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V.23 No.37 | 9/11/2014
“It’s a children’s book I’ve been working on. I hope you like it.”

Film Review

The Drop

Noted author Dennis Lehane tries his hand scripting his own slow-burn crime drama

By Devin D. O’Leary
James Gandolfini’s final film, The Drop, takes a stroll on the seedy side of Brooklyn.

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V.23 No.36 | 9/4/2014
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

Restaurant Review

Fresh Fish by a Ghostly Sea

Down N Dirty Seafood Boil

By Gail Guengerich
Gail Guengerich gets deliciously messy on the shores of a prehistoric ocean.
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Cigars and Jiffy Pop? Now that’s camping.

Film Review

Land Ho!

Old friends are the best friends in slow-moving road trip through Iceland

By Devin D. O’Leary
Old friends reunite for a slow-moving road trip through Iceland in the indie comedy Land Ho!

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V.23 No.35 | 8/28/2014
Hug it out, boys. Hug it out.

Film Review

Frank

Left-of-center musical comedy finds art in the craziest places

By Devin D. O’Leary
Heady black comedy Frank takes music to a strange, new place.

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Grilled lamb chops
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

Restaurant Review

The Three Pillars of Dining

MÁS Tapas y Vino

By Ty Bannerman
Our reviewer has a slightly crooked dining experience in Downtown.
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V.23 No.34 | 8/21/2014
The man himself, the African Elvis, the Bob Dylan of Nigeria, Fela Kuti!

Film Review

Finding Fela

Musical documentary looks at the African rabble-rouser who lit a fire under a hit Broadway musical

By Devin D. O’Leary
Alex Gibney’s documentary Finding Fela explores the explosive life of rabble-rousing Nigerian musician Fela Kuti.

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Pollo gizado
photos by Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

Restaurant Review

You Bring the Duck

Pupuseria y Restaurante Salvadoreña

By Ari LeVaux
El Salvadoran pupusas add a dash of welcome variety at this South Valley restaurant.
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Book Review

All That Glitters Is Foretold

Review by Samantha Anne Carrillo

Crystal Eaters

An unusual, existential fantasy novel counts down to death.

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V.23 No.33 | 8/14/2014
Emma Stone sees dead people.

Film Review

Magic in the Moonlight

Woody Allen’s 44th film casts a charming spell

By Devin D. O’Leary
Woody Allen tries a little sleight of hand with the slim but charming period romcom Magic in the Moonlight.

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Book Review

Déjà-glued

Review by Suzanne Buck

Wise Craft

Blair Stocker’s gorgeous new craft compendium avoids common pitfalls to deliver practical, doable projects.

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V.23 No.32 | 8/7/2014
Helen Mirren for Viagra

Film Review

The Hundred-Foot Journey

Exotic foodie romance comes with the Oprah stamp of approval

By Devin D. O’Leary
Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey get togther for food and romance in The Hundred-Foot Journey.

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Tempura udon
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

Restaurant Review

International Oasis

Gen Kai rules the blacktop

By Ari LeVaux
Ari LeVaux finds a Japanese oasis rising from the Talin parking lot.

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Book Review

Thumbing Rides with the Pope of Trash

Review by Constance Moss

Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America

As quirky as the man who wrote it, Carsick takes John Waters across the country splendidly, horrifically and actually.

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V.23 No.31 | 7/31/2014
“There’s something in your eye. ... Oh, that’s my finger. Sorry.”

Film Review

I Origins

Sci-fi love story speculates there’s more to life than meets the eye

By Devin D. O’Leary
Indie filmmaker explores science and spirituality in the eyeball-obsessed I Origins.

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Book Review

Amazeballs or Abso Awk?

Review by Holly von Winckel

Totes Ridictionary

From cray-cray to twerk, the English language changes every day. But is the Totes Ridictionary the right book to guide us through?

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