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Mozzarella-Stuffed Meatballs: “You Might Have to Cook for 20 Guys Someday.”

One of my favorite scenes in The Godfather involved Peter Clemenza (played by the late Richard S. Castellano), Capo to Don Vito Corleone, preparing his meatball sauce for a bunch of mob guys in the kitchen. Clemenza gives a brief … Continue reading

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The Coca-Cola Pig

Friday – 7:30PM Harper maneuvers through the small crowd, bottlenecked between the hostess’ podium and the restaurant’s doorway. A chilled whiff from the AC teases my sweaty shirt. He’s already shaking his head before the door closes. “Twenty-minute wait,” he … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day Parody: A Letter from Strong-but-Vulnerable, Dark Secret T-Shirt Dude

  Hey Ladies, It’s me, Strong-but-Vulnerable Dark Secret T-shirt Dude, and I just wanna send you a few words of love on this Valentine’s Day.  Right now, it’s early morning.  I’m writing this love message on artisanal stationary with a … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day Edition: You Know You’re in a Romantic Comedy If…

  Warning: I have a strong biased against these movies, and there’s a solid chance your boyfriend does too.  Why?  Because it’s relationship science fiction, with unrealistic expectations.  The truth hurts.   You Know When You’re in a Romantic Comedy … Continue reading

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Stoic, Ice Queen, Nightmare, Amazons!

While flying home after the holidays, I had watched this film that intrigued me.  The movie was called “Ruby Sparks,” which was released in 2012.  Zoe Kazan starred as the title character and wrote the screenplay.  It was about this … Continue reading

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“Django Unchained”: An Offensiveness We Need

Thursday night, I had caught a screening of “Django Unchained,” Quentin Tarantino’s latest movie.  It was rare to feel exhilaration from a film, but this wasn’t a typical piece of cinema. Most of you already know the plot: “Cowboy Western-turned-Southern,” … Continue reading

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