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Tim Arsenault is a longtime pop culture enthusiast in the Halifax region and has covered it professionally off and on over the last 30 years. He can be reached at tim.arsenault@gmail.com and followed on Twitter @nowthatstyping. 

WIDESCREEN: Seth Meyers having a moment

WIDESCREEN: Seth Meyers having a moment

The talk show host took a while to hit his stride, but strong political content is playing to his strengths.
WIDESCREEN: The Governor gets a new office, terminates contestants in campy style

WIDESCREEN: The Governor gets a new office, terminates contestants in campy style

Arnold Schwarzenegger is building his own brand first on The New Celebrity Apprentice. Among other things, his opening advice — “Now, remember the motto in here: Crush your enemies. See them driven before you. And make sure that everyone else gets fired first” — is a paraphrase of some of his dialogue from Conan the Barbarian.
WIDESCREEN: Viewing options for saying so long to 2016

WIDESCREEN: Viewing options for saying so long to 2016

The TV buffet offers a little bit of everything, from music and sports to fireworks at Halifax's Grand Parade.
WIDESCREEN: Seinfeld's alternative holiday still going strong

WIDESCREEN: Seinfeld's alternative holiday still going strong

Festivus seemed like a joke to millions of sitcom fans, but it was sadly real for the writer of the plot.
WIDESCREEN: Programmers shop for the gift that keeps on giving

WIDESCREEN: Programmers shop for the gift that keeps on giving

Finding fresh holiday entertainment perennials is easier said than done.
WIDESCREEN: NFL ratings come under video review

WIDESCREEN: NFL ratings come under video review

There's much hand-wringing in broadcasting circles over who's dropped the ball at the seemingly vulnerable league.
WIDESCREEN: Eight Days a Week captures Beatles working round the clock

WIDESCREEN: Eight Days a Week captures Beatles working round the clock

Ron Howard's documentary about the band's brief touring period blends fan footage with reminiscences from Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr.
WIDESCREEN: A pivotal moment for TV pundits

WIDESCREEN: A pivotal moment for TV pundits

The documentary Best of Enemies shows how William F. Buckley Jr. and Gore Vidal inspired today's babel of commentary.
WIDESCREEN: Dylanologists can't wait for Bob to come knockin' on Nobel's door

WIDESCREEN: Dylanologists can't wait for Bob to come knockin' on Nobel's door

The literature laureate has had a complex relationship with public displays of affection.
WIDESCREEN: Olbermann takes on Trump on the web

WIDESCREEN: Olbermann takes on Trump on the web

The longtime broadcaster doesn't have a TV gig right now, but that's not stopping him from promoting his passionate point of view.