When my friend Daddy Gee rolled into town—after a long summer and a hatful of both hope and heartbreak for us and for many in our mutual circle—we decided it would be best to keep it simple. That meant visiting a local joint that would be slow in the mid-afternoon, a place where other humans we might encounter could well be known entities of a small town where we were both awfully comfortable. Besides that, I told Gee, I’ve got a meeting at AirDance ArtSpace at 3:30 and am never late to such business affairs.
Coming-of-age drama paints impressionistic portrait of preteen life
By Devin D. O’Leary
Filmmaker Jeremiah Zagar (In a Dream, Captivated: The Trials of Pamela Smart) takes his history with short films and documentaries and spins it into his first narrative feature, an impressive, impressionistic portrait of imperfect childhood. Taking its cue from other, unhurried snapshots of youth like Boyhood, Moonlight and The Florida Project, this vivid memoir spills out a series of incidents that slowly coalesce into an adolescent tale of masculine self-discovery.
The family that writes together fights together in A-list acting display
By Devin D. O’Leary
They say that, “behind every great man there is a great woman.” That axiom gets taken apart like a Swiss watch and examined under the loupe in the high-class literary drama/handcrafted Oscar bait The Wife.
Los Ranchos Bakery has big city vibe with neighborhood charm
By Robin Babb
So often forgotten in the world of breakfast pastries, the scone is the effortless liaison between sweet and savory, and can work perfectly with eggs, or as a stand-in for a doughnut. The underlying base of Los Ranchos Bakery's scones is truly what carries the day—be they savory or sweet.
New Laguna Burger location proves as tasty as ever
By Hosho McCreesh
With their first in-town location opening last December, Laguna Burger has taken the I-40 road trip reluctance and instantly replaced it with nearby convenience—not to mention quality casual dining at prices that'll have mall chain franchises gulping and tugging at their collar.