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    2014: Year in review
    It’s been quite a year for movies though perhaps not as exciting as last year with its tight – and interesting – Oscar race. However, there have been several wonderful movies to come from Hollywood in 2014. Let’s look back...
  • Mobile app roundup: Top 5 iPhone apps for 2014
    Mobile app roundup: Top 5 iPhone apps for 2014
    Welcome to my top 5 iPhone apps for 2014 end-of-year roundup list. Yes, it's that time of year again. I will give you a peek inside of my own personal toolkit.Top 5 iPhone apps 2014Facebook (free app)I use this everyday to monitor my News feed...
  • Triangle Chinese restaurants open on Christmas Day.
    Triangle Chinese restaurants open on Christmas Day
    Chinese restaurant on Christmas Day. For some, it’s an annual tradition. For others, it’s a respite from stressing out in the kitchen.Whatever the reason might be, Chinese restaurants are usually a great option for the holiday. Here...
  • The Gift Guide for 2014
    The Gift Guide for 2014
    It's time! There's so much more to December than quickly whisking away the muddy snow from the streets and walk ways. There's more than scrawny kids lookin' for Mall Santa's lap, husbands and wives with their longings, hints...
  • Boyhood
    'Boyhood' dominates the Detroit Film Critics Society list of 2014 winners
    "Boyhood" won big with the Detroit Film Critics Society, who just moments ago announced their 2014 winners in ten different categories. The film won Best Picture, Best Director and Best Screenplay for Richard Linklater and Best...
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    'Birdman' leads with 13 nominations from the Broadcast Film Critics Association
    The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) has announced the nominees for The 20th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards. "Birdman" soared above all other nominated movies with 13 total nominations, including Best Picture, Best...
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
    'The Grand Budapest Hotel' earns top honor from Online Film Critics Society
    Announced just minutes ago, "The Grand Budapest Hotel" was named Best Picture from the Online Film Critics Society, the leading and largest national organization of film critics whose work appears primarily online. "The Grand...
  • 2014 Stocking Stuffers Guide
    2014 Stocking Stuffers Guide
    BelieveB-Impeccable Foundation Brush can be used with oil or water-based make-up. It can also be used to apply primer, masks and tinted moisturizer. The bristles are nylon and will not feather out. $7.49B-Precise Girl-on-the-go Fashion Tweezers ...
  • SJCC wins second game in three day Men's Basketball tournament
    San Jose City College hosts second Men’s Basketball tournament Dec 12, 2014
    With San Jose expected to take an early lead in SJCC Classic Tournament Dec 11 – 13, 2014, Head Coach Jerome Jenkins of Santa Monica College said, “We played San Jose City last year.” Jenkins said, “We know they have a very...
  • Boyhood
    Detroit Film Critics Society releases 2014 nominations
    The most prestigious critic organization in Michigan, The Detroit Film Critics Society, today released their "Best of 2014" nominations in ten categories. The society was founded in Spring 2007 and consists of a group of 18 Michigan film...
  • Motorola Moto X
    Moto X is larger, more durable in 2014
    The Motorola Moto X was my favorite phone of 2013. It's back and better in 2014. Will I like it enough to make it my top phone of 2014?Still too early to tell, as there is tons of competition. I really enjoyed my time with the new iPhone 6 and...
  • LIFE: Remembering Robin Williams 1951-2014: Review
    LIFE: Remembering Robin Williams 1951-2014: Review
    Just picking up the book is painful. It's all too soon. From the given publicity and from having watched Robin Williams for so many years, surely, we all thought that there would be another ten or even twenty years of the cinematic magic. Yet,...
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    Top 10 Urban Design Books
    This is the definitive top list of urban design books published in 2014, according to Planetizen's James Brasuell, Josh Stephens and Abhijeet Chavan.Click here for full reviews and purchase links.
  • Restaurants open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day 2014
    Restaurants open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day 2014
    Not in the cooking mood this Christmas? No worries. Plenty of restaurants in the Triangle area are open for Christmas Eve. A select few restaurants are open on Christmas Day. And, as always, it might be best to check your favorite local Chinese...
  • The November 2014 Jobs Report showed solid gains
    November 2014 Jobs Report shows solid gains
    Christmas is coming early for job seekers this year! The Bureau of Labor Statistics issued its monthly Employment Situation Report (better known as the Jobs Report) for November 2014 and the news was good. Really good. Economists had their eyes on...