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  • Frikandel
    Monk Beer Abbey celebrates Belgian street food
    With summer winding down, it’s a great time to indulge in Chef Robert Young’s upscale take on authentic Belgian street food, at Monk Beer Abbey in Royal Oak.So what’s the scoop?With a renewed interest in street food, Chef Robert...
  • Tony Shaloub in Act One at Lincoln Center
    Tony Shaloub in Act One at Lincoln Center
    Tony Shaloub stars in “Act One,” at Lincoln Center Theater. Act One is a staged adaptation of Moss Hart’s 1959 memoir. Shalhoub, 60, portrays three very distinct characters: Hart in middle age; his poor immigrant father; and his...
  • USA Gay Marriage One Year Anniversary
    Gay monk's open letter to the Supreme Court Of The United States
    As we approach the Supreme Court of the Unites States (SCOTUS) one-year anniversary of Windsor v. United States ruling, do we celebrate or mourn this ruling? First, some facts before my open letter.Fact 1: in May 1954 SCOTUS Brown v. Board of...
  • The Husband She Met Online
    Jason Gray-Stanford shows a different side in 'The Husband She Met Online'
    We've always liked Jason Gray-Stanford; he's a talented actor, and a likeable guy. That's why it's so jarring to see him play an antagonist in Saturday's Lifetime TV-movie, The Husband She Met Online. He's way against type...
  • A Visit with Ghost Hunter, Historian, Richard Senate
    A Visit with Ghost Hunter, Historian, Richard Senate
    A Visit with Ghost Hunter, Historian, Richard Senate-Traci Otake, Los Angeles Paranormal ExaminerRecently, This Examiner had the opportunity to visit with local Historian and Ghost Hunter Richard Senate. Having been a longtime admirer of his work,...
  • Fitz from Cracker
    Looking at Robby Coltrane's nihilist detective (pt. 1)
    In the first episode of the Granda crime drama Cracker the character Dr. Edward "Fitz" Fitzgerald (played by Robbie Coltrane) listens on a pay telephone to a horse race and mutters to himself as his horse fails to place. It turns out...
  • BBQ Pork Belly Burger
    Monk Beer Abbey debuts in Royal Oak
    Monk, a new “Belgian Beer Abbey” is serving up burgers, mussels and frites at the former Cafe Habana space, adjoining Bastone Brewery at the corner of Fifth and Main in downtown Royal Oak.The new décor includes natural wood and a more...
  • Monks in Indonesia
    Naked German monk accidentally ingested hallucinogenic berries
    In a bit of strange news, a naked German monk was found wandering by a Bavarian town near the Austrian border days ago. Sources say the nude man was allegedly "tripping" after ingesting hallucinogenic berries containing LSD affects, not...
  • Chinese security personnel beat Tibetan monk to death
    Chinese security personnel beat Tibetan monk to death
    News of continued tensions in Tibet and the associated tragic series of self-immolations by protesting Tibetans has been causing a great deal of distress for Tibetans. A recent report of the fatal beating of a Tibetan monk by Chinese security...
  • Ashton Kutcher
    Ashton Kutcher's promotion of drug use and other First Eps of a Sea. on Tulsa TV
    Modern Family wasn't able to create a Halloween episode but The Simpsons managed to do it every year. The syndication package puts Halloween episodes near Halloween and this year is no exception. The 1st episode of season 13 airs on Fri. 10-28...
  • Tin/Bag at CSUB, Friday, Oct. 21, 2011
    Tin/Bag at CSUB, Friday, Oct. 21, 2011
    Music fans with an eclectic taste for things different should head to the CSUB campus this Friday, Oct. 21. Tin/Bag, whose compositions operate somewhere between jazz, traditional, and contemporary music, returns to Bakersfield and will be...
  • Kim Ki-duk's "Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring"
    Kim Ki-duk's "Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring"
    Kim Ki-duk’s “Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring” of 2003 is a simple film with universal significance. Set entirely within and around a small house on a floating raft in a rural Korean lake, the story encompasses several...
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    Emmy Predictions
    The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards airs tonight at 8pm, and everyone has a guess at who will win. There are a few crime shows in the running, so I'll break down each category and give my predictions. Outstanding Drama Series This is one of crime...
  • The cast of Glee, with Morrison and Michele in the center
    2010 Emmys: Comedy
    Last week, the Emmy nominations for this year were released. This is television's biggest awards show, and as a television reviewer, I couldn't help but be excited. Sure, there were some snubs, but there were also some pleasant surprises....
  • The cast
    Scoundrels is surprisingly good
    ABC has done plenty of promotion for their summer season this year, promising good television. This past Sunday, two of those drama premiered. Sadly, The Gates was terrible. However, Scoundrels had quite a pilot with "And Jill Came Tumbling...