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Dem Coincidences

The other evening, flipping through the nightly news shows looking for anything unrelated to Natalie Holloway or BTK Killer Dennis Rader, my husband made a rather astute observation: “Why is ...
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Sweet Treat

The genius of Roald Dahl always lay in the fact that he allowed his children’s stories to reflect the frights of real life. As in the most enduring fairy tales, ...
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Pushing For Polygamy

Los Angeles Daily News guest editorialist Jonathan Drober recently echoed the view popular among gay-marriage proponents that polygamy is a canard of anti-gay-marriage family groups and that legal recognition of ...
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Righteous Anger

For almost a decade, Kevin Costner seemed content to coast on his fading reputation as a heartthrob for women over 30 (Bull Durham, Tin Cup) and a formidable acting talent ...
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A Date to Miss

Some films are so bad it seems a tragic waste of time even bothering to describe the details of their dreadfulness. In such instances, the film critic wishes she had ...
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All Secure At Christmas

There’s nothing worse than watching the evening news at Christmas time. After a lovely afternoon of tree trimming, cookie baking, and singing along with the Christmas station to get in ...
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America The Lampooned

Last week, Publishers Weekly threw more than a few politically minded bibliophiles for a loop by naming not our 42nd president’s protracted, excruciatingly detailed autobiography, My Life, book of the ...
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Neither Treasure Nor Trash

Oscar season must be closing in on us again. You can tell by all the earnest, grown-up themes like adultery (Closer, Kinsey), pedophilia (Birth, Kinsey), bisexuality (Alexander, Kinsey), and deceit ...