Monthly Archives: January 2011

The latest in fake food

One of the Saturday newspaper sections I recycle without reading nearly every week is “USA Weekend,” the full-color, useless USA Today rag, the closest thing to People magazine I ever go near.  But every few months I’m enticed by a … Continue reading

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The music is too damn loud!

An edited version of this was published in the Daily Hampshire Gazette, Northampton, Mass., on Jan. 8, 2011. I’ve been a faithful First Night attendee for the five years I’ve lived in Northampton; I’ve had a marvelous time and noted … Continue reading

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Film comment: Fishing for something deeper

Note:  All of my film reviews contain plot “spoilers,” so consider yourself forewarned. Catfish is a great example of a film that could’ve been so much more, had it been made by more mature directors, but it’s also a perfect … Continue reading

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The reality check is in the mail

The following is a letter to the editor of the Daily Hampshire Gazette in Northampton, Massachusetts.  As the Gazette, like most newspapers, has a publishing limit on the number of letters per writer per month, and I’m much more eager … Continue reading

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