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Bob Franken: All sides hate the media

Everyone is a media critic. President Barack Obama, unsuccessfully pleading for a peaceful...heavyweights making their pitches wherever Wilson is hiding out. The critics charge that by stumbling all over each other to secure this major...
Cooking salmon

The salmon I cooked for dinner Tuesday night earned a thumbs up and a "Mmm-mmm!" from the in-house food critic, so I thought I'd share with you how it came to be. It began with a frozen fillet, the front half of a silver that tried in...
Everyone's a critic - and that can be a good thing

...that you can agree with, and even more important - THANK the critic! For example, going back to my driving story, I could have...willing to work to do so.It's a good thing that everyone's a critic, because criticism is one of the most powerful gifts you will...
Civil Rights film seems to try too hard

...hours, 12 minutes As a film critic, I'm used to being at odds...their ten bucks on a ticket, critics are tasked with the job of...cinema. Mostly, though, a critic just hopes that he or she's not surprising that film critics are often more, well, critical...
Arts & Entertainment
Trip to the video store nets a pair of winners

...Entertainment 1 hour, 44 minutes "Hatfields & McCoys" Thinkfactory Media 4 hours, 50 minutes (TV miniseries) As a movie critic, I feel I'm a bit of a purist. I like stories shot on film better than digital, I don't like 3D, and I certainly would...
Arts & Entertainment
Lawmakers begin debate on voter ID

...begun deliberations on a bill that would require voters to present photo identification when casting their ballots, but one critic said the geography and ethnic makeup of the state would likely make the law unconstitutional if passed.The House State Affairs...
Pebble mine battle moves to Capitol Hill

...from entering the National Environmental Policy Act review process, Halford said.Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who has been a harsh critic of the EPA under President Obama, also criticized Pebble back in 2013 for not releasing a formal mine plan that could be reviewed...
Judge to hear arguments in Pebble case against EPA

...Environmental Protection Agency worked with critics of the proposed Pebble Mine with a predetermined...establishing and working with groups of mine critics that essentially acted as advisory committees...document was shared with an attorney for mine critics - a point the government says it does...
Reeling it in: Tiny superhero a huge surprise

...MetaCritic or Rotten Tomatoes you saw a lot of critics dismissing the film, and even those that...say this at my own peril, ignore the critics. "Ant-Man" was one of the most enjoyable...was easily the most fun. Those other critics, I believe are operating under a self-induced...
Arts & Entertainment

LOS ANGELES - "Boyhood" might be the darling of the critics' awards, but when it came down to performances alone...streak recently, winning top honors with most of the major critics' awards, but its small cast faded opposite the star-studded...


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