• ‘Avengers: Endgame’ …or is it?

    —- SPOILER ALERT! —- If you believe ‘Avengers: Endgame’ is the finale of the Marvel Cinematic Universe I have a bridge I could sell you. There’s no way a production company is going to smash the record...

    • Posted May 8, 2019
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  • Just what the Doctorow ordered: EPAC presents apropos production of ‘Ragtime’

      In the western foothills of Maine, Ross Swain can be found in dining rooms and eateries doling out ragtime tunes on his piano. “Have Piano — Will Travel” is the motto stretched across the coffee cup...

    • Posted May 1, 2019
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  • Hop’in Around: Give a beer a hand

      Way back in Hop’in Around #39 (dated July 29, 2015*) I mentioned Ardmore’s Tired Hands Brewing Company, specifically the crafter’s Ghost gose as a standout of the style. I’ve always been impressed with Tired Hands’ offerings...

    • Posted May 1, 2019
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  • Reel Reviews: Horror reigns, again

    ‘The Curse of La Llorona’ While spiritually empowering films like “Breakthrough” (which opened at number three at the box office this weekend) continue to draw audiences to theaters, they are still no David taking down the Goliath...

    • Posted April 24, 2019
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  • Two beer tasting events in Lititz May 4

      In a town already known for hosting some great beer events, a more intimate festival is gaining a reputation for being one of the most enjoyable beer fests in the area. The third annual Woodridge Beer...

    • Posted April 17, 2019
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  • Reel Reviews: Magic and millionaires make movies

    ‘Shazam!’ With that magic word, orphaned schoolboy Billy Batson (Asher Angel) turns into a superhero (played by workhorse Zachary Levi, who does his best Brendan Fraser impression, but only slightly better than the real actor). Our boy...

    • Posted April 10, 2019
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  • Hop’in Around: Historic watering hole reborn

    If you’re a Gen Xer (like me), or a late Boomer, you might remember the Historic Blue Star, at 602 W. King St., Lancaster as one of the most prominent dive bars in the area. I say...

    • Posted April 3, 2019
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  • Reel Reviews: Scary stuff!

    ‘The Field Guide to Evil’ Something sinuous is coming to Lancaster this weekend. “The Field Guide to Evil” is a feature length anthology presenting myths, lore, and folktales from countries around the world in multiple parts, and...

    • Posted March 27, 2019
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  • 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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