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July 29, 2016

Jason Bourne, as played by Matt Damon across four movies, is forever disappearing off the grid only to reluctantly resurface years later and again menace the CIA. He’s the spy who came in from the cold only to return to the cold, come in again, and, yet again, head back to the cold.

In the…


'Bad Moms' flirts with anarchy, comes up short

July 29, 2016

The comedy “Bad Moms “ fancies itself a “Hangover” for the PTA set. And, while a wild send-up of modern parental perfection — that insidious idea that exists only in commercials and glossy magazines — is a worthy and fresh subject for a fun summer comedy,…


MAC stages 'Honk! Jr.'

July 29, 2016

On the surface, the story “The Ugly Duckling” is about a little duck who doesn’t quite fit in, with a lesson about how we should embrace each others’ differences and inner beauty.

Usually, it’s considered to be intended for children.

But as the Magnolia Arts Center…


Mexican salads, hold the tortilla shell

July 27, 2016

So, you run into a salad story written by a Mexican — me — and expect to see a taco salad? Not likely to happen.

There are no taco salads in Mexican kitchens. At least I have never, ever seen or heard of a taco salad either in Mexico or served in a Mexican's home, wherever that may be…