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Disney on Ice

by The Staff December 20, 2012


  We know what you want to know: Which Disney princesses—and princesses’ pals—will be strapping on skates for this edition of Disney on Ice? Here’s what we know of the lineup: Rapunzel and Flynn from Tangled; ...

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Zero To Hero

by Laura Leon November 8, 2012


  I never liked video games or fell for the dubious allure of darkened arcades with their grubby joysticks and incessant backdrop of gaming techno-noise. Later, Pac-Man represented a welcome respite at restaurants from having to ...

A Boy and His Dead Dog

by Laura Leon October 10, 2012


  The dark at the top of the attic stairs. The deceptively quiet emptiness of a school hallway at night. A cemetery during a midnight storm. Such are just a few of the horror-movie conceits filmmaker ...

Enchanted Kingdom

by Ann Morrow June 27, 2012


  In Brave, feisty redheaded princess Merida (voiced by Kelly Macdonald) follows a string of light fairies—or are they fire goblins?—called wisps. The will o’ the wisps is a mystery, but Merida’s bravery is not: She ...

Feel-Good Pabulum

by Laura Leon August 18, 2011


I know I’ve written this before, but when my sister Pamela and I first watched Gone With the Wind when it debuted on network TV in the late 70s, we had a major falling out ...

It’s Beautiful, Man

by Ann Morrow January 5, 2011


If you’ve ever wanted to enter a video game instead of just playing one, then Tron: Legacy will undoubtedly provide a temporal fix. Forget the barely serviceable plot that doesn’t quite pick up where Tron ...