Review

Staff Meals at the World's Best Restaurants
12:32 am
Fri January 18, 2013

Book Review: "Come In, We're Closed"

Our David Delegator has a review of a new book that is, in many ways, a food lover’s dream. Called Come In, We're Closed: An Invitation to Staff Meals at the World's Best Restaurants, it takes readers behind the locked doors of some of the world’s finest restaurants to see what the most acclaimed chefs whip up just for the staff meals. Nothing off the menu, this is when the chefs test and create some amazing and unique dishes.


The Big Screen
12:31 am
Fri January 18, 2013

Movie Review: Gangster Squad

A few weeks ago I compared a film to an impromptu casserole made from available ingredients on your pantry shelf.  So let’s stick with the culinary metaphor once again and whip up a big pot of movie soup.


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The Big Screen
12:31 am
Fri January 11, 2013

Top 10 Movies of 2012

It’s the time of year when film writers everywhere offer up their “Ten Best” lists. Granted, you’ll not see movies of this quality in one sitting, or even over a couple of months. And, it’s entirely possible you may have missed some of these jewels simply because of time constraints, or maybe you never heard of them before.


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Author Camille Paglia
12:32 am
Fri January 4, 2013

Book Review: "Glittering Images: A Journey Through Art from Egypt to Star Wars"

Our Jane Durrell has a review of the dynamic, thought provoking book Glittering Images: A Journey Through Art from Egypt to Star Wars by acclaimed cultural critic Camille Paglia.


The Big Screen
12:31 am
Fri January 4, 2013

Movie Review: Django Unchained

I know many of us have gone to a movie simply because of the “over-hype” where the end product was nowhere nearly as good as the sales job. I have just discovered another arena of disappointment: “over-expectation.” As a big fan of westerns and of the films of Quentin Tarantino, I have awaited Django Unchained as if it were the star on top of the Christmas tree. Imagine my surprise when the film he delivered did not live up to what I envisioned he could deliver. And I’m not saying it’s a bad film, but it has enough little things wrong with it to chalk it up as a disappointment.


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