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As further proof that the migration to plant-based products is not a fad but a bona-fide trend, more and more cruise lines are keeping pace with current consumer habits by welcoming aboard the gastronomic movement to their fleets.
When Dane Cook performed before a capacity crowd at Madison Square Garden in 2007, he delivered the observational, raunchy brand of comedy he had come to be known for — making fun of family, friends, relationships and sex as thousands of fans cheered so loudly it sounded like a roar. Twelve years later, the comic […]
It has been 40 years since Loverboy formed in Calgary, and the Canadian quintet is still … well, lovin’ every minute of it. With four original members still in the lineup, the group continues to celebrate a career that includes four multiplatinum albums and a slew of rock radio hits, such as “Turn Me Loose,” […]
On the series “Loudermilk,” comedian Brian Regan plays Mugsy, a wisecracking goofball struggling to get off booze who is estranged from his family. The DirecTV Audience network show, filled with adult language and themes, is a much different experience than one of Regan’s stand-up shows, where families with children pack seats to see the comedian […]
More than 50 years on, REO Speedwagon still can’t fight the feeling. The group, formed in 1967 in Champaign, Ill., is still a rock ’n’ roll fixture worldwide, celebrating numerous anniversaries each year — including its chart-topping ballad “Can’t Fight This Feeling,” which turned 35 this year. And it certainly has a hit-filled catalog to […]
Twenty-five years since their first EP seems like a good time for Spoon to take stock. Last month, the Austin, Texas, group released “Everything Hits at Once: The Best of Spoon,” a compilation covering nine studio albums, and favorites such as “Got Nuttin’” and “Don’t You Evah,” as well as one new song, “No Bullets […]
Maria Semple’s 2012 comedy-adventure novel “Where’d You Go, Bernadette” ascended to the top of the New York Times best-seller list, where it lived for more than a year. Readers clearly became invested in the trials and tribulations of Bernadette Fox, an anxiety-ridden, sleep-deprived, incredibly gifted architect who hadn’t designed anything in years. Richard Linklater, the […]
Jim Winnerman, Special to MediaNews Group Learning that small passenger ships were again sailing the Great Lakes from Toronto to Chicago was, for me, akin to discovering a new American coastline had been found. “Last year, there were 30 voyages through the Great Lakes carrying 6,000 passengers, and that is expected to double in 2019,” […]
Annette Traverso, Special to MediaNews Group The editors at America’s Test Kitchen tell us in “How to Roast Everything: A Game-Changing Guide to Building Flavor in Meat, Vegetables, and More” (406 pages, $35; 144 recipes) that “something magical happens when roasting.” Reading those words was all I needed to dive into this cookbook. Being part […]