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NOVEL APPROACH: Escape to life

First Posted: 8/18/2013 It is often said that human nature regards our most primitive need for survival based on two actions: fight or flight. But, what happens if your freedom from a life of struggle leads you to another? In Thomas Keneally’s spellbinding novel, “Daughters of Mars,” readers learn that the power of survival lies […]

Concerts, 9.18.13-9.24.13

First Posted: 9/16/2013 ALICE C. WILTSIE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER (700 N. Wyoming St., Hazleton) 570.861.0510, wiltsiecenter.org • Big Bad Voodoo Daddy: Oct. 18, 8 p.m. THE COOPERAGE PROJECT (1030 Main St., Honesdale) 570.253.2020, thecooperageproject.org • Claudia Nygaard: Sept. 21, 8 p.m., $15-$18. • Mudras: Sept. 27, 7:30 p.m. (Donations accepted and appreciated at the door […]

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Conjuring’ up a good, scary time

First Posted: 7/22/2013 There’s a reason why scary movies such as “The Conjuring” make a ton of money at the box office. Fear is a primal emotion; it never gets old. It can be produced with relative ease – and with a minimal amount of public skepticism. TV has somehow managed to not dominate the […]

Man of the Week: Jamie Sutor

First Posted: 4/29/2013 Jamie Sutor Age: 24 Hometown: Scranton, Pa Favorite Weekender Feature: Look What You Missed Favorite Bar/Restaurant: Andy Gavin’s What are you passionate about? Filmmaking, music, and writing. Who do you admire?I admire anyone who sets out to fulfill their dreams because, without them, we as artists wouldn’t be inspired by their art. […]

It doesn’t take much to excite me. Hand me a comic book or put me in front of a good band and I’m golden. This past week, though, all it took was a press release.

First Posted: 1/30/2013 It doesn’t take much to excite me. Hand me a comic book or put me in front of a good band and I’m golden. This past week, though, all it took was a press release. Last Thursday, I received a release from the Scranton Cultural Center stating that Joel Hodgson, creator of […]

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NOVEL APPROACH: ‘Recalculating’ life

First Posted: 4/1/2013 “Fate makes us who we are / Just as we make it what it is / But the sadness overwhelms.” The above lines originate from the poem, “The Truth in Pudding” by Charles Bernstein, which can be found in his latest poetry collection “Recalculating.” The poem, much like the entirety of the […]

Deer Tick’s latest one of eclectic sounds

First Posted: 9/23/2013 Deer Tick’s albums have always slinked past the confines of genre, and their fifth full-length album is no exception. The title carries weight through the thread of sentiment across the 12 tracks, but “Negativity” doesn’t wallow — the sound dips and rises, varying from alt-country to sweet folk to riled rock. The […]

GREEN PIECE: TOMS more than just comfortable shoes

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