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Greg Kot

Greg Kot is an American music journalist and author. Since 1990, Kot has been the music critic at the Chicago Tribune, where he covers popular music and reports on music-related social and business issues. Kot cohosts Sound Opinions which introduces itself as "the world's only rock'n' roll talk show," nationally syndicated through Chicago Public Radio, WBEZ-FM. Kot's books include Wilco: Learning How to Die, Ripped: How the Wired Generation Revolutionized Music, I'll Take You There: Mavis Staples, the Staple Singers and the March up Freedom's Highway, he co-authored The Beatles vs. The Rolling Stones: Sound Opinions on the Great Rock'n' Roll Rivalry with his Sound Opinions co-host Jim DeRogatis, his music criticism and journalism has appeared in Encyclopædia Britannica, Cash: By the Editors of Rolling Stone, Harrison: A Rolling Stone tribute to George Harrison, The Trouser Press Guide to'90s Rock, The Rolling Stone Album Guide and MusicHound Rock: The Essential Album Guide. A longtime contributor to Rolling Stone, Kot has written for a dozen national publications, including Details, Entertainment Weekly, Men's Journal, Guitar World and Request.

Wilco: Learning How to Die, Broadway Books Ripped: How the Wired Generation Revolutionized Music, Scribner I’ll Take You There: Mavis Staples, the Staple Singers and the March up Freedom’s Highway, Scribner Greg Kot Story Gallery at the Chicago Tribune Greg Kot official website

Taboo (2002 TV series)

Taboo is a documentary television series that premiered in 2002 on the National Geographic Channel. The program is an educational look into "taboo" rituals and traditions practiced in some societies, yet forbidden and/or illegal in others; each hour-long episode details a specific topic, such as marriage or initiation rituals, explores how such topics are viewed throughout the world. Taboo focuses on the most misunderstood, despised, or disagreed-upon activities and roles. National Geographic TV producers did not produce Taboo in seasons of fixed episode counts, thus the number of episodes in each production batch varies wildly; the production order does not match the order episodes were arranged into for DVD "season" boxsets. In total, 118 episodes have aired. "Food" - Sep. 30, 2002 "Healers" - Oct. 7, 2002 "Tattoo" - Oct. 14, 2002 "Voodoo" - Oct. 21, 2002 "Witchcraft" - Oct. 28, 2002 "Marriage" - Nov. 4, 2002 "Drugs" - Nov. 11, 2002 "Evil Spirits" - Nov. 18, 2002 "Sexuality" - Dec. 2, 2002 "Death" - Dec. 9, 2002 "Test of Faith" - Dec. 23, 2002 "Blood Sports" - Dec. 29, 2002"Death" is not featured on the National Geographic page for the show.

However it does appear on the first season boxset. "Justice" - Oct. 6, 2003 "Delicacies" - Oct. 13, 2003 "Creature Cures" - Oct. 20, 2003 "After Death" - Nov. 3, 2003 "Body Perfect" - Nov. 10, 2003 "Sacred Pain" Dec. 8, 2003 "Rites of Passage" - Dec. 30, 2003 "Child Rearing" - Jan. 12, 2004 "Extreme Entertainers" - Jan. 19, 2004 "Blood Bonds" - Jan. 26, 2004 "Marks of Identity" - Mar. 15, 2004 "Initiation" - Mar. 23, 2004 "Outcasts" - Jun. 14, 2004 "Extreme Living" - Jun. 30, 2004 "Spirit Worlds" - Jul. 07, 2004 "Extreme Cuisine" - Jul. 14, 2004 "Extreme Childhood" - Jul. 21, 2004 "Body Cutters" - Jul. 28, 2004 "Body Art" - Aug. 04, 2004 "Gross Grub" - Sept. 13, 2004 "Rites of Manhood" - Sept. 20, 2004 "Possessed" - Oct. 4, 2004 "Altered States" - Oct. 4, 2004 "Gender Benders" - Oct. 18, 2004 "Blood Rites" - Nov. 8, 2004 "Crime Scene" - Jan. 27, 2005 "Gross Work" - Jan. 27, 2005 "Initiation Rituals" - Aug. 5, 2007 "Skin Deep" - Aug. 5, 2007 "Sexual Identity" - Aug. 8, 2007 "Signs of Identity" - Aug. 15, 2007 "Proving Ground" - Aug. 22, 2007 "Body Modification" - Aug. 29, 2007 "Nudity" - Sept. 5, 2007 "Trials of Faith" - Oct. 3, 2007 "Pets" - Oct. 10, 2007 "Gross Food" - Oct. 31, 2007 "Extreme Performers" - Nov. 11, 2007 "Jobs" - Nov. 14, 2007 "Mating" - Nov. 21, 2007 "Touching Death" - Aug. 6, 2008 "Extreme Kids" - Aug. 6, 2008 "Supreme Devotion" - Aug. 13, 2008 "Body Extremes" - Aug. 20, 2008 "Extreme Healing" - Aug. 27, 2008 "Trial by Fire" - Sept. 3, 2008 "Extreme Eats" - Sept. 10, 2008 "Outsiders" - Sept. 17, 2008 "Drugs" - Oct. 15, 2008 "The Third Sex" - Oct. 22, 2008 "Extreme Punishment" - Oct. 29, 2008 "Bizarre Bodies" - Nov. 10, 2008 "Extreme Rituals" - Nov. 24, 2008 "Spilling Blood" - Dec. 1, 2008 "Sex" - Dec. 8, 2008 "Prostitution" - Jan.

