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Music Reviews
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Monday, November 6th, 2017

Plus - MyBrothaVan, The Church, Courtney Barnett + Kurt Vile

The Church’s outspoken lead singer begrudges the band’s ‘80s hit single “Under the Milky Way.” As the story goes, he fears the song’s universal popularity and longevity overshadows the band’s capabilities. But for many of us, that song is why we continue to follow the band down through the years...
Dining Reviews
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Friday, November 3rd, 2017

Bruce Collier on The Parson's Son in FWB

My plan was to eat lunch solo, then take home dinner for my family. The house caters to working people with limited lunch time, offering handy to-go meal options as well as catering services. They also offer a discount to military, law enforcement and first responder personnel...
Book Reviews
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Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

Reviews by Bruce Collier and Marilu Morgan

The book is primarily about two women—Elena Richardson, an upper class mother who has lived in Shaker her entire life and adheres to an ideology of always playing by the rules; and Mia Warren, a vagabond artist and single mother with a mysterious past...
Dining Reviews
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Saturday, October 21st, 2017

Dining with Bruce Collier Visits La Crema

La Crema has an outdoor patio with tables, some of which are under cover. There is also indoor seating. The sky was still grey and there were occasional drops, so we opted for indoors. We gave our name and phone number to a hostess and took a short stroll down to the beach to watch the red-flagged surf...
Book Reviews
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Thursday, October 12th, 2017

Reviews by Bruce Collier, Jane Morgan and Ronald Larsen

Grisham drops the reader right into the action as F. Scott Fitzgerald’s original manuscripts are stolen from Princeton University’s underground vault. This story follows Mercer Mann, a novelist with money troubles and writer’s block who was recently laid off from her university teaching position...
Dining Reviews
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Friday, October 6th, 2017

Dining with Bruce Collier

Unlike a lot of places in this part of town, parking is easy at Mary’s Kitchen. They open at 11 a.m. Monday through Saturday, and serve from the same menu all day. It’s casual and reservations are generally not necessary, but I was told that larger groups might want to call ahead in the evening...