Category Archives: Columns and Blogs

Farm & Flavor

By Kerin Gould The meadow is turning from green to toast now, birdies feeding babies, drying vetch turning into waves of faded purple, young crops in the irrigated rows bracing for the heat…and soil that went from mud to concrete

Matías Bombal’s Hollywood

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 The MPAA has rated this PG-13 Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures releases Marvel Studios’ “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2“. Fans of the first movie will not be disappointed; the cast returns with the

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Kong: Skull Island The MPAA has rated this PG-13 Warner Brothers retools the Eighth Wonder of the World for “Kong: Skull Island”. Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts worked from a screenplay adaptation by three screenwriters based on a story by John Gatins.

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Rogue One: A Star Wars story   The MPAA has rated this PG-1 Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures and Lucasfilm bring us “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” the prequel to the very first of “Star Wars” adventures, “A New

King of Jazz: Restored by NBC/Universal, premiering at Tower Theatre for benefit gala

By Matias Bombal In 1930, an unprecedented mixture of art and technology melded elements of music, dance, theatre, design and visual artistry into a great melting pot of jazz on film. The movies had only been “talking” for three years.

Door-to-Door: Keeping Warm

By Pat Lynch We had ways of keeping warm. We girls wore long, flannel nightgowns and raced to stand over the floor heaters on chill mornings. The warm air rushed up, nightgowns billowed out and we looked like tiny-headed creatures

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  ALLIED   The MPAA has rated this R Paramount Pictures has had a good year with movies that echo that studio’s past greatness. Their new release “Allied” is yet another example of the studio returning with force as a

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CAFE SOCIETY The MPAA has rated this PG-13 Woody Allen’s “Cafe Society” is released by Amazon Studios and Lionsgate and marks the first time that the master director has photographed a movie in digital format, a transition from using actual

Door-to-Door: Memories of the State Fair

By Pat Lynch When we were kids in East Sac we waited every year for the California State Fair. The fair brought amazements—beautiful show horses prancing with pure elegance and gigantic Clydesdales clopping along with hair on their hooves, pulling

Janey Way Memories #163

The Last Janey Way Memory

I published my first Janey Way memory, The Story of the Janey Way Gang, on July 2, 2009. Then, I thought the column would last perhaps a few years. I guess my memory proved much better than I imagined. During