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Steve Steward

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Who's on the sofa behind Rose Byrne in Insidious: Chapter 2?

Less Insidious, More Enjoyable

Here’s what you need to know about Insidious: Chapter 2, the sequel to 2011’s critically appreciated haunted house/demonic possession thriller helmed by Saw-franchise mastermind...
The Bearded Lady’s L.U.S.T. burger is well named. Brian Hutson

Classy Dame

Remember when bars were just bars? These days, the industry’s lean toward higher-end offerings makes that seem like a quaint idea. Long gone is...

After Earth: Aftertaste

Remember when M. Night Shyamalan was a household, if lazily mispronounced, name? The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, and Signs made him and his signature twist...

No Hangover Cure

Have you ever woken up with a hangover so monumental you swore never to drink again? I’m talking 80-proof sweats, a skull full of...
They’re not Riggs and Murtaugh but Robert Downey Jr. and Don Cheadle catching bad guys in Iron Man 3.

Iron Man 3: Terror Plot

Was giving former Hollywood wunderkind Shane Black the keys to Iron Man’s ignition something of a crazy bet? Because the writer-director hasn’t been a...
Tye Sheridan, Matthew McConaughey, and Jacob Lofland are up a tree (in a boat) in Mud.

Mud: A Clear Vision

In his previous film, Take Shelter, filmmaker Jeff Nichols relied on subtle direction and the exigencies of financial peril to ground the apocalyptic, magical...
The Flame takes on shrimp scampi — lookin’ good. Lee Chastain

Burnin’ Love

Honestly, unless you’re talking about a brand-new bar clinging to the trend of chef-driven cuisine served alongside artisanal cocktails and craft beers, there’s usually...
You’ll be tempted to wolf down Lizzano’s Chicken Jerusalem, but take your time. Tony Robles

Lizzano’s: A Family Fave

Most people have their favorite hole-in-the-wall restaurant, whether it’s a roadside barbecue shack, a gas-station taqueria, or the family-owned Italian dining room in the...
The Tex-Mex is copious and mostly memorable at Casa Rita’s Lee Chastain

Homing in on Casa Rita’s

Let’s be honest: When you name your favorite Tex-Mex place, are you really voting for the food or out of loyalty to some combination...