it because I knew what to expect and I knew how much work it was going to be," Maslany said.
November 25, 2013 |
BBC America renewed its acclaimed sci-fi series "Orphan Black" for a 10-episode second season in May. On Monday it announced that Season 2 will premiere Saturday, April 19 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The announcement was made via a 16-second graphic trailer during the encore broadcast of "Doctor Who's" 50th anniversary special, "The Day of the Doctor. " "Orphan Black" is a Canadian series starring Tatiana Maslany ("Picture Day," "Parks and Recreation") as a number of identical women who have been cloned.
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November 13, 2013 |
The fate of a 9-year-old Lodi boy whose family was killed in a car crash last month remains up in the air as he continues to recover from his injuries. A relative told reporters at the Mexican Consulate in Sacramento on Tuesday that three weeks after the crash claimed the lives of Eden Miranda's parents, three siblings and his mother's unborn baby, talks about where he will end up are ongoing. Luis Miranda Ochoa, 32; his wife, Viviana Rodriguez Saldado, 31, who was seven months pregnant; and three of their children, Irvin, 12, Jose, 6, and Stephanie, 5, died in the crash.
October 14, 2013 |
A hug isn't a solely human impulse - bonobos do it too, to comfort distressed peers or to make up after a fight. Now, a study at a Congolese sanctuary finds that young bonobos who could handle their own emotions were better at offering others a shoulder to lean on. What's more, bonobos raised by their mothers were much better at these social and emotional skills than orphaned bonobos. The research, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, highlights the importance of mother-child bonds in developing such social and emotional abilities.
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September 8, 2013 |
When Glendale teenager Sebouh Bazikian learned how orphans in Kenya had to walk an hour to school, he wanted to find a way to help make their lives a little easier. For a year, Bazikian worked to raise about $5,000 to buy 43 new bicycles through the organization World Bike Relief, which delivered the bikes in August to the children at the Machao Orphanage in Makueni County, about 115 miles from the country's capital of Nairobi, the Glendale News-Press reports . Bazikian traveled to Makueni to be there when the orphans received the bikes.