• A reflection on ‘The Humans’

    There is magic in the mirror. There is also horror. We rise after every sleep to find ourselves once again staring back at our reflection. Some people can spend too much time there, casting doubts upon what...

    • Posted March 20, 2019
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  • Hop’in Around: UBW 2.0

    It’s been almost a year since Grant and Chasy Fronheiser purchased Union Barrel Works in Reamstown from founders Tom and Amy Rupp. I met up with Grant at the collaboration brewing of Resilience IPA back in November...

    • Posted March 20, 2019
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  • Reel Reviews: Ladies to power!

    ‘Captain Marvel’ Beware of the Flerken! And spoilers. If you were one of the millions flocking to the theaters to help make “Captain Marvel” the sixth biggest worldwide box office opening in history (at $455 million) then...

    • Posted March 13, 2019
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  • Hop’in Around: Huntingdon

    On the road edition: Huntingdon I just got back from a visit to the popular, mid-state vacation destination of Raystown Lake (specifically Huntingdon) and I’m saddened to report that this place is pretty much a void for...

    • Posted March 6, 2019
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  • Reel Reviews: Winners, losers, and a bonus review

      I went 10 for 24 in Oscar predictions during the Academy Awards last Sunday night. That’s not good. But, oh well. It goes to show you never know what the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and...

    • Posted February 27, 2019
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  • Hop’in Around: A fest to end hibernation

      Seven years ago, the folks at CrocodileDog (who bring fest fans Taste of PA and Rivertown Hops) noticed a slump in beerfest activity in the winter months. They had a logo — a Nordic-looking bear downing...

    • Posted February 20, 2019
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  • Reel Reviews: Time to laugh

    In Ephrata, the New Main added extra showtimes Saturday for “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part,” but nationwide not everything is so awesome. By industry standards, the animated sequel flopped by bringing in $35 million, about...

    • Posted February 13, 2019
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  • Happy Anniver8ary, St. Boniface!

    According to a quick search on the Google machine, the number 8 is pretty good. “The number 8 is generally read as indicating material abundance and career success,” reads a tarot card website I stumbled on. That’s...

    • Posted February 6, 2019
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  • EPAC’s ‘Mary Poppins Jr.’ is a practically perfect production

    Theatre is where imperfect people strive for perfection. I jotted down this general observation during a moment of reflection unconnected to the subject at hand: the opening of “Mary Poppins Jr.” at EPAC. But, bear with me...

    • Posted February 6, 2019
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  • Reel Reviews: Origin stories

      ‘The Kid Who Would Be King’ It was a rough weekend for one of my favorite production companies, Working Title Films (“Les Misérables,” “The Big Lebowski,” “Fargo”). Both “Mary Queen of Scots” and “The Kid Who...

    • Posted January 30, 2019
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