Curtain Call: The Laramie Project is a beautiful tribute

Community Theatre at Woodbury (CTAW) couldn’t have planned the opening of The Laramie Project at a better time. Not only is this the 20th anniversary of the savage murder of gay college student Matthew Shepard, but it was just announced that his ashes will now remain in the crypt at the Washington National Cathedral. This is a most fitting resting … read more

Test Drive: Great to see 2018 Buick Regal TourX sport-wagon

We’ve been fans of sport wagons since the 1990s, when we owned a 1987 Volvo 740 wagon with a turbocharged engine. It combined driving enjoyment, durability and versatility in a way no car we’ve owned, before or since, was able to match. But the 740 had its share of predecessors, including the Cutlass-based Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser and the Skylark-based Buick … read more

Food: October alfredo

The leaves are turning, the mornings have a crisp bite and apple picking excursions are underway. So if you’re anything like me (a fall enthusiast), you’re ready for autumnal flavors. I love pumpkin; when I’m not drinking my pumpkin spice tea or baking pumpkin muffins, I’m probably thinking about whether or not I should go out and buy more pumpkin-flavored … read more

Test Drive: Plenty of room in 2018 Prius Three Touring

Fifteen years ago, the redesigned Toyota Prius was the hit of the subcompact-car market. But it was a one-size-fits-all vehicle — a nice-looking 4-door hatchback that seated five and delivered incredibly high fuel economy, but wasn’t much fun to drive. Moreover, Toyota used lightweight materials to maximize fuel economy, and these plastics, fabrics and interior panels felt cheap. Most of … read more