Reviews

Starstruck

February 3, 2012
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The theatrical performance of “Max & Ruby: Bunny Party” came to Williamsport. I freelance for Showcase on the Arts and Nightlife, and in covering the show I got to interview Rosemary Wells.  I was beside myself. I hoped maybe some success juju would eke through the phone. I was eager to look inside the mind…

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Diner Series: Part 3 — Fox’s Family Restaurant

February 3, 2012
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I am not a mall person. I avoid Lycoming Mall Drive in Muncy on Saturday and Sunday, so when my partner suggested dining at Fox’s Family Restaurant on a Saturday morning, I initially said, “No way!” But I’d recently been scandalized by having looked up the nutrition information for the breakfasts at Perkins, which was…

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A Dangerous Method: movie review

February 2, 2012
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I’ve heard people say that psychiatrists have a tendency to be crazy themselves, but I didn’t understand the full extent of this phenomenon until I saw A Dangerous Method. The “based on a true story” film follows Sigmund Freud (Viggo Mortensen) and Carl Jung (Michael Fassbender) as they build a friendship and debate the ideas…

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Peg & Bill’s II: Diner Review

October 1, 2011
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Peg & Bill’s II Diner is tucked in between residences on Memorial Avenue near the Pajama Factory. The place was recommended by some of the folks who pull late-nighters during Guardian publication time, and I was thrilled to learn of it, because I just adore diners. I lived in New England for the best part…

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Anti-summer movies: “Meek’s Cutoff” & “Somewhere”

June 1, 2011
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Most people think of summer as a time for movies with action—car chases, heists, shootouts, pirate sword fights.  I don’t disagree; I love the Fast and Furious movies as much as the next woman (or truthfully, even as much as the next teenage boy with a souped-up Mazda). But perhaps at some point this summer…

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Mostly Rapscallions: Salient Sillies About the Rich and Infamous in History book review

June 1, 2011
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“Mostly Rapscallions: Salient Sillies About the Rich and Infamous in History” by P.J. Sullivan, revised and updated edition, 2010 Infinity Publishing.   “Mostly Rapscallions” by P.J. Sullivan is a zany romp through history.  It has three things to offer a reader: history, biography, and humor.  The first two are rock solid.  The author did his…

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King of Harts Restaurant

June 1, 2011
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King of Harts, located in the Hart building at 30 W. Third St. in downtown Williamsport, looked promising.  There are two floors; upstairs is a wide open, yellowwalled bar with murals of medieval scenes.  Fleurs de lis are hung for decoration and the ceiling is made of copper! Downstairs is called the King’s Quarters and…

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Restaurant review: Joy Thai

April 1, 2011
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There is little better than eating out with friends, I say, and eat out with friends we did. Joy Thai, located at 15-17 W. 4th St. in downtown Williamsport, is the sort of establishment that can escape my notice when I pass it on foot. Somehow, the earthy reds and greens in the sign seem…

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