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  • Tarragon Theatre's 'Cake and Dirt'
    Daniel MacIvor's 'Cake and Dirt' a disappointing way to end tenure at Tarragon
    There was a time when Daniel MacIvor was revered in the Canadian theatre scene. He was the one with the magical pen, the one who gave us brilliant insights into humanity with plays like “The Best Brothers”, “A Beautiful View...
  • Tarragon's 'Waiting Room' not as good as it could have been
    Tarragon's 'Waiting Room' half raw, half over-affected
    There are six characters in Tarragon Theatre's production of Diane Flack's "Waiting Room" (dir. Richard Greenblatt), each of whom formed interconnected relationships with each other over the course of two hours. They are three...
  • American Sniper
    Review: 'American Sniper' hits the mark
    “American Sniper” is a 2014 war biopic about U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle. Touted as being the “Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History,” Kyle had 160 confirmed kills throughout his time in Iraq. The film portrays his time...
  • Abraham Lincoln
    Lincoln endeavored to show true character
    On January 7, 1861, not only was President Abraham Lincoln dealing with the possibility of civil war breaking out at any time, the mayor of New York had become his nemesis. A pro-Southern Democrat, Fernando Wood addressed the Common Council of New...
  • Franklin Pierce
    Good leadership requires character
    The year is 1853. Franklin Pierce has been elected the country’s new president and will soon take the oath of office. On January 6th, President-elect Pierce and his family board a train near Boston. As the train approaches Andover, the car...
  • You must have character
    You must have character
    In fiction as in life, it is important to have good character. Comic books are mostly character focused; therefore, a considerable amount time must be dedicated to it. DC and Marvel's comics have one critical thing in common, which is great...
  • This Close - A Devotion
    This Close - A Devotion
    Romans 5:3-5 (NLT)We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation. And this hope...
  • Vampires--sometimes called Dracula--feed on humans.
    3 things associated with vampires
    As October 31st approaches many stores and houses are displaying decorations that feature some of the most iconic Halloween-related imagery. Vampires are among the most famous characters associated with Halloween. Often depicted as pale, cape...
  • Climbing Higher
    Becoming Your Best Self
    Philippians 4.5-9; The Apostle Paul, NRSV5Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. 6Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7And the...
  • The Simpson's
    Goodfella's actor sues The Simpson's for using his 'likeness'
    Goodfella’s actor, Frank Sivero has filed a 12-page complaint against Fox Studio’s for the producers of The Simpson’s using his character, Frankie Carbone from the Goodfella’s. According to a report posted by IGN on Oct. 21...
  • Friendships are the crown jewel
    Friendship is the crown jewel
    Friendships, the crown jewel of all relationships. The loyalty, the trust, the love one develops for another outside of themselves. Two people are talking and one says to the other “I thought your girl would check for you before anyone else...
  • Character Witness - A Devotion
    Character Witness - A Devotion
    Colossians 3:10-11 (NLT)Put on your new nature, and be renewed as you learn to know your Creator and become like him. In this new life, it doesn’t matter if you are a Jew or a Gentile, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbaric, uncivilized,...
  • The Maze Runner
    Review: 'The Maze Runner' gets slightly lost in translation
    "The Maze Runner" is a recent film adaptation of the novel of the same name. Based upon the 2007 James Dashner book, the 2014 flick manages to stay somewhat true to the main plot, but also deviates significantly enough to cause...
  • Trust Fall - A Devotion
    Trust Fall - A Devotion
    Isaiah 26:3 (AMP)You will guard him and keep him in perfect and constant peace whose mind [both its inclination and its character] is stayed on You, because he commits himself to You, leans on You, and hopes confidently in You.What is your...
  • Pippi Longstocking Halloween Costume
    How to Make a Pippi Longstocking Halloween Costume
    Pippi Longstocking is a young girl known for her wardrobe, unusual strength and rebel cause. Pippi, created by Astrid Lindgren, has been a source of inspiration for gender equality. She has encouraged girls all over the world to have fun, be...
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