ABOVE THE FOLD

3.5Score

The Art of Self-Defense kicks with fists while crunching numbers

Movie Review: The Art of Self-Defense Director Riley Stearns bares some surprising truths in a predictable revenge story that evolves into a forensic audit of the masculine identity as Jesse Eisenberg plays a meek accountant who helps a karate ...
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Uncle Ed Nelson's harmonica and the Zeffirelli-sphere

Movies/Tribute: Franco Zeffirelli and Ed Nelson The late Italian director Franco Zeffirelli did more than inspire a generation of high school students to see their own truth in Shakespeare, he gave a veteran English teacher a good reason to blow his musical Hoehner -- and, in turn, blow your mind.
3.5Score

Spider-Man Far From Home -- with excess baggage

Movie Review: Spider-Man Far From Home The web-slinger gets sticky in a whole new set of places in a so-so sequel that finds a sweet spot in the unspoken codes of masculinity, and what it means to be Spider-Man and awkward teen, Peter Parker, simultaneously.

MOVIE REVIEWS

Pavarotti, the Babe Ruth of opera, gets posthumous spotlight

Movie Review: Pavarotti Director Ron Howard gives Luciano Pavarotti a round of polite applause in his new documentary that explores the early life and loves of a small town kid who sang big.

THE DADDY DIARY

Disney, duty and doodie

Daddy Diary #9: Freaky Friday Father Seeing through the eyes of his infant daughter, a first-time father learns parenting is a precious lesson in learning from an altered perspective By Chris Lackner I’ve decided fatherhood is a life-long ...

POP CULTURE DECODER

Pop Culture Decoder: Mom Boobs

Laying bare the effects that parenthood can have on the pointer sisters By Misty Harris You know how after performing a lot of hard work, you exhale all remaining volume from your chest, slump over and just surrender to gravity? The same ...

FOOD

Dare to Eat the Peach Pie - Dare to Reinvent Yourself

Recipe: Blueberry Peach Pie A humble pie made with peaches isn't just a perfect summer dessert, it's a fitting metaphor for life, and one that career-long food writer Louise Crosby is looking to realize through personal reinvention. By Louise ...
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