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  • Best Fudge Recipes

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    Best Fudge Recipes I love baking for the holidays. There are always so many new recipes to try. One of my favorite holiday treats is homemade fudge (without nuts, of course). If your family loves fudge as much as mine does, make them the kind you know they like, and then have them try one […]

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    foods to eat when you have cancer

    FOODS TO EAT WHILE UNDERGOING CANCER TREATMENT Cancer has personally hit home this past month when one of my dearest friends mom was diagnosed with a very serious form of colon cancer. I was in contact with her right away discussing what she should be eating during her treatment because she had been told and […]

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    cupcake red velvet wine

    CUPCAKE RED VELVET WINE Cupcake Red Velvet wine was unexpectedly excellent! From Livermore, CA the 2011 Cupcake Red Velvet is a blend of red varietals with a Zinfandel base. Released winter of 2012, it was harvested Sept. – Oct. 2011 and has an alcohol content of 13.5%. According to the winemaker, the wine has “fantastic […]

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    movie review of seized

    MOVIE REVIEW OF ”SEIZED” Not only does “Acts of Vengeance” director Isaac Florentine’s cartel crime saga “Seized” (**1/2 OUT OF ****) live up to its title, but also Scott Adkins whips three thugs in one scene with his wrists duck taped behind his back! Indeed, everything before this unforgettable fracas after our protagonist, Richard (Scott […]

  • You Want A Revolution?


    You Want A Revolution? Every November 5th for Guy Fawkes day (or for, you know, an intense U.S. election) I start feeling a little wily and dream about starting a revolution. Not a violent one or even one that involves transfers of power or me taking office of some kind, but a revolution centered around […]


    movie review of the owners

    MOVIE REVIEW OF ”THE OWNERS” Believe it or not, home invasion movies are not a new phenomenon. In fact, one of the earliest examples of the genre was silent movie director D. W. Griffith’s 8-minute length film “The Lonely Villa” (1909). Basically, location dictates whether a movie can qualify as a home invasion thriller. If […]


    honest thief

    MOVIE REVIEW OF ”HONEST THIEF” The contemporary Liam Neeson crime thriller “Honest Thief” (** OUT ****) lives up to its oxymoronic title. As the protagonist, Neeson plays Tom Dolan, a resourceful but sympathetic bank robber who pulled a hitch in the Marine Corps as a demolition expert. One day, quite by accident, Dolan discovers the […]

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    Bruce Springsteen

     FALL MUSIC REVIEWS Pop-punk tabloid rapper Machine Gun Kelly claims his recent hit single “Concert for Aliens” is a metaphor for social unrest and the end of the world, which is undeniably true. After all, who can question the gritty authenticity of lyrics about crash-landing in a UFO and being stuck on a roller coaster? […]

  • NOW HEAR THIS! Best Album Reviews!

    Nick Frater

    NOW HEAR THIS! Best Album Reviews! This week’s column leads off with reviews of albums by two of the finest acts on Americana/roots rock scene. That genre is also represented by one of its most promising newer artists, Max Clarke of Cut Worms. Elsewhere things go pop with excellent releases from Nick Frater and Ryan […]

  • The Newly Released Documentary, “Other Music”

    other music

    The Newly Released Documentary, “Other Music” The newly released documentary, “Other Music,” serves as both a love letter and sympathy card for a one-of-a-kind record store. So it’s only appropriate that the film opens with a New Orleans-style second-line funeral, complete with a somewhat avant-garde marching band, festive umbrellas, and the progression from sorrow to celebration that […]

  • Lady Gaga’s Premiere Episode of Gaga Radio

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    Lady Gaga’s Premiere Episode of Gaga Radio I’m the worst thing and the best thing that’s ever happened to all of you,” declares Lady Gaga in the premiere episode of” Gaga Radio,” a weekly interview show that Apple Music describes as a “celebration of dance music when we need it most.” The series debuted on Aug. […]