17, 2010 "Fat" - Jan. 20, 2010 "Misfits" - Jan. 27, 2010 "Narcotics" - Feb. 3, 2010 "Strange Love" - Feb. 10, 2010 "Beyond the Grave" - Feb. 17, 2010 "Beauty" - May 2, 2011 "Fantasy Lives" - May 2, 2011 "Addiction" - May 9, 2011 "Hoarders" - May 16, 2011 "Prison Love" - May 23, 2011 "Forbidden Love" - Jun. 12, 2011 "Secret Lives" - Jan. 3, 2012 "Odd Couples" - Jan. 10, 2012 "Extreme Fighting" - Jan. 17, 2012 "Freaky Remedies" - Jan. 24, 2012 "Living With the Dead" - Jun. 17, 2012 "Strange Behavior" - Jun. 24, 2012 "Booze" - Jul. 1, 2012 "Teen Sex" - Jul. 8, 2012 "Extreme Collectors" - Jul. 15, 2012 "Ugly" - Jul. 22, 2012 "Nasty Jobs" - Jul. 29, 2012 "Weird Weddings" - Aug. 5, 2012 "Strange Passions" - Aug. 19, 2012 "U. S. of Alcohol" - Sept. 2, 2012 "Extreme Bodies" - Sept. 23, 2012 "Changing Gender" - Sept. 30, 2012 "Weird Collections" - Oct. 2, 2012 "Private Passions" - Oct. 9, 2012 "Old Enough?" - Oct. 16, 2012 "Strange Syndromes" - Oct. 23, 2012 "Bizarre Burials" - Oct. 30, 2012 "Devils and Demons" - Nov. 19, 2012 This "season" consists of episodes from a spin-off series: "Taboo USA".

"Secret Passions" - Jun. 04, 2013 "Strange Bonds" - Jun. 11, 2013 "Odd Jobs" - Jun. 18, 2013 "Forever Young" - Jun. 25, 2013 "Strange Obsessions" - Jul. 02, 2013 "Inked, Pierced & Hooked" - Jul. 09, 2013 "Extreme Obesity" - Jul. 16, 2013 "Strange Medicine" - Jul. 23, 2013 "Body Shock" - Jul. 30, 2013 "Home Strange Home" - Aug. 06, 2013 "Strange Medicine" - Dec. 17, 2013 "Sex Swap" - 2007 "Marked for Life" - March 2, 2008 "Quest for Acceptance" - March 26, 2008 "Ritualized" - Dec. 5, 2014 "New Shades of Sex" - Dec. 5, 2014 "Express Your Body" - Dec. 5, 2014 Miss Plus America, Steph DeWaegeneer. The Lizardman, Erik Sprague, featured in the episode "Outcast". Official website Taboo at TV.com Taboo on IMDb

