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Book: God Emperor of Dune

Set several millennia after the events of the previous three books, God Emperor follows the latter days of the galactic reign of a transformed Leto II Atreides, son of Paul Muad'dib, and the society, and dissidence, that long rule has brought about.
posted by cortex on Mar 2, 2016 - 16 comments

Book: Children of Dune

Book three of Frank Herbert's Dune series follows the young twin children of Paul Muad'dib as the navigate a changing Arrakis and a dangerous web of galactic political conspiracies.
posted by cortex on Jan 26, 2016 - 11 comments

Book: Dune Messiah

The second book in Frank Herbert's Dune series, detailing the events surrounding Emperor Paul Muad'dib, his confederates, and his enemies, in the years following a galaxy-spanning Fremen jihad.
posted by cortex on Nov 23, 2015 - 25 comments

Book: Dune

The landmark first novel in Frank Herbert's Dune canon, which introduces a far-future universe in which the fate of a pan-galactic human empire hangs on the machinations of powerful families, political machinations, and the life and leadership of a young Paul Atreides.
posted by cortex on Oct 21, 2015 - 145 comments

Shameless (US): Like Father, Like Daughter  Season 4, Ep 3

Frank finds his oldest child; Fiona meets her boyfriend’s brother. [more inside]
posted by John Cohen on Aug 12, 2015 - 0 comments

Shameless (US): My Oldest Daughter  Season 4, Ep 2

Frank tells Carl his liver has “finally given up.” “No more alcohol. Just drugs — whatever you can get me.” Carl tries to find drugs and a liver transplant for Frank. [more inside]
posted by John Cohen on Aug 1, 2015 - 0 comments

Shameless (US): Simple Pleasures  Season 4, Ep 1

At the beginning of season 4, Debbie is a surly teenager, Lip is starting college, Fiona and Mike are adjusting to their new relationship, V finds out she’s pregnant, and Ian is missed. [more inside]
posted by John Cohen on Jul 9, 2015 - 3 comments

Shameless (US): Survival of the Fittest  Season 3, Ep 12

After Frank collapses in his jail cell, he wakes up in a hospital bed and thinks he’s in Heaven. A doctor tells him he’s not dead, but he will be soon unless he stops drinking. Meanwhile, Fiona leaves a dramatic series of messages for Jimmy … [more inside]
posted by John Cohen on Apr 6, 2015 - 2 comments

Shameless (US): Order Room Service  Season 3, Ep 11

Fiona tells the kids to start thinking about the possibility of moving to Michigan. Then she picks up Jimmy’s cell phone and hears from Ann Arbor Rentals about a deposit Jimmy put on a studio in Michigan. [more inside]
posted by John Cohen on Apr 2, 2015 - 4 comments

Shameless (US): Civil Wrongs  Season 3, Ep 10

Frank vaults into an elite position as spokesperson for the gay community, giving speeches that are cringe-inducingly unprepared but manage to hit just the right notes to appeal to donors to Abraham Page’s organization. Then Alistair Huddleston shows up touting his Return to Paradise Project, which offers reparative therapy to convert gay people to heterosexuality through “clinical fornication” — “no shame … no guilt … no knowledge of things that distract us from God’s love.” [more inside]
posted by John Cohen on Mar 30, 2015 - 3 comments

Shameless (US): Frank the Plumber  Season 3, Ep 9

In a pivotal episode, Frank becomes a gay-rights hero, Fiona and Jimmy both get new jobs, Fiona hits it off with her supervisor, Jimmy decides he wants to go to med school, and two love triangles reach new lows. [more inside]
posted by John Cohen on Mar 26, 2015 - 5 comments

Shameless (US): Where There's a Will  Season 3, Ep 8

The Gallaghers’ cousin, Patrick, is trying to take their house away from them by enforcing Aunt Ginger’s will, which superseded the Gallaghers’ version of her will at the end of the previous episode. The Gallaghers know both wills are fraudulent, but they can’t reveal how they know. [more inside]
posted by John Cohen on Mar 23, 2015 - 0 comments

Shameless (US): A Long Way From Home  Season 3, Ep 7

Fiona seeks custody of her siblings. [more inside]
posted by John Cohen on Mar 20, 2015 - 4 comments

Shameless (US): Cascading Failures  Season 3, Ep 6

The Department of Family Services (DFS) puts Fiona’s siblings in foster care. [more inside]
posted by John Cohen on Mar 15, 2015 - 1 comment

Shameless (US): The Sins of My Caretaker  Season 3, Ep 5

The city plans to do some sewer work in the Gallaghers’ backyard soon, so Frank and his kids need to dig up Aunt Ginger first. Fiona tells Frank his motivation: “You buried a body and you stole from the federal government — you will never get out of prison.” But Fiona also realizes that any of them could them could be charged as accomplices. [more inside]
posted by John Cohen on Mar 13, 2015 - 2 comments

