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  • Locals incorporate arts in Martin Luther King Day celebrations

    Regarded as the champion of the civil rights movement and one of the greatest orators of all time, Martin Luther King Jr. was truly an individual who changed history. His masterful speeches motivated millions, while his non-violent method of protest ushered in a new era of peaceful public movements for change. In an effort to keep his legacy alive and to commemorate his life and accomplishments, t...

    Pillbox | January 18, 2010
  • Julie and Julia follows recipe for success

    While it might seem that Julia Child’s cookbooks are among the last things that anyone would expect to change lives or revolutionize self-perception, Julie and Julia is a movie based on such a premise. The movie does contain delicious entrees and desserts and is put together well, with scenes ranging from a flat above a pizza shop in New York City to the sprawling roads of Paris. Initially,...

    Pillbox | September 21, 2009
  • Miyazaki’s Ponyo makes a splash

    Hayao Miyazaki, the mastermind behind Howl’s Moving Castle, Spirited Away, and Totoro, has come out with another beautiful movie to add to his already impressive filmography.

    Pillbox | September 14, 2009
  • Family issues, Japanese brides, and hook hands

    If you’re looking for something to read but don’t want to be bogged down by thousand-page epics, Constance McCutcheon’s Woman of the Baths might just be the answer.

    Pillbox | August 31, 2009
  • Viewers should rethink opinions about Jon & Kate

    Being at home for the summer and without the rigor of constant schoolwork putting a damper on recreational activities, it seems almost inevitable that reality TV would crop into the summer holidays. Sure enough, Survivor is back with yet another new immunity challenge, the Bachelor and Bachelorette need to choose their summer sweethearts, and Jon and Kate have separated.

    Forum | August 31, 2009