Five favorite records and catchiest song of 2019

Liner Notes | January 2nd, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Pete Mazzaccaro I would normally follow the critical convention of calling this a “best of” list, but that would be dishonest. To be candid, I simply don’t feel like I’ve listened to enough popular music this year to make that sort of judgment. What I can do, however, is list my own personal favorites. […]

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The best books I read this year, both new and old

Worth Reading | December 20th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Hugh Gilmore I offer the following observations in the hope that you may find something here that will bring you pleasure in your next reading year. The single best book I read, superb in every way, was Tara Westover’s “Educated” (2018). A memoir, it follows a tyrannized girl through her childhood and teen years […]

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Ten films to add to the regular rotation of holiday classics

Flix | December 19th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Bill Wine The holiday season brings out our desire to gather and watch favorite movies in the comfort of our homes and in multi-generational families. But we can only watch dependable classics like “It’s a Wonderful Life” and “A Christmas Story” so many times.   So here are 10 holiday-season themed movies that may […]

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