Thanks to the tribe

  * Movies: Mudbound * Books: Typhoon Fury by Clive Cussler and Boyd Morrison * Music: Reputation by Taylor Swift * Wine: The Alchemist’s

‘Mudbound’ a moving, literary epic of family, race

Perhaps it’s a sign of the times that after seeing an epic story as poetically told as Dee Rees’ “Mudbound,” feelings of awe and admiration are quickly

Crew of the Oregon fights most ruthless villain yet

Juan Cabrillo and his elite crew of the ship the Oregon fight their most ruthless villain yet in “Typhoon Fury” by Clive Cussler and Boyd Morrison, the

Taylor Swift’s ‘reputation’ is pure pop magic

If you’d stop thinking about her reputation, you’d actually appreciate the musicality of Taylor Swift’s “reputation.” Sure, she named the album that so there will be

News of the World | Thanksgiving tribe reclaims language lost to colonization

The Massachusetts tribe whose ancestors shared a Thanksgiving meal with the Pilgrims nearly 400 years ago is reclaiming its long-lost language, one schoolchild at a time.

The Saxon Renaissance

On 3 October 1990, the Free State of Saxony (Freistaat Sachsen) formally became part of the reunified Germany. East Germany, for the most part of its history (1949-1990),

KitchenWise | Apricot Almond Coffee Cake is a special treat for holidays

If you’re expecting overnight guests during the holiday season, you might want to stock up on the ingredients for this recipe. Doing so will allow you

The fight against ‘overtourism’

  * Movies: Wonder * Books: The Midnight Line by Lee Child * Music: If All I Was Was Black by Mavis Staples * Wine: The Alchemist’s Magic *

In ‘Wonder,’ a sweetly sincere message movie

It’s hard for us cynical souls to walk into a movie advertised with the tagline “Choose kindness” and not shudder in trepidation. What sentimental hooey is this?

New Lee Child novel is bold and mysterious

Author Lee Child delivers another classic Jack Reacher tale with “The Midnight Line.” Reacher’s curiosity is piqued when he gets off a bus and wanders into

Staples in fine form as album chronicles America’s divide

Mavis Staples seems to grow in stature the longer she keeps chronicling America and its contemporary woes. Her constant frame of reference — the civil rights

News of the world | Managing overtourism an increasing feature of global travel

Venice is planning to divert massive cruise liners. Barcelona has cracked down on apartment rentals. Both are at the forefront of efforts to get a grip

The Alchemist’s Magic

Legally defined by Scotch Whisky Regulations 2009 s.3(2) as “a blend of one or more Single Malt Scotch Whiskies with one or more Single Grain Scotch Whiskies”, blended

KitchenWise | Basmati rice makes Greek Style Rice Pilaf special

With the exception of ooey-gooey potato concoctions, side dishes rarely get any respect. Most of us devote our love and attention to the protein in the

Author delivers compassionate look at the displaced

A naked man running through rush-hour traffic that’s backed up for miles jumpstarts “Wonder Valley,” author Ivy Pochoda’s enthralling look at people mired in a nomadic existence, anonymous to

Trump, Pomp & Flattery

  * Movies: Murder on the Orient Express * Books: Wonder Valley by Ivy Pochoda * Music: Bridges Not Walls by Billy Bragg * Wine:

‘Murder on the Orient Express’ is a lavish romp

Kenneth Branagh’s "Murder on the Orient Express" is a visual feast, bursting with movie stars, glamour and production value so high, you might just exit the theater

Billy Bragg delivers the news on ‘Bridges Not Walls’

Billy Bragg is among the most romantic of protest singers but “Bridges Not Walls” is a newscast of dissent, not a love letter. Comprising just six

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