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‘The Leavers’: Share your own opinions Saturday

One of the best – and worst – aspects of arts criticism is that seldom do we all have the same opinion. The best part of that is that it allows us all to bring different perspectives to...

See a movie, help a pet - while staying safe

If you're feeling a bit house-bound -- maybe feeling a bit more than house-bound -- then film critic Sophie Giilbert has an antidote for you. Writing in The Atlantic magazine, Gilbert offered t...

Humanities Washington: your education continues

When it comes to choosing a major in college, the choices are myriad. But if you're like me, your parents typically offered this bit of advice: Choose something that will help you to get a job. ...

Stream soprano Renée Fleming until Aug. 12

In a response to my positive review of the film "First Cow," a friend from the Washington, D.C., area revived a common complaint about the problems associated with watching slow, deliberate ...

Amazon Prime’s ‘Trapped’ explores Nordic noir

A few years ago, my wife and I had the opportunity to drive the Ring Road around Iceland. Starting in the capital city of Reykjavik, we drove clockwise, stopping along the way to spend nights in th...

Auntie’s event tunes into teen-themed fantasy

Many of us who read often wonder what it takes to write a novel. To be specific, how do writers delve into worlds that are far from their own experiences? Say, for example, teen fantasies such as a...

Catch Zoltan Kaszas in a virtual comedy show

You still can't see live comedy in this enduring stage of the COVID-19 pandemic quarantine, which is something the owners of the Spokane Comedy Club are bemoaning. But the club is still offerin...

‘The Truth’ is a study of the lies that we tell

My latest review for Spokane Public Radio was was of the film "The Truth," which I saw courtesy of Amazon Prime: It’s no great truth to say that actors are, by necessity, chameleons...

Fandango reflects the hope of movies to come

Though we movie fans keep getting bad news regarding the reopening of theaters, the industry itself wants us to remain interested. And it's doing all it can to remind us of what's coming. T...

Spokane Is Reading 2020: 15 great choices

Over the years, Spokane Is Reading has invited area readers a range of great literature to enjoy. And this year is no different. Instead of just one book, though, the choices are multiple: som...

‘Tenet’ postponement means bye-bye summer season

Like every other movie fan, I've been waiting for word on when -- or even if -- movie theaters are going to reopen. And when/if they do, what the experience is going to look like. Well, one thi...