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Music Review: Ben Folds – ‘So There’

Ben Folds So There

Classical crossover is big right now, and Ben Folds proves an uncommon master on these eight fascinating songs. Read More »

Dustin Costa, Rising Novelist From The Slammer

Dustin Costa Squirrel Days

Slammer Books' philosophy is best summed up by a quote from its first publication, "Squirrel Days": "Time to take my life in my hands again". Read More »

Theater Review (Seattle): ‘John Baxter is a Switch Hitter’ at Intiman Theatre

The Seattle Fireflies take on the San Francisco Hornets in Intiman Theatre’s 'John Baxter is a Switch Hitter.' Photo by Chris Bennion.

'John Baxter is a Switch Hitter' has an intriguing premise - a straight ringer at the Gay Softball World Series - but the result is like a promising minor leaguer called up to the bigs way too early. Read More »

Al Arbour Dies – NY Islanders Coaching Legend Led Team to Four Straight Stanley Cups

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Ask any of the players who were lucky enough to call Arbour "coach," and all will say similar glowing things about his leadership that led their team to four consecutive championships. Read More »

Theater Review (Off Broadway, 2015 NYC Fringe Festival): ‘An Inconvenient Poop’

Shawn Shafner, 'AN INCONVENIENT POOP,' 2015 NY Fringe Festival

“We are all poopers. We need to stop our fecal denial and talk about what to do with our shit!” This is the resounding message of An Inconvenient Poop, one of the notable offerings at the 2015 New York Fringe Festival, in its world premiere. A fantastical and humorous solo production created and performed by Shawn Shafner and directed by ... Read More »

POTUS 2016 Poll: Should Joe Biden Challenge Hillary Clinton?

Should Biden enter the Dems POTUS race?

Is it time for Vice President Joe Biden to enter the POTUS 2016 race and challenge Hillary Clinton? Vote in our poll. Read More »

Movie Review: ‘Ricki and the Flash’ – Meryl Streep Is Terrific

Springfield and Streep

Meryl Streep's "Ricki and the Flash" - get the soundtrack, it's the best part! Enjoyable, uneven music movie about a has-been rocker, her band and her complicated family life. Read More »

PlayStation 4 Review: ‘Risen 3: Titan Lords Enhanced Edition’ from Piranha Bytes

Risen 3, Titan Lords, Enhanced Edition,

'Risen 3: Titan Lords' is a flawed, but deep pirate-themed, action roleplaying game. While the new Enhanced Edition's release lacked much fanfare, it is a significant upgrade. Unfortunately, the game still lacks the polish required for wider appeal. Read More »

Card Game Review: ‘Exploding Kittens’ – the Most Subscribed Kickstarter in History

exploding kittens card game

'Exploding Kittens' is a terrific and hilarious game great for family or adult game nights. Read More »

Movie Review: ‘Tom at the Farm’ Is a Haunting, Homoerotic Hitchcock Homage

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Xavier Dolan's psychosexual thriller from 2013 finally receives a U.S. release, and it was worth the wait. Read More »