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Ready for barbecue? Lady Jaye has the meat

Above: The meat makes the mouth water at Seattle's Lady Jaye West. (Photo/Lady Jaye West via Instagram) As I write this, it’s raining. That’s a welcome occurrence in some respects, ...

Book talk: Of bees and a novel featuring them

(Photo/Bundabergnow) Bees seem to come up regularly in the news. Either they’re being threatened by climate change or by invasive so-called “killer bees.” They even play a part...

Kurt Vonnegut: a film in search of the author

Above: Filmmaker Robert B. Weide and author Kurt Vonnegut in a scene from Weide's documentary "Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time." (Photo/IFC Films) Movie review: "Kurt Vonnegut: Un...

Romance, horror, drama and foreign languages

Above: Siiri Solalina stars in the Finnish horror film "Hatching," which opens at AMC River Park Square on Friday. (Photo/IFC Midnight) I’ve already written about “Memory,&rdq...

Classic satire reigns at the Magic Lantern

Above: Slim Pickens in the 1964 film "Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb." (Photo/Columbia Pictures) The Magic Lantern is known for playing alternative f...

You must remember this: “Memory’ opens Friday

Above: Liam Neeson stars in "Memory," which opens on Friday. (Photo/Briarcliff Entertainment) Liam Neeson is 69 years old. To some of us, that doesn’t sound as old as it once did. ...