Shameless (US): The Helpful Gallaghers  Season 3, Ep 4

Fiona throws a party at her house for the other cashiers from work, who are all women, to talk about how their boss, Bobby, coerces them to give oral sex. Fiona declares: “Our mouths are not his property to use as he pleases … It’s sexual harassment.” [more inside]
posted by John Cohen on Mar 9, 2015 - 0 comments

Shameless (US): May I Trim Your Hedges?  Season 3, Ep 3

Kevin’s estranged wife, Cheryl, and her son, Kyle, are staying at Kev and V’s house. V doesn’t believe that Cheryl showed up because her car broke down. Kevin: “What do you think, she broke her car on purpose?” V: “I think she broke you on purpose … and I put you back together, and now she’s here to take back what I fixed.” Kevin is preparing divorce papers, but forgets about them when Cheryl says Kyle might be his. [more inside]
posted by John Cohen on Mar 5, 2015 - 0 comments

Shameless (US): The American Dream  Season 3, Ep 2

Fiona is dealing with the fallout of having paid $1,000 at the end of the previous episode to manage her own night at Meg's club, when the family needs to pay the property tax. Now she has to be “entrepreneurial.” Lip is upset that Fiona did this of her own accord, without consulting the rest of the family — “if we’re going to be every man for himself, this family is going under, fast.” [more inside]
posted by John Cohen on Mar 3, 2015 - 4 comments

Shameless (US): El Gran Cañon  Season 3, Ep 1

Frank is stuck in Mexico without a passport. Debbie is the only one who seems to care that Frank has been missing for 137 days. She’s made a shrine to him with a bottle of Old Style beer. [more inside]
posted by John Cohen on Feb 28, 2015 - 2 comments

Shameless (US): Fiona Interrupted  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 12

Lip is with Karen at the hospital, while the rest of the Gallagher siblings return home to see the kitchen spattered in blood from their mom’s suicide attempt. Fiona and Jimmy/Steve start making out and go to the bedroom, but they’re interrupted by a sad Debbie and Carl, who fall asleep in the bed. (This episode seems to be about interruption — see the title.) Sheila and Jody have brought home Karen’s baby. After Karen is released, she finds her baby and gives her mom an ultimatum: “Me or the baby.” [more inside]
posted by John Cohen on Feb 25, 2015 - 7 comments

Shameless (US): Just Like the Pilgrims Intended  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 11

The Thanksgiving episode. Monica is depressed and has stopped taking her medication — “I don’t wanna be me anymore.” Debbie is worried she might have inherited depression from her mom. [more inside]
posted by John Cohen on Feb 22, 2015 - 6 comments

Shameless (US): A Great Cause  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 10

Monica discovers her kids’ “squirrel fund” and uses it to buy drugs, a car, and toys. [more inside]
posted by John Cohen on Feb 20, 2015 - 2 comments

Shameless (US): Hurricane Monica  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 9

Monica and Frank are back together — the first time we get to see what they’re like as a couple. Fiona walks in on them having sex in the kitchen, and scolds them for the inappropriate location (hypocritically — see the pilot). Fiona puts her mom on birth control because “the world doesn’t need another Gallagher.” [more inside]
posted by John Cohen on Feb 18, 2015 - 0 comments

Shameless (US): Parenthood  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 8

Fiona and Lip agree that Fiona will get her GED, and Lip will go back to high school after dropping out for a week. Frank walks in on Ian and Mickey having sex in the Kash & Grab. [more inside]
posted by John Cohen on Feb 16, 2015 - 1 comment

Shameless (US): A Bottle of Jean Nate  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 7

Frank’s mom, Peggy, is staying at the Gallaghers’ house. Peggy to Carl: “Anything you’re good at? How about let’s teach you a skill” — starting a meth lab. Jasmine has a boat party, and invites both Steve and Fiona. Steve, who still doesn’t see why it’s such a big deal whether he’s named Steve or Jimmy, tells Fiona to “just say the word” and he’ll leave his wife. Fiona: “The fact that you would do that, means that we can never be together.” [more inside]
posted by John Cohen on Feb 14, 2015 - 0 comments

Shameless (US): Can I Have a Mother  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 6

Frank’s mom, Peggy, is out of prison. Frank’s response to seeing his mom: “Jesus, they let you out?” “Tricked ‘em into thinking I was dying, so they let me out early!” She had been serving a long sentence for the death of her conspirators in an explosion of their meth lab. She goes to the Gallaghers’ house, and the first thing she does is break a hole in the bathroom wall, remove some suspicious items, and bribe Debbie and Carl to keep “our little secret.” [more inside]
posted by John Cohen on Feb 9, 2015 - 3 comments

Shameless (US): Father’s Day  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 5

