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Thursday, 07 July 2016 10:13

Criminal Mischief (07/06/2016)

Animal cruelty leads to drug arrest 

BREWER – At just after 5 p.m. on June 28, Brewer police responded to a report that a leashed dog was being dragged behind a pickup truck on Wilson Street.

Thursday, 07 July 2016 10:11

Weekly Time Waster (07/06/2016)

‘Nambers’

Ah yes – back into the puzzle-based wheelhouse that serves me so well in the execution of frittering away my time. There are plenty of ways to procrastinate or otherwise waste minutes out there; different strokes, different folks. You know the drill.

Stross’s newest another fine installment of the Laundry Files

I’ll say this right off the top – Charles Stross’s “Laundry Files” books might well be my favorite sci-fi/fantasy/speculative series currently going.

Thursday, 07 July 2016 10:01

The peculiar institution in modern times

“Underground Airlines” a compelling, thought-provoking work

One of the dangers inherent to working in the realm of genre fiction is the undeniable appeal of certain tropes. These concepts have become a sort of literary shorthand, a familiar framework on which to hang a narrative.

Blockbuster treatment of beloved character a flat, generic bore

Few fictional characters are as ingrained in the collective consciousness quite like Tarzan. From his first appearance in Edgar Rice Burroughs’s “Tarzan of the Apes” back in 1912, the story of a man born and raised in the African jungle – a man who learned to live among the animals by becoming one with the animals – has resonated.

Thursday, 07 July 2016 09:43

Big and friendly indeed – ‘The BFG’

Family film offers stunning visuals, sweet sentiment

We all have cultural touchstones that we love – particularly those from our youth. Our fond memories of these works, be they books, films, television shows or what have you, are ingrained in us. So it’s no surprise that the Hollywood machine would look to these past properties in an effort to cash in on their reinvigoration – though the results can sometimes disappoint.

Thursday, 07 July 2016 09:40

Red Sox Report Card - June 2016

What goes up must come down.

That’s the unfortunate reality faced by the Boston Red Sox, whose white-hot month of May essentially ensured that June was going to be a letdown to some degree. The team just couldn’t be expected to maintain that level of production for a full season.

Thursday, 07 July 2016 09:27

MIFF makes movie magic once more

Maine International Film Festival returns for 19th year

WATERVILLE – One of the highlights of Maine’s cinematic calendar is about to get underway in Waterville.

Wednesday, 29 June 2016 13:36

Celebrity Slam (06/29/2016)

Some (don’t) like it hot

There are all sorts of ways to become rich and famous. Sure, we tend to focus on the people who use their talents in the realm of entertainment – the musicians, the actors, the athletes – but the truth is that there are plenty of people out there who achieve prominence in ways outside the performative realm.

Wednesday, 29 June 2016 13:32

Weird National Briefs - (06/29/2016)

Cat fight

WHITE SETTLEMENT, Texas - A North Texas city council has started a cat fight by voting to oust the furry mascot of the city’s public library.

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