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‘The Quick’ keeps a refreshing pace

posted by: Joel Kight @ 07/09/14

Two summers ago, I struggled to write a review of Gillian Flynn’s “Gone Girl,” an astonishingly good book that... } more

Robert Wagner recalls the Hollywood golden era

posted by: Joel Kight @ 04/29/14

Robert Wagner is in a reflective mood. "Movies last forever," noted the veteran actor ("Broken Lance," "The... } more

Hogwarts is offering online classes

posted by: Joel Kight @ 04/21/14

Muggle-born fans of Harry Potter can now get educated from Potter’s alma mater from the comfort of their own home.   Hogwarts... } more

M.J. Rose's latest novel is breathtaking

posted by: Joel Kight @ 04/09/14

M.J. Rose's "The Collector of Dying Breaths" combines fascinating history, torrid romance and a compelling mystery into... } more

Dave Barry still hasn't figured out women

posted by: Joel Kight @ 03/16/14

Still a funny, that Dave Barry. A phone conversation with him is like sitting in the audience in a comedy club. In Florida. } more

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  • Andrew
    Shearer

    Blog: Can we please fix the Oscars?

    Summary:  Fun facts: The first-ever Oscar ceremony, held in 1929, ran a brisk 15 minutes. By contrast, the longest was in 2002, clocking in at a monstrous 4 hours and change. As usual, there are things I loved about it and things I didn't. Rather than be snarky or complain, I'll offer a few suggestions on how the organizers might bring the show into the 21st century. Fun facts: The first-ever Oscar ceremony, held in 1929, ran a brisk 15 minutes. By contrast, the longest was in 2002, clocking in at a monstrous 4 hours and change. As usual, there are things I loved about it and things I didn't. Rather than be snarky or complain, I'll offer a few suggestions on how the organizers might bring the show into the 21st century. First, a few thoughts on the winners: read more

  • Joe
    Johnson

    Winter storm drama

    Athens-Clarke County police officers responded to Pinewood Estates North on a 911 call concerning a heated domestic dispute. it reportedly was an argument over the lack of heat and food in a family's trailer and a woman was threatening to stab anyone who tried to take away her 7-month-old child. State patrol responded also, from their post nearby on U.S. Highway 29 North. The situation apparently was resolved. An officer reported he was driving the woman and infant to another home in Athens. read more

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