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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...
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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...
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...
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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...
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...
Reeling it in: Science to the rescue in 'The Martian', if nothing else, a clarion call for amateur writers everywhere. As far as writing goes (I know, I'm not the book critic here), the novel is merely adequate - the dialogue is a little clunky and the characters are a little flat. What seized the...
Arts & Entertainment
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...
Alaska oil industry defends tax credit program

...he thought AOGA's campaign was evidence that "the dynamic has changed pretty significantly."Wielechowski, an outspoken critic of the state's current oil tax program, said leaving the payments to oil companies at their current rate would force lawmakers...

WASHINGTON - Confronting critics of his foreign policy, President Barack...White House with Republicans and other critics who contend that Obama has weakened...extent of his frustration with his critics boiled over. He specifically targeted...


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