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‘I’ ON CULTURE The movies are back! Let’s give, well, two cheers for the first big theatrical release, Tenet, from director Christopher Nolan. Movie fans have been drooling over this one since the first trailers came out. We were supposed to see it in...
THE SONIC BOOMER After two years spent battling everything from not being able to find decent help to a homeless problem in the woods behind the store, my Missouri antiques shop is finally up and running — humming along actually. I...
THE SONIC BOOMER  Although I’m not as careful as my sister, who only leaves her house once a month for groceries, the virus is still taking its toll on me as it drags its way through my year. I am clinging to the hope...
THE SONIC BOOMER This is a huge thank-you note to all those parents, stepparents, grandparents and other caregivers who have made the difficult yet selfless decision to keep their children home from school until it’s safe, despite having a full-time job, a part-time job...
‘I’ ON CULTURE Why do critics and audiences disagree on the quality of movies? Actually, they often do not. Most of the time critics and audiences are, to mix a metaphor, on the same page. Of course, every person has the right to an...
THE SONIC BOOMER Yesterday was my anniversary. Mark and I got married over Labor Day weekend on Jekyll Island, Georgia, at what used to be a private club and winter retreat for Rockefeller, Pulitzer, Morgan and all those other rich, successful...
‘I’ ON CULTURE A popular term these days is “cultural appropriation.” That means people of one race or group using something developed by another. It is generally used as a form of putdown, almost a curse. On the other hand, last...
THE SONIC BOOMER Have you noticed that we’re losing all of our World War II vets? They’ve joined a slow march to the Great Beyond, taking their fascinating, yet terrifying, war stories with them. Among the latest to join the march is my Uncle...
THE SONIC BOOMER Back in March, when my husband Mark and I first suspected that this COVID-19 thing was going to be with us for the long haul, we came up with a brilliant scheme. The scheme was this — like most of Hollywood,...
‘I’ ON CULTURE I hated the Netflix series Space Force. I am a science fiction junkie and was a real Trekker. For those unaware of the designation, those who went to Star Trek conventions dressed like Klingons were Trekkies, those who liked the science,...