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  • Monday Musings, Vol. 3
    Monday Musings, Vol. 3
    Hello Friends!Welcome to a third edition of Monday musings—or, as I’ve come to think of it, confessions of an unrepentant bibliophile.On Saturday evening, I had the pleasure of attending Mystery & Suspense at The Katharine Hepburn...
  • Ferguson in Crisis
    Ferguson in Crisis: Locals Respond to the Mike Brown Situation (Uncensored)
    NorthSt. Louis County, MO-As Ferguson and the surrounding communities begin to take the first steps toward healing as a community after the shocking death of 18-year-old Mike Brown, an unarmed black teen, earlier this month, residents, watchers...
  • Monday Musings, Vol. 2
    Monday Musings, Vol. 2
    Dear Readers,Alas, another weekend has come and gone. And you know what that (occasionally) means: another edition of Monday Musings!Last week, I lamented the fact that our recent move from apartment to house—and the all-consuming tasks that...
  • Monday Musings
    Monday Musings, Vol. 1
    Hi All,After much deliberation—well, a scattering of thoughts, really—I’ve decided to start a new feature on HBE: Monday Musings. This won’t be a weekly thing, but rather a sporadic affair that will allow me to share my...
  • Tilda Swinton
    "Snowpiercer" is excellent sci-fi
    Sometimes a movie comes along and manages to cut through the clutter and noise and endless sequels and super hero movies out in the theaters. This year a movie that was filmed in 2013 finally got a wider distribution and is available in theaters...
  • Rachel McCadams and Anton Corbijn
    Philip Seymour Hoffman is the reason to see "A Most Wanted Man"
    Being a spy is nothing like we imagine in the movies. There are no gorgeous women throwing themselves at you. You will not be kidnapped and taken to some supervillain lair and told "No, I expect you to die!" There are very few car chases...
  • Marcia Clark in Conversation with John Valeri
    Marcia Clark in Conversation with Hartford Books Examiner on July 8th in Darien
    On Tuesday evening, July 8th, Hartford Books Examiner will be in conversation with Marcia Clark at the Darien Library to celebrate the publication of her fourth novel, The Competition (Mulholland Books, $26.00). This event is free and open to the...
  • Temple election gives Morales chance to address “major issues” of concern
    Temple election gives Morales chance to address “major issues” of concern
    A city of Temple special election is scheduled July 19 to fill the vacancy left with the resignation of former Mayor Pro Tem Judy Morales. Four candidates – including Judy Morales – have filed to run. As issues are an integral part of...
  • Opinion: Why you should be excited for ‘Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep' HD
    Opinion: Why you should be excited for ‘Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep' HD
    Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep launched on PlayStation Portable in 2010, and is actually one of the best games in the franchise. Unfortunately, being a PSP title, the game was overlooked by many, which is why its foray into the console space with...
  • Cards
    Card games: Science versus Religion
    For some time, I have used email to engage in a discussion about science and religion. My correspondent is very religious and does have some background in science and technology. He is willing to accept the science involved with areas like gravity...
  • Elizabeth Olsen
    Godzilla is STILL the King of the Monsters!
    I had a definite love for Godzilla as a kid. Like most boys, when I reached a young age of 5 or 6, I loved dinosaurs. Of course, the dino that I loved the most was the T-Rex. I mean, it was on my favorite TV show, Land of the Lost, and he was just...
  • Flying the not so friendly skies of American Airlines
    American Airlines proves big letdown once again for two first class passengers
    Airline gripes grow bigger all the time. Okay now it’s happened twice. The first time was an American Airline’s flight from Barbados to Miami about a year ago. The second time was another AA flight from Puerto Rico to Miami. Both were...
  • Listen to your instincts
    Consider a second opinion before accepting treatment
    It is common for humans to seek second opinions for their serious health diagnosis, and the same consideration should be extended to dogs when a difficult diagnosis is determined. Many clients are uncomfortable sharing their desire to get a second...
  • Eagle
    Applauding the Eagles
    Congratulations to the Philadelphia Eagles! I applaud them for their move of releasing their number one receiver. Owner Jeffrey Lurie and Coach Chip Kelly are to be commended even though many fans have already voiced their disapproval.The move...
  • fashion as it is
    International fashion & style; The state of Fashion as it is
    op–ednoun, often capitalized O&E often attributive \ˈäp-ˈed\ : an essay in a newspaper or magazine that gives the opinion of the writer and that is written by someone who is not employed by the newspaper or magazineBeing that I am...