1. The second series of Torchwood will air this January in the US within days of its airing in the UK. Why doesn’t the BBC do this with the parent program(me), Doctor Who?
  2. The trailer for the Doctor Who Christmas special is a total ripoff of homage to Battlestar Galactica preview sequences, with the dreamy faux Enya music followed by the martial drumming and fast cuts.
  3. Below the fold, a portrait of my colleague, Louis Warren, inspired by Russell Baker’s review of Louis’s book on Buffalo Bill; Baker explained that Louis “is a history professor and theory man.” So I ask you, what would you do with that description?

Theory Man

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