Category: Features

Mike at the Movies

Photo | Submitted Emma Thompson and Mindy Kaling star in Late Night.

Late Night (R) Katherine (Emma Thompson), though looking like soccer star Abby Wambach for much of the film, is bossy, cruel and out of it. (She can’t be bothered to learn her writers’ names, so she gives them all a…

Kaufman’s Kitchen

The Season With Many Reasons to Celebrate This is the time of year with so many reasons to celebrate. It’s the time of year for outdoor eating: picnics, parties and barbecues. For me, it’s the time of year for baking…

The Open Road

After spending a ridiculous amount of time in the car the last two weekends covering multiple states, I have the following observations … Our parents are heroes. Straight up, people. We struggled to make our way in unfamiliar territory with…

Mike at the Movies

Photo | Submitted Taron Egerton stars in “Rocketman.”

Rocketman (R) Taron Edgerton is a magnificent Elton John. He manages to capture the out-of-control rock star who rose, as they say, “from humble beginnings” to become a legend. John’s status might have been less elevated without the partnership of…

Juried Art Show at Kentlands Mansion Enthralls

Photo | Marylou Bono Bill Mapes’ “Joshua” is Best in Show at the Gaithersburg Fine Arts Association’s 33rd Juried Art Show, on display through July 7 at the Kentlands Mansion.

A warm spring evening brought out a crowd to view the Gaithersburg Fine Arts Association’s 33rd Juried Art Show at the Kentlands Mansion. Juror Jean Hirons, a celebrated pastelist, author of “Finding Your Style in Pastel” and instructor at Artists…

Dream Weaver

For many years, my literal translation for Mother’s Day was, “where dreams go to die.” This is because I have found that the majority of women, like me, end up disappointed in some fashion. The vision they had for the…