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Nine year-olds and guns: A smart combination?

MONTGOMERY VILLAGE, Md., August 28, 2014 — This week, a nine-year-old child killed her gun instructor while trying to fire an automatic weapon. Charles Vacca was killed at an Arizona firing range while he attempted to teach the child how to fire an Uzi while her father recorded the lesson. The corporate media immediately called

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Recorded in Washington: Review of ‘In Medio Ecclesiae’



COLLEGE PARK, May 16, 2014 – There is simply no substitute for authenticity. Where sacred vocal music is concerned, the truth of this maxim is amplified significantly. As polished as certain professional performances of the sacred masterworks may be, these recordings are often eclipsed by groups that may be short on professional accolades, but long

The main gate at the former German Nazi death camp of Auschwitz II .

Book Review: Lucy Beckett’s moving novel, ‘The Leaves Are Falling’

CHICAGO, August 28, 2014 − Lucy Beckett may be a retired English literature professor, but she definitely doesn’t write like one. Fresh off of her success with “Postcard from a Volcano,” Beckett has crafted another work of engaging historical fiction sure to capture the admiration of fans of the genre. What is contained within her

Danielle Davy as "Molly."

Danielle Davy’s riveting performance in Scena’s new ‘Molly’

WASHINGTON, August 29, 2014 – Danielle Davy delivers a riveting performance as “Molly,” the heroine of George O’Brien’s new play, now running at DC’s Atlas Performing Arts Center, located in the heart of the H Street Corridor’s newly emerging arts and entertainment district on the Northeast side of Capitol Hill extended. Scena Theatre’s world premiere production

Danielle Davy as "Molly."

Danielle Davy’s riveting performance in Scena’s new ‘Molly’

WASHINGTON, August 29, 2014 – Danielle Davy delivers a riveting performance as “Molly,” the heroine of George O’Brien’s new play, now running at DC’s Atlas Performing Arts Center, located in the heart of the H Street Corridor’s newly emerging arts and entertainment district on the Northeast side of Capitol Hill extended. Scena Theatre’s world premiere production

When are we finally going to find out what the pink stars are all about on "Under The Dome"? Photo: CBS

When is it time to break up with a TV show?

SAN DIEGO, September 1, 2014 – Sitting down to watch “Under The Dome,” a sense of obligation rather than anticipation nagged at me. It irritated me. I watched anyway. There’s an hour of my life I won’t get back. The TV series adapted from the Stephen King novel of the same name on CBS started

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Taxpayer film incentives: North Carolina and California traveling in different directions.

North Carolina cuts Hollywood fat cats down to size

WASHINGTON, August 27, 2014 – A variety of news sources reported this week the somewhat surprising news that North Carolina is phasing out its once generous tax incentives for movie producers to film in the Tar Heel State. North Carolina’s lavish tax incentives have for years been drawing major productions to abandon the tax hell

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It’s Coin-Toss Friday Follies day for stock market traders

WASHINGTON, August 29, 2014 – Thursday’s trading was moderately unpleasant. Today’s trading may be moderately okay, although there’s always a tendency for markets to sell off late Friday whenever a long, tradeless weekend looms. Both Vlad the Impaler and the Islamofascist goons of the all-new, 8th century-style “Caliphate” loom large in any bear scenario, and

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