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BOOKMARKS by Andrea McGuigan\   Writer and actor Eleanor Gwyn-Jones left her beloved England behind to make Scranton her home. In Gwyn-Jones’s new novel, Theatricks, (Omnific Publishing) a young woman named Enna abandons England, and her life in theater, to come to Pennsylvania with a handsome man named Cole. Hmm. Sounds a bit autobiographical, perhaps....

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Jennifer Diskin reads poetry at the Schimelfenig Pavilion at Nay Aug Park in July 2007. Photo by Alicia Grega. Bookmarks   When the world lost Jennifer Diskin in 2011, it lost more than a talented poet. We lost an advocate, a friend and an incredibly necessary voice. Jennifer, at 38 years old, was part of the foundation upon which poetry was built, because...

Of H’Wood and H’Ween

  Of H’Wood and H’Ween Jeff Boam’s Horrific Top 10 Movies   Despite time spent learning the movie biz from soup to plain nuts in the trenches of H’wood itself, and making several of my own flicks as well, I may have received my best horror film education from an institution known as Uncle Ted’s Ghoul School. Every television market across...

Seasons of Love

Seasons of Love   Love will be in the air for Lyric Consort’s concert season opening performance. Lyric Consort, northeastern Pennsylvania’s critically acclaimed professional vocal ensemble, will showcase Love: the Journey in Voice and Verse at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 28 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Scranton.   The concert will follow the...

The Reel Report: Oct. 25, 2012

The Reel Report Movie reviews and previews by Jeff Boam OPENING THIS WEEKEND   Cloud Atlas Tom Hanks, Halle Berry So, you say you want a revolution, huh? After making an impressive debut with the 1996 crime thriller Bound, Andy and Larry Wachowski blew the minds of critics and moviegoers alike when The Matrix hit screens in 1999. The mind-bending sci-fi...

Earfull: Back to Her Roots

Back to her roots Cara Marie mixes local ties and southern life When Cara Marie last performed in Pennsylvania six years ago, she was a different person. Now, with a new spiritual meaning to her music, she’s returning from living in Texas and Arizona to play some of her latest material in this area. “I’m really looking forward to reconnecting with the...

Page Not Found: Hot technology in the ‘80s

REMEMBER CASSETTE TAPES AND TETRIS? WEB MASTER TUCKER HOTTES LOOKS BACK. Hey, remember the ’80s? Wait… that’s a ’90s SNL sketch with Jim Breuer. Crap. Stupid Goat Boy. Well, remember anyway? It was a time of great technological wonder, during which the consumer electronics market exploded (and has since only accelerated). We had our first high profile...

Soaking Up the Suds: This beer is hoppin’ good

OUR BI-WEEKLY BEER COLUMN GIVES YOU A TASTY RECOMMENDATION In the last Soaking Up the Suds, I reviewed Victory’s Hop Wallop. I’d just like to start with a quick recap of that review. It’s awesome. Go get some. Anyway, moving on. Since it was so good, I decided to do another hoppy beer this week. This one comes from Shmaltz brewing’s Hebrew line, which...

Bartender of the Week: Kayla Flynn

Bartender of the Week Name: Kayla Flynn Why I like bartending: I’ve always enjoyed catering to people. And there isn’t anything more rewarding than to serve someone a cold beverage after they’ve had a rough day at work. Bar: Chestnut Street Tavern, Dunmore Favorite drink: Yummy Gummy: Gummy vodka, triple sec, and lemonade. ...

File Not Found: Back to the Rails

WEB MASTER TUCKER HOTTES TALKS OF MODEL TRAINS AND … ZOMBIES? As much as I hate to admit it, I’ve been sincerely delinquent in my model railroading adventure. I made a big push in the fall and early winter, but since the new year began, all I’ve achieved is some light model-building — far short from my grandiose plans of greatly expanding my layout....