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Chinese Product Placement in The Big Bang Theory

by Yiping Yang/Latitude News American companies place products in films and television shows all the time. Now Chinese brands are also getting into the act, placing their products in American movies and television programs that Chinese viewers watch. The Big Bang Theory is an example. The show consistently attracts high ratings among American viewers. It is also [...]

The Late Movies: My New Favorite Band, The Milk Carton Kids

I came across a band (well, two guys) and I think you should listen to them; they’re sort of a mixture of Simon & Garfunkel, the Jayhawks, and Gillian Welch — in other words, somewhere in the modern folk/Americana genre, or “two dudes and two acoustic guitars.” I saw them open for Over the [...]