Posts Tagged ‘don’

Kissing the Frog

Last Call
Maybe it’s because the current class of 21-and-ups are nice. Maybe it’s because I’m older and wiser. Maybe it’s because you catch more flies with beer than you do with vinegar. Whatever the reason, I don...


Something Special

LAURIE BARKER JAMES
In Spanish, “algo” translates into “something.” And the menu at Mi Tierra Latin Fusion Restaurant is literally full of algos. Every section is preceded by “algo”: “algo to start,”...



Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Amelia (PG) Hilary Swank stars in Mira Nair’s biography of the aviatrix Amelia Earhart. Also with Richard Gere, Ewan McGregor, Christopher Eccleston, Joe Anderson, Mia Wasikowska, and Cherry Jones. (Opens Friday)...


Service Counts

Last Call
It’s easy to take good service for granted. I’m really impressed by servers who anticipate my needs, instinctively show up when I want something, and are generally unobtrusive. What I don’t like are the over-t...



Losing (Climate) Control

Gwynne Dyer
My youngest daughter is 17, so she will have lived most of her life before the worst of the warming hits. But her later years will not be easy, and her kids will have it very hard from the start. As for their kids, I just don&#...


**ONLINE EXCLUSIVE**

JEFF PRINCE
Back in the 1960s and 70s most people under 30 would have given their left nostril to be Chris O’Dell.



Night of the Laughing Dead

KRISTIAN LIN
Remember two weeks ago when I said Jennifer’s Body was the funniest horror movie since Shaun of the Dead? I was too quick on the trigger. Zombieland bears a much stronger resemblance to Edgar Wright’s 2004 gem. Then...


Grouchy

Last Call
Here’s the thing: I applaud anyone who opens a business right now, especially if the business is in booze. Economists look at the construction industry as a means of gauging the health and well-being of the nation’s...



“Piss” Apologia

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Went to a pleasantly small wedding several weeks ago at a bed and breakfast. So small that we five or six drinkers on hand had to bring our own hooch. As we’re all concerned about our waistlines (superficial?), we filled ...


Pool Sharks

PETER GORMAN
Just before noon on a recent Sunday morning, several cars pulled up in front of a nice but unremarkable house in Arlington. The drivers – all men in their 30s, 40s, and 50s – got out, grabbed their gear, and headed ...