Sheila has regressed — she’s staying in her bedroom and won’t even leave to use the bathroom. Frank: “Even Osama had to come out of his cave once in a while.” Sheila: “And look what happened to him.” [more inside]
posted by John Cohen on Feb 6, 2015 - 4 comments

Shameless (US): A Beautiful Mess  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 4

Sheila is literally making great strides in going outside. Frank is worried she’ll go back to working at her old job and realize she can do better than him. Lip’s good advice to Frank: “No one trades an MVP.” Frank understands: “Make myself valuable, untradeable.” But Frank has an ever better idea: convince the recovering agoraphobe that “the world out there is a scary place” — by making it “even scarier”! [more inside]
posted by John Cohen on Jan 31, 2015 - 12 comments

Shameless (US): I’ll Light a Candle for You Every Day  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 3

The episode opens with a dream scene where Fiona is having sex with Craig, who turns into Debbie telling Fiona something about dead people. [more inside]
posted by John Cohen on Jan 27, 2015 - 7 comments

Shameless (US): Summer Loving  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 2

Frank learns that one of the former regulars at the bar, Dottie, a.k.a “Butterface,” doesn’t have long to live unless she gets a heart transplant. Frank keeps stopping by her house, being uncharacteristically nice about helping her out. [more inside]
posted by John Cohen on Jan 20, 2015 - 3 comments

Shameless (US): Summertime  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 1

Frank loses a $10,000 bet with a man named Baby at the Alibi about whether Baby can withstand getting tasered twice. [more inside]
posted by John Cohen on Jan 16, 2015 - 3 comments

Shameless (US): Father Frank, Full of Grace  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 12

In the Season 1 finale, Eddie and Lip separately hunt down Frank … [more inside]
posted by John Cohen on Jan 12, 2015 - 17 comments

Movie: Frank

Based on author Jon Ronson's time spent playing keyboard as part of Frank Sidebottom's band. [more inside]
posted by Sheydem-tants on Sep 7, 2014 - 5 comments

Shameless (US): Daddyz Girl  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 11

There are two new characters in this episode: Fiona's new friend, Jasmine, and Frank’s mom, Peggy (“Grammy” to the kids). Frank succeeds at getting a hazardous new job (with help from Debbie, who's surprisingly enthusiastic about this), but he struggles to injure himself without being caught by his new coworker, who's extraordinarily caring and protective. And Karen starts an online video diary called “DaddyzGirl.” [more inside]
posted by John Cohen on Aug 28, 2014 - 1 comment

Shameless (US): Nana Gallagher Had an Affair  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 10

In this unusually intense episode of Shameless, three of Frank’s kids get their DNA tested. Monica and Bob are fecklessly trying to raise the kids. Fiona is living with Steve next door, but still parenting the kids via audio. [more inside]
posted by John Cohen on Aug 6, 2014 - 0 comments

Shameless (US): But at Last Came a Knock  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 9

Monica! [more inside]
posted by John Cohen on Jul 26, 2014 - 2 comments

Shameless (US): It’s Time to Kill the Turtle  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 8

Frank agrees to quit drinking for two weeks in exchange for $3,000, as part of a medical experiment. Kev & V take on a foster daughter. And a huge bombshell about Steve will permanently change the way we see him. [more inside]
posted by John Cohen on Jul 18, 2014 - 3 comments

Shameless (US): Frank Gallagher: Loving Husband, Devoted Father  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 7

Those two men are still hunting down Frank and threatening to maim him over $6,000, so he decides to fake his own death. [more inside]
posted by John Cohen on Jul 10, 2014 - 3 comments

Shameless (US): Killer Carl  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 6

Carl’s school is going to expel him unless the administrators can speak with one of his parents — and Frank claims he has moral grounds for refusing to go to school. [more inside]
posted by John Cohen on Jul 1, 2014 - 0 comments

Shameless (US): Three Boys  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 5

Frank has a lump in his scrotum, and assumes he has cancer without waiting for the biopsy results. He starts to wear a tie so he’ll look nice for the Grim Reaper. [more inside]
posted by John Cohen on Jun 28, 2014 - 2 comments

Shameless (US): Casey Casden  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 4

Debbie kidnaps a two-year-old boy. [more inside]
posted by John Cohen on Jun 24, 2014 - 3 comments

Shameless (US): Frank the Plank  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 2

The one where Frank goes missing. [more inside]
posted by John Cohen on Jun 18, 2014 - 13 comments

Shameless (US): Pilot  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 1

"Fiona's purse is stolen, but a handsome stranger named Steve helps her. Lip has suspicions about Ian's sexuality, and decides he should take him to Karen Jackson to confirm his suspicions." (Wikipedia's summary.) [more inside]
posted by John Cohen on Jun 17, 2014 - 15 comments

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