Category Archives: Entertainment

The best and worst gifts of past holidays seasons

The holidays are always marked by gifts. While some are amazing and some are just plain weird, others can only be summed up in one word: interesting. Two Christmases ago,…

How to handle your family over the holidays

DO allow your grandmother to place her abnormally strong Swedish hands onto your unsuspecting wind-chilled cheeks. She doesn’t get much joy in the world besides her applesauce and one-hour viewing…

Singers’ and Songwriters’ Guild continues to hit all the right notes

After three successful years of writing, singing and performing, the Singers’ and Songwriters’ Guild is ready to make its next note in music. “We thought this was going to be…

Do ancient Mayans deserve praise for their genius

On two hands and one foot, I can count the number of days that we have remaining on Earth because on Dec. 21, 2012, the world comes to an end….

Local radio station’s bold strategy makes waves

If you commiserate with Bruce Springsteen when he sings “There’s fifty-seven channels and nothin’ on,” KRML 102.1 may alleviate your frustration, while bringing peace to families with diverse musical tastes….

First dance show set to dazzle with inventive theme

You know what they say: birds of a feather flock together. But with the dance show performance on Dec. 6 and 7, Carmel High dancers of all different feathers—that is,…

‘Effect of Gamma Rays’ beams in blackbox theater

The Effects of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds, a tongue-twisting but exciting play, will be performed throughout December by Carmel High’s own students and teachers. The show opened Wednesday, and…

‘Farewell, My Queen’ decapitated by lack of focus

Lesbians are cool. Farewell, My Queen, a movie about Marie Antoinette’s lesbian tendencies, is not so cool. Translated from French, Farewell, My Queen promised to be a new perspective on…

‘Skyfall’ flies as thriller, flat as James Bond movie

Is Skyfall the best Bond flick yet? Turns out, it depends on where you look. The performances, line delivery and production values are as brilliant as any moviegoer could hope…

Local activities to re-kindle your holiday spirit

You sip a mug of hot chocolate beside the crackling fireplace, taking in the aroma of baking cookies and fresh pine. Or maybe you light the Menorah, treating yourself to…