Reeling It In: ‘Inferno’ never really heats up

“Inferno”Columbia Pictures2 hours, 1 minuteLast week on the radio show that I co-host we talked about adaptations and how tricky a prospect that can be.… Continue reading

The Bookworm Sez: The syory of a pioneer on two wheels

It’s a great big world out there.So many things to see, so many places to visit. You can find pictures of those spots, but photos… Continue reading

Poet’s Corner: Tenderness from the Top

Tenderness from the TopBy Brent Johnson, Clam GulchInto the lipsof the Apocalypsefalls Devious Don.Yet not a tearwill there appearthe moment he is gone.Nefarious Newtis kind… Continue reading

Triumvirate Theatre’s ‘Lame Ducks and Dark Horses’ pokes political fun

Though there’s plenty of fodder for a few jokes in the Alaska political scene this time around, the presidential drama was too good to leave… Continue reading

The Bookworm Sez: ‘Ugly’ tells a beautiful story

You already have a name. Your parents gave it to you when you were born. It might’ve meant something special to them, it might’ve been… Continue reading

Reeling it in: Odd twists in ‘Valley of Violence’

“In a Valley of Violence” Focus World 1 hour, 44 minutes   October is just not turning out to be my month for making it… Continue reading

Poet’s Corner: A Friend of Sixty Years

A Friend of Sixty YearsBy Gloria LesherI have a friend of 60 years,who often helps me with my tears.I have a friend of 60 years,and… Continue reading

What’s Happening

Events and Exhibitions ■ “Outside the Palace, ” a collection of works by Celia Anderson, is on display until Oct. 28 at Kenai Fine Art… Continue reading

Not bad, but ‘The Accountant’ just doesn’t add up

“The Accountant” Warner Bros. 2 hours, 8 minutes   The condition of autism has gone through a lot of ups and downs in this country… Continue reading

Poet’s Corner: Cold anf Flu Season

Cold and Flu SeasonBy Hedy Huss, SoldotnaIt’s the cold and flu season.The calendar says your body goes treason.When you get sick, it can be dicey.A… Continue reading

The Bookworm Sez: The stories behind the bumps in the night

Everything seems a little eerier lately, doesn’t it?Maybe that’s because the days are shorter and nights throw shadows. The wind blows a little differently. Newly-bare… Continue reading

What’s Happening

Best Bets ■ The Kenai Performers and the Kenai Senior Connection present a murder mystery dinner theater, “The Show Can’t Go On — But it… Continue reading

Kenai Performers’ murder mystery takes a new twist

Hilarity, murder and gentle mocking of the dinner theater genre itself will ensue in the Kenai Performers’ next murder mystery production this weekend.For $40, theater… Continue reading

Poet’s Corner: The Darkness Fades

The Darkness FadesBy Randy Wolfe, KenaiAs I sit here in the dark, awaiting I don’t know who.Someone I have known my whole life but had… Continue reading

Reeling it in: Crime film doesn’t live up to expectations

“Triple 9”Open Road Films1 hour, 55 minutesYou know what I get tired of hearing? How busy everyone is. “I’m so busy!” “I’ve just got too… Continue reading

The Bookworm Sez: ‘Without Mercy’ will get your heart pounding

You ran into someone from your past the other day.He didn’t recognize you, but you remembered him: same hair, same walk, same irksome laugh and… Continue reading

What’s Happening

Best Bets ■ The annual Evening of Classics fundraiser for the Kenai Peninsula Orchestra will be held at Soldotna Christ Lutheran Church on Oct. 7,… Continue reading

Redoubt Chamber Orchestra to play varied concert

Audiences at Redoubt Chamber Orchestra’s Evening of Classics concert — 7 p.m Friday at Soldotna’s Christ Lutheran Church — will hear a little of the… Continue reading

Poet’s Corner: Four-Legged Buddies

Four-Legged BuddiesBy Bonnie Marie Playle, SoldotnaI think of all my buddies,each one a pro at moods and feelings they study.They range from small cats to… Continue reading

Reeling it in: Film a tribute to Deepwater Horizon workers

“Deepwater Horizon”Summit Entertainment1 hour, 47 minutesOne of the most interesting, and dramatic choices director Peter Berg makes in this week’s disaster-at-sea thriller “Deepwater Horizon” is… Continue reading