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Gadget Review: Pocket Monkey Multi-Tool

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As a kid, watching 'MacGyver,' I knew I could handle anything as long as I had a good multi-tool in my pocket. It just got easier than ever to carry one around. Read More »

PlayStation 3 Review: ‘The Guided Fate: Paradox’

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As a congratulatory gesture, the girl/angel pulls out a club and hits you on the head. Read More »

Music Reviews: Zoot Sims Quartet – ‘Down Home,’ Donald Byrd and Pepper Adams – ‘Motor City Scene’ [Remastered]

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Two reissues that provide reliable, if not always inspired, performances. Read More »

U.S. Food for Peace Plan Needs Support in Congress

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Let's remember that our decisions on food aid policy can change lives and make or break an entire generation in whole countries and regions. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Driftwood Deeds’ by Laila Blake

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A well-written BDSM-themed story without literary pretensions. Read More »

Book Review: `Feldstein’ by Grant Geissman

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Artist, writer, and editor Al Felstein gets an impressive appreciation in a new richly-illustrated biography for fans of EC Comics and Mad Magazine. Read More »

DVD Review: ‘Garibaldi’s Lovers’

L to R: Valerio Mastandrea (Leo) and Alba Rohrwacher (Diana) in Garibaldi's Lovers.

The DVD Garibaldi's Lovers is the comedic and incisive film by Silvio Soldini features additional assets and a short film courtesy of Film Movement's monthly DVD release. Read More »

DVD Review: ‘The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts: Collector’s Edition’

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The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts is as funny to watch today as it ever was, and no one seems to laugh louder than the butt of the jokes, the man or woman of the hour. Read More »

Toy Review: ‘Gear Shift’ Puzzle Cube

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Trying to turn this in the same fashion as a "Rubik's Cube" will only make you consider hurling it at the nearest innocent bystander. Read More »

DVD Review: ‘Sanitarium’

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A trio of horror stories, each a slow-burning descent into madness, with a 'Twilight Zone' vibe rather than lots of gore. Read More »