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Will You Accept This Podcast?: ‘Bachelor In Paradise’ Week 2

Will You Accept This Podcast?: ‘Bachelor In Paradise’ Week 2

WILKES-BARRE — After two brand new episodes of “Bachelor In Paradise,” co-hosts DJ Eberle and Brigid Edmunds-Lawrence are back in a brand new Will You Accept This Podcast? How do they feel about The Goose’s latest antics? What about the relationship between Colton and Tia? Or Venmo John’s actual role in Venmo? Listen to find […]

Pay attention, kids. Let’s make some cookies

Pay attention, kids. Let’s make some cookies

Hi, my name is Autumn Granza, and I’m going to teach you how to cook. At least, that’s my plan with the Weekender’s new column, “This is how I roll.” I aim to teach millennials how to cook so we can all stop paying a fortune to eat out every night. And if you are […]

Nicki Minaj comes just short of greatness on ‘Queen’

Nicki Minaj comes just short of greatness on ‘Queen’

Have you ever heard a record that made you reevaluate your opinions on an artist? I used to always think of Nicki Minaj just as a fairly standard pop rapper. Sure, she can go hard sometimes, but in general, songs like “Super Bass” seemed more in line with her general oeuvre than, say, her striking […]

Celebration to benefit family of Tommy Wynder

Celebration to benefit family of Tommy Wynder

Whether he was riveting audiences as a member of multiple bands in the Northeastern Pennsylvania music scene, mentoring kids in Greater Pittston-area school districts, teaching young drummers in a private setting or sharing stages with music industry greats, Tommy Wynder had an impact on those who met him. That impact is evident as Wynder’s community […]

Will You Accept This Recap? Season Finale: We told you so

Will You Accept This Recap? Season Finale: We told you so

Congratulations, world. You win. Once again, good guys finish last. Well, in this case, they finish second. We had been calling it here on Will You Accept This Recap? and Will You Accept This Podcast? from the beginning: Garrett was destined to win ‘The Bachelorette.’ And guess what? He did! I know, shocking. So, honestly, […]

Ask Phil: Don’t be the comma in Earth, Wind & Fire

Ask Phil: Don’t be the comma in Earth, Wind & Fire

Dear Phil, My best friend and I have been thick as thieves — going as far back as elementary school. Whenever one of us had an idea, usually a crazy one, the other was there. Well, now my friend has the craziest of ideas. He wants to open a psychic detective agency! I KNOW! But […]

Travis Scott’s ‘Astroworld’ is the record he was always capable of

Travis Scott’s ‘Astroworld’ is the record he was always capable of

Since he released his debut full-length record “Rodeo” in 2015, I’ve had a bit of a weird fascination with Travis Scott. Back then, when he still stylized his name as Travi$ Scott, the emcee seemed like a really exciting anomaly. Scott was a well-known acolyte of Kanye’s, and that influence was obvious, but Scott’s woozy, […]

Travis Scott’s ‘Astroworld’ is the record he was always capable of

Travis Scott’s ‘Astroworld’ is the record he was always capable of

Since he released his debut full-length record “Rodeo” in 2015, I’ve had a bit of a weird fascination with Travis Scott. Back then, when he still stylized his name as Travi$ Scott, the emcee seemed like a really exciting anomaly. Scott was a well-known acolyte of Kanye’s, and that influence was obvious, but Scott’s woozy, […]

A second life: Yankees’ Bernie Williams finds musical success after baseball

A second life: Yankees’ Bernie Williams finds musical success after baseball

Not every professional athlete has a backup plan for after their playing career ends — especially if that career is cut short for one reason or another. When Bernie Williams’ tenure with the New York Yankees ended after the 2006 season and his baseball career ended shortly after that, the five-time all-star outfielder was looking […]

Warped Tour makes last stop at Montage Mountain in Scranton

Warped Tour makes last stop at Montage Mountain in Scranton

SCRANTON — Thousands ascended Montage Mountain last week for the final Vans Warped Tour stop in the area. The music festival, which has visited Scranton since 2005, announced last year that 2018 would be the last cross-country tour. “I must admit hearing that 2018 would be the final Vans Warped Tour was a blow to […]

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