The Martian: Elevating the Source Material

All too often, the book a film is based on becomes the default watermark for the story being told. And why shouldn’t it be? After all, it existed first, doesn’t that inherently make it the ideal form of the story? Continue reading

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Chiles Rellenos

Here’s another recipe that comes from my mom. Most places will bread them or deep fry them, so I don’t really get to have these unless I visit home. I’ve loved them my entire life and, this weekend, I took my mom’s challenge and made them for the first time. Continue reading

Vegetarian Street Tacos

This is a spin on a standard street taco, except I’ve substituted the meat for mushrooms and a bell pepper. This is another one of those dishes that you could easily add pork or beef to if you’re not interested in keeping it vegetarian. Conversely, you could drop the cheese and make this a vegan street taco. Continue reading

Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective

Players: 1 to 8

Time: 60 to 120 Minutes

Cost: 40.00
Rating: 4/5 Stars

The day is July 4th, 2015 and six figures huddle around a map of London, ignoring the crackle of fireworks outside. There was a murderer on the loose and no time to waste. After all, what better way to celebrate Independence Day than to best England’s most famous detective at his own game. Continue reading

While We’re Young

I missed this one when it was in theaters despite really digging the teaser (linked below). I love coming of age stories, and a coming of age flick for 30-something’s sounded fresh and inventive – even if you didn’t find Naomi Watts awkwardly dancing to hip-hop funny. Continue reading