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Must-TiVo TCM

Don’t miss tonight’s 8:30pm screening of Joseph Losey’s 1964 ”The Servant” on Turner Classic Movies. I’ve loved this Harold Pinter-scripted creepfest for years now,...

Weekender: Fri., Aug. 7, 2009

A friend of mine back home up north saw Motley Crüe a year or two ago when the legendary hair-metal band went through Pittsburgh...

R.I.P., John Hughes

If you came of age in the 1980s, chances are you'll be flooded with sadness at the sudden death of John Hughes. The director/screenwriter...

No Homo, Watson

As an avid reader of Sherlock Holmes stories in my youth, I'm looking forward to this Christmas' release of the new movie Sherlock Holmes....

“I Can’t Believe My Grandmother Felt Me Up”

As a teenager, I was along for the John Hughes ride. His slang-filled, self-consciously hip adolescent movies coincided in near perfect chronology with my...

Shack Attacks

This morning, I saw my first RadioShack TV commercial about its new nickname “The Shack.” It was only 15 seconds long but almost put me...

Avoid The Chesapeake Chop

Cows are tough critters. If you don’t believe me, watch Rawhide. Cows once walked on four legs across the toughest terrains imaginable in slushy winters...

Dinner Roll: Restaurant Round-Up…

... the abridged version. I usually like to do this on Fridays,...

Just Can’t Get Enough

As this week’s ”Eats” review attests, a burger shack – in this case, the downtown Jake’s location – needn’t commission a multi-million dollar ad...