Christopher Hughes II

Christopher Robert "Chris" Hughes II M. D. is a fictional character from the CBS soap opera. The role was most notably portrayed by Bailey Chase from 2003 to 2005, Dylan Bruce from 2007 to 2008 and two-time Emmy nominee Daniel Cosgrove in 2010. Dr. Chris Hughes was played by nine actors throughout the character's run including Adam Hirshan from 1986 to 1990, Eren Ross Cannata from 1990 to 1991, Christian Siefert from 1992 to January 28, 1998, Ben Jorgenson in 1999, Paul Korver from 1999 to March 8, 2001 and Alan White from July 3, 2002, to September 17, 2002; the role was soon cast with actor Bailey Chase from January 29, 2003, to January 20, 2005. Chase went on to star in various primetime series such as the MyNetworkTV telenovela series Watch Over Me and the FX drama Damages, among many other projects. Following Chase's departure, Dylan Bruce took over the role from October 25, 2007, to October 15, 2008. Bruce had auditioned for a number of soap operas and played the role of a rat turned into a man by on NBC's Passions in 2005.

Bruce's agent Michael Bruno got him an audition for the role of "Nate" and his tape was sent to the show's casting director Mary Clay Boland before he was hired for the role of Chris. Bruce sat down with Soap Opera Digest columnist Jennifer Lenhart to discuss his role and his enjoyment to be working with the show's veterans. "But I like. And when they're on-screen the longtime fans love that having me back means seeing Don Hastings and Kathryn Hays more." —Dylan Bruce, Soap Opera Digest After Bruce was let go from the show nearly a year the show cast Daniel Cosgrove in the role and he began airing in March 2010 until the final episode on September 17, 2010. Cosgrove joined ATWT following the finale of the long-running CBS soap opera Guiding Light after having played the role of Bill Lewis III from 2002 to 2005 and 2007 to 2009. Cosgrove played the role of Scott Chandler on the ABC soap opera All My Children from 1995 to 1997 before returning to the show from 2010 to 2011 after taking over for the departing Adam Mayfield.

Before returning to AMC, Cosgrove was said to be in talks with One Life to Live to play the role of Joey Buchanan. Cosgrove led a long career outside of daytime, having appeared in shows such as Beverly Hills 90210 and Dirty Sexy Money. Daniel Cosgrove from March 11, 2010 to September 17, 2010 Dylan Bruce from October 2007 to October 14, 2008 Bailey Chase from January 2003 to January 2005 Alan White from July 2002 to September 2002 Paul Korver from 1999 to March 2001 Ben Jorgenson 1999 Christian Siefert from 1992 to 1998 Eren Ross Cannata from 1990 to 1991 Adam Hirshan from 1987 to 1990 Dr. Chris Hughes is a member of the long-standing Hughes family of Oakdale, Illinois, he is the son of Bob Hughes and Kim Hughes, the brother of Tom Hughes, Frannie Hughes, Sabrina Hughes and Andy Dixon. He is the grandson of Chris Hughes and the town's matriarch Nancy Hughes. Growing up in the town's most respected family, Chris at times felt unwanted pressure to become a certain type of man and follow in the footsteps of his father in the medical profession.

He became a doctor at Oakdale Memorial Hospital and traveled the world with the Global Health Association, medically assisting those less than fortunate. Chris' relationships include Katie Peretti, Molly Conlan, Abigail Williams, Emily Stewart, Sofie Duran, Alison Stewart before settling down with his first love Katie at the conclusion of the series in 2010. At the end of the series, Chris battled a rare disease he was diagnosed with while overseas that resulted in heart failure, he received a heart transplant from donor Reid Oliver in one of the show's final major storylines. The character of Chris Hughes came under some fire during Cosgrove's run because of his character being saved from a heart ailment while his rival Dr. Reid Oliver was sacrificed and killed off in the final week of the show. Chris returned to town in 2010 after being diagnosed with a failing heart and Reid was the only person who knew of his condition and who could cure him. Reid became a close friend and with the assistance of Katie, Chris came to terms with the end of his life.

However, while in pursuit of a donor heart Reid was killed. With columnist Michael Fairman, Stevens praised his co-star Cosgrove over his professionalism and their character's growing from rivals to friends. "I love playing with Daniel Cosgrove. He is a great, guy. Reid will help Chris along the way, and, part of story."—Eric Sheffer Stevens, Michael Fairman On-Air On-Soaps The controversy arose because Reid, a gay character, was killed and his relationship with Luke Snyder sacrificed, while Chris and Katie, a heterosexual couple, were permitted to have a happy ending, with the characters marrying. While Stevens himself dismissed the decision of the writers to intentionally kill off a gay character, both characters' fan bases were at odds. Christopher Hughes from soapcentral.com Chris Hughes from soaps.com