kitchenwise | Tuscan spinach and ricotta dumplings rime with summertime

It was my great good fortune recently to spend a week in Tuscany on a culinary tour, assisting a friend of mine with some cooking classes.

What’s new at theme parks this Summer

* Book: Little Disasters by Randall Klein * Music: Shawn Mendes by Shawn Mendes * Wine: Rosé is the New Black * F&B: Reuben pizza   DOWNLOAD

In ‘Ibiza’ a summer comedy, streaming at home

So long a staple of the moviegoing experience, the summer comedy has fallen on hard times. There are hardly any on this season’s release schedule, and one

Two couples navigate infidelity, chaos in ‘Little Disasters’

The shared birthday of their sons initially connects Michael and Rebecca to Paul and Jenny. While the women labor, the husbands introduce themselves, sharing a smoke and shot of

Shawn Mendes fragile and soulful on self-titled CD

The month of May is turning into a banner one for album releases from young, good- looking, sensitive singer-songwriters blessed with awesome falsettos. First came Charlie Puth and

Travelog | Wonder Woman coaster, Pixar Pier add thrills to parks

Orlando, Florida, doesn’t have a lock on theme park news this summer. Sure, Toy Story Land at Disney World and a new “Fast & Furious”

Rosé is the New Black

May is the month when trees, vines, parking tickets (at least in Macao) and women are blossoming. (Women are last on my list but first in my heart; I

Kitchenwise | Reuben pizza feeds a party without lots of time, cash

With the end of the school year looming, the proud parents of any number of soon-to-be-minted graduates are wondering how to pull off a celebratory party

Royal romances turn common

* Book: Amateur Hour: Motherhood in Essays and Swear Words by Kimberly Harrington * Music: Santa Rosa Fangs by Matt Costa * Wine: The Icon of Serbia * F&B: Le Cesar highlights authentic

The tormented souls of Schrader’s ‘First Reformed’

Harrowing, but with a wry humor, and utterly transporting, Paul Schrader has synthesized his complex religious upbringing with modern anxieties into a trenchant portrait of tormented souls in “First

New book offers hilarious and poignant take on Motherhood

Motherhood is nothing if not a roller coaster of emotions, and a new book on the topic captures the wild ride perfectly. “Amateur Hour: Motherhood in

Potent pop pastiche from Californian Matt Costa

Rock ‘n’ roll is now old enough to draw social security, which means that for contemporary acts, influences become multigenerational. Such is the case with California singer-songwriter Matt Costa,

Royals | A tolerant view of divorce marks new era

Divorce has bedeviled Britain’s royal family for centuries. It has created problems not only when Prince Charles and Princess Diana ended their marriage in the most

The Icon of Serbia

Glancing over the map of Europe, one tends to take it for granted that wine belongs to the Catholic south, beer to the Protestant north and vodka to the

Le Cesar highlights authentic Portuguese dishes

The city’s dining scene, particularly in Taipa Village, has recently been increasing in popularity, offering a variety of delicacies including local cuisine as well as authentic

The graduate | #MeToo & U

  * Movies: The Seagull * Book: He: a Novel by John Connolly * Music: All I See Is War by Sevendust * Wine: The New Face of Dão * Travelog: the new Norwegian Bliss

‘The Seagull’ a lively but uneven Chekhov adaptation

Productions of Anton Chekhov’s “The Seagull” almost always tip too far into farce or wade too deeply into tragedy, unable to sustain the play’s elusive balancing act.

Connolly reimagines comedian Stan Laurel in ‘he’

Although never referred to by name, the he of the eponymous “he” is comedian Stan Laurel, who with Oliver Hardy, was half of Laurel and Hardy, one of the

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