Posts Tagged ‘home’

Xmas-Rated Theater

Big Ticket
We always welcome any theater troupe that can bring us fresh stuff for Christmas, and this week several of the local ensembles are coming through.


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...



Warr at Home

KRISTIAN LIN
Clive Owen seems to be out to prove that he can be more than just Mr. Rugged British Action Star. He lightened up successfully in the under-appreciated Duplicity last spring, and now in The Boys Are Back he softens further into...


McCooking

LAURIE BARKER JAMES
A locally owned joint with a spartan menu featuring fresh, seasonal, and local cuisine from an old gas station — sound familiar? Familiar, with a twist. Ellerbe Fine Foods is upscale/down-home and decked out like a little...



Tower-ing

CAROLINE COLLIER
Meander named its new debut album, The Tower, after the tarot card indicating radical change, chaos, and an upheaval in the status quo. Progressive to the core, The Tower twists and astonishes throughout, capturing both existen...


Hang Time

DAN MCGRAW
As far as sports viewing goes, football is best seen on television. Even if you have great seats at midfield, the action is often 30 yards or more away from you. And if you have seats up in the rafters, it is almost impossible ...



Our Land

KENDALL ANDERSON
Local teacher and writer Kendall McCook went to Washington, D.C., for Barack Obama’s inauguration, with sons Jake and Clayton. The following is excerpted from his longer article about that experience.


Fontaine Brown

Tom Geddie
Listening to Fontaine Brown’s Tales from the Fence Line is almost like plugging in an old AM radio and picking up some ghost station playing early 1960s roadhouse R&B, with the emphasis on the blues. It’s kinda ...



Saving Katia

Jeff Prince
Adopting orphans from foreign countries comes with risk, but Kathie Seidel was willing to roll the dice. She was hurting. She wanted to be a mother again. For more than 20 years she had showered love on her only child, Brian, a...


“You Were Home”

Creepy details make The Strangers a better than average horror flick.
Kristian Lin
While so much buzz has been building for that movie opening this week about the Cosmo- and stiletto heel-loving ladies from New York, The Strangers also has generated its own modest share of chatter, thanks to a genuinely creep...