| Sep 6, 2013
| 10:00 AM
Those thoroughly satiated with beach days and summer blonds can seek refuge of a darker sort in two new novels for young adults in which classic 19th century Gothic novels get a postmodern, post-punk makeover influenced by the aesthetic of their 20th...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Mike Newell, whose eclectic career has ranged from "Four Weddings and a Funeral" to "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire," has given us a classic adaptation of Charles Dickens' beloved bildungsroman "Great Expectations." It is skillfully made and...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Deliberately paced but not so deliberately thought out, the horror entry "Cassadaga" tries to scoop up enough tropes to satisfy a wide range of potential fright fans but lacks the cohesion to ever truly be effective.
Kelen Coleman sympathetically...
| Aug 18, 2013
| 10:00 PM
Alfred Hitchcock famously said that the difference between suspense and surprise hinges on audience foreknowledge. Picture two people eating. Now imagine a bomb underneath the table, about to go off. Suspense requires the audience to know the bomb is...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 2:52 PM
“Fifty Shades of Grey” glamorizes violence against women. That’s according to a new study published in the Journal of Women’s Health by psychologists at Michigan State University and Ohio State University.
That should seem...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 11:40 AM
There are so many high-profile problems in child welfare offices like the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services, it is easy to forget that some of the most exasperating barriers to helping abused and neglected children are laws...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 3:07 PM
MIDDLETOWN — Two more women who say Dr. Tory Westbrook sexually assaulted them during medical exams at Clinton's Community Health Center testified Monday and Tuesday, while Westbrook's defense attorney worked to get jurors to question the accusers'...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 4:28 PM
MIDDLETOWN — The lawyer defending Dr. Tory Westbrook against sexual assault charges called several witnesses Thursday as he continued working to undermine the allegations brought by five of Westbrook's former patients.
Norm Pattis called as...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 3:52 PM
MIDDLETOWN — The jury in the case against Dr. Tory Westbrook, accused of assaulting women during office exams, got a glimpse of a defense strategy Thursday when another doctor testified about the circumstances under which she would do a full-body...
| Sep 6, 2013
The story in Genesis of Abraham's willingness to kill his son Isaac at God's command still gets a lot of attention. But it doesn't get a lot of love.
In every broadside against religion, God's horrifying demand for a sacrifice and Abraham's acquiescence...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:06 PM
Alaska State Troopers have made two arrests in Fairbanks in connection with the sexual abuse of a 12-year-old child during the span of two years from 2002 to 2003.
Delta Junction residents Daniel Jensen, 53, and his wife Diane, 54, have been arrested...