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2013 – We Survive A Year of Computer Meltdowns,
Government Shutdowns, and Embrace A New Pope

Friday, January 17th, 2014
by on Living Around

Depending upon your point of view, the number 13 signals bad luck or good luck. There was plenty of both in 2013. Washington was responsible

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Django Unchained
The All American Outlaw…Who’s Black

Thursday, January 17th, 2013
by on Playing Around

“Killing White folks for money…what’s not to like?” So says our titular hero, Django (Jamie Foxx in some of the best work he’s done since

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Shakespeare vs. Tarantino: Let the Carnage Begin

Friday, August 17th, 2012
by on Playing Around

What if Shakespeare had written Pulp Fiction? That’s the question written on the playbill of Pulp Shakespeare, one of many new plays being presented by

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Savages—The Bloodlust of Oliver Stone

Saturday, July 7th, 2012
by on Playing Around

Whatever else you think about Oliver Stone’s directorial style, you have to give him this—he knows how to set a tone. When the opening scene

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Rental Reboot: Performance (1970)

Thursday, May 26th, 2011
by on Playing Around

Growing up as a fan of The Rolling Stones, I had always known Mick Jagger dabbled in acting. I also knew he played a drugged-out

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American Idol’s Lesson: Don’t Count Out the Underdog

Thursday, May 21st, 2009
by on Playing Around

American Idol has crowned another winner and for those who watched all season (suffering through Tatiana and other disasters) seeing Kris Allen top frontrunner Adam

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Woman Around Town: Claire Holt—Capturing Faces

Sunday, March 22nd, 2009
by on Woman Around Town

These days with cell phones, anyone can take a photograph. Capturing a person’s personality, mood, and spirit in a photo takes an experienced eye. That

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