Film

2.8

Review: ‘Den of Thieves’

There’s not much in the heist drama Den of Thieves that hasn’t been said or done better or more elaborately in dozens of other similarly themed films.
3.6

Review: ’12 Strong’

While 12 Strong doesn’t reinvent the war film template, this suitably rousing, intelligent, witty, and well told story contains more than a few surprises that make the film’s unceremonious inclusion amid the January theatrical dumping grounds a bit of a head scratcher.

Television

Summer Bishel as Margo in The Magicians

Summer Bishil and Margo’s mojo on ‘The Magicians’ season 3

The Magicians have lost their mojo. At the end of the supernatural drama’s second season, magic seemed to simply disappear. Poof! That left numerous characters in quite the predicament, most notably Margo (Summer Bishil) and Eliot (Hale Appleman). The two current rulers of Fillory were about to contend with an army of inhospitable fairy invaders--and, now, they are powerless. However, in season three, audiences know that whether she's capable of casting spells or not, never underestimate Margo. Ever.

Food & Style

Technology & Gadgets

Piper Computer Kit

5 gift ideas for kids | 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

The holidays are nearly here, and if you need a few special gift ideas for the children in your life, I've got five gift ideas for kids that will bring a smile to their faces. My top kid-themed gift ideas, that I've also tried and reviewed here, include Barbie, Imaginext, Piper, Blockitecture, and a book by Hannah Alper.

Travel

Fogo Island Inn

Newfoundland in the Ford Edge | St. John’s to Fogo Island Inn

Canada is breathtaking. From coast to coast to coast, and along the border, Canada is a place of discovery, and even for those of us who live here, there are new adventures around every corner. In the fall, my family and I had a trip of a lifetime when we drove a 2017 Ford Edge from St. John's, Newfoundland to the stunning Fogo Island, and stayed at the Fogo Island Inn.

Music