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â€Ë"Drew’ has no clue

For more than 75 years, tales featuring that adventurous teenage sleuth Nancy Drew have captivated the imaginations of young girls. From the original books penned by Toledo Blade reporter Mildred Wirt Benson (writing under the pseudonym of Carolyn Keene) to the 1930s films starring Bonita Granville, to the more recent

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‘Drew’ has no clue

For more than 75 years, tales featuring that adventurous teenage sleuth Nancy Drew have captivated the imaginations of young girls. From the original books penned by Toledo Blade reporter Mildred Wirt Benson (writing under the pseudonym of Carolyn Keene) to the 1930s films starring Bonita Granville, to the more recent

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Gracie

Even today, with tens of thousands of soccer moms omnipresent across the landscape of suburban America, it is somewhat puzzling that the world’s most universally accepted sport — known everywhere outside the United States as football — still hasn’t totally enraptured U.S. sports fans.  Flash back to the late 1970s, and

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Gracie

Even today, with tens of thousands of soccer moms omnipresent across the landscape of suburban America, it is somewhat puzzling that the world’s most universally accepted sport — known everywhere outside the United States as football — still hasn’t totally enraptured U.S. sports fans.  Flash back to the late 1970s, and

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Do not see this film on a full stomach

Director Danny Boyle’s edgy and very gritty 2002 film “28 Days Later” was an outstanding addition to the genre of “plague pictures” — films usually (but not always) set in a dark future world being overwhelmed by some kind of disease or infection that threatens to annihilate the planet.  Now, Spanish

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Do not see this film on a full stomach

Director Danny Boyle’s edgy and very gritty 2002 film “28 Days Later” was an outstanding addition to the genre of “plague pictures” — films usually (but not always) set in a dark future world being overwhelmed by some kind of disease or infection that threatens to annihilate the planet.  Now, Spanish

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The Flying Scotsman

In America, it took the phenomenon of Lance Armstrong’s repeated wins in the Tour de France to capture the general public’s attention and bring the sport of bicycle racing front and center. Yet in Europe, and in many countries around the world, cycling competitions are frequently major sports stories in

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The Flying Scotsman

In America, it took the phenomenon of Lance Armstrong’s repeated wins in the Tour de France to capture the general public’s attention and bring the sport of bicycle racing front and center. Yet in Europe, and in many countries around the world, cycling competitions are frequently major sports stories in

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This â€Ë"Hoax’ is no joke

Fact and fiction, truths and falsehoods, loyalty and betrayal, are at the core of this fascinating new film from director Lasse Hallstrom.  Based on the intriguing, amusing and often disturbing story of literary hoaxer Clifford Irving and his attempt to convince the world he was Howard Hughes’ officially designated biographer,

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This ‘Hoax’ is no joke

Fact and fiction, truths and falsehoods, loyalty and betrayal, are at the core of this fascinating new film from director Lasse Hallstrom.  Based on the intriguing, amusing and often disturbing story of literary hoaxer Clifford Irving and his attempt to convince the world he was Howard Hughes’ officially designated biographer,

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