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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

The Monotony of Monsters

 Determined to make a different kind of summer blockbuster, director Guillermo del Toro
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
 Somehow it’s no surprise pulling into the Nite Owl (830 E. Layton Ave.) on a Saturday afternoon and finding a classic car show spilling out of the parking lot. In business since
Tuesday, July 2, 2013

New books on our country and its ideals

 The signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia was the culmination of events that had occurred in Boston—the site of the Boston Massacre, the Tea Party and the Battle of Bunker Hill. National Book Award-winning author Nathaniel Philbrick examines the revolutionary
Monday, July 1, 2013
 In South Korean director Im Sang-soo’s The Taste of Money, the bright lights of Seoul cannot eclipse the darkness at society’s heart. In a family drama that reaches a Shakespearean pitch, a young assistant is drawn into the
Sunday, June 30, 2013

Love and matchmaking

It’s an incongruous juxtaposition: a modern supermarket, crowded with Orthodox Jewish men in long black coats and medieval hats, pushing shopping
Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Anarchists, undercover agents and corporate criminals

 Sarah can’t tell her husband about her job. He thinks she’s off to Dubai on private security work when really, she’s going undercover for the sinisterly-named Hiller Brood, a security contractor with powerful corporate clients
Sunday, June 23, 2013
 With the 1976 “Wings Over America” tour, Paul McCartney reached the pinnacle of post-Beatles commercial success. Rockshow, the tour documentary, is finally out on DVD and Blu-ray. The still youthful McCartney opens the performance with “Rock Show,” an evocation of the
Sunday, June 23, 2013

Pop-Culture Blues (Bell Production Company)

 Jazz might have been born without the blues, but it would have grown up differently. Trombonist Michael Treni, considered among the leading composers in contemporary jazz, explores the blues dimension in jazz on his new album. Leading an 18-piece orchestra, Treni’s “One for Duke”
Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Pixar is back with an animated creature prequel

 Those lovable ogres from Monsters, Inc. have returned. The motley, brightly colored beasts from Pixar Studio’s popular 2001 animated feature are back for Monsters University, a prequel featuring the key characters in their

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