Category: Features

Mike at the Movies

“Just Go With It” (PG-13) *** The title says it all. The plot is ridiculous, the characters outrageous, and it doesn’t make any sense if you analyze it — so just go with it. What you will get is great…

Reader’s Choice

“Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand” Written by Helen Simonson After many false starts, Helen Simonson finally discovered the winning ticket to writing her first published novel. She tells an interviewer she put aside her early efforts at an edgy sort of…

Out & About

Go Out and About this February to help cure cabin fever or romance your favorite cupid. There’s plenty of shopping, dining and the opportunity for a couple’s massage to break residents out of their winter doldrums during the year’s shortest…

Mike at the Movies

“The Green Hornet” (PG-13) *** A nerdy, hip-hop version of a superhero story with accompaniment by Beethoven is one way to describe “The Green Hornet.” Bouncing off old Hornet radio scripts by George Trendle, this script takes all sorts of…

Divine Valentine’s Day Desserts

There are many ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day. My favorites are a fabulous meal, chocolate or ginger! HOT CHOCOLATE PUDDING CAKE Step aside all lava cakes, hot chocolate cakes and molten chocolate cakes. This magical cake will astonish with its…

Out & About

Tenth Annual Chocolate Gala Sample goods from some of Frederick’s finest chocolatiers at this Valentine’s Day preview event being held at 2 p.m. on Jan. 30 at the Cultural Arts Center at 15 North Market Street in Frederick. For more…