Binge & Repeat: Meet the residents of Barbary Lane

Happy Pride, folks! In recognition of Pride month, I decided to binge Netflix’s reboot of “Tales of the City.” This particular series is based on Armistead Maupin’s columns turned into novels, with the first television adaptation of the books airing on PBS in the ’90s. After a conservative pushback against the original series for its depictions of drugs and sex … read more

Did I Say That? The bald truth

I don’t own a TV, which makes me a little weird according to 21st century habits. And even though I confess to watching shows on my iPad, I’m not one of those elitists who salivates over 25-part adaptations of Charles Dickens’ novels on PBS. I prefer cheap thrills. Lately I’ve been watching “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” which is a … read more

Drive: Pacifica Hybrid Limited is ideal for family trips

The automaker formerly known as Chrysler Corp. got the jump on the rest of the industry when it introduced the minivan in 1984. The Dodge Caravan and Plymouth Voyager were instantly and enormously popular. At the time, they were the most versatile motor vehicles ever built — featuring car-like handling, good fuel economy, room for seven to eight passengers, and … read more

Binge and Repeat: ‘Good Omens’ is absurdly divine

Armageddon is coming and the only force that can prevent the end of the world is the unlikely friendship between an angel and a demon. Amazon’s new series “Good Omens” is based on Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s book, “Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch.” When Crowley learns of the Antichrist’s birth, he obeys Hell’s … read more

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