1-star opinions

Off the Beat

At restaurants, I would routinely ask to sample everyone’s dish, make some unsophisticated mental notes about texture and taste, and then focus on the crux of my review: the time with my family.
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4 Thanksgiving-themed movies to enjoy

Thanksgiving can sometimes be overlooked — it often ends up in the shadow of Christmas and Halloween. This holiday, however, is a great excuse to get a few days off from our responsibilities and eat a lot of food. This is not to say that there aren’t any movies out there that revolve around Thanksgiving, though.
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Settled in myself

Off the Beat

Three summers ago, I stood in my neighborhood and watched a strip of fire burn on the distant mountainside across the San Fernando Valley. Last winter, we felt the threat of fire as dry winds blew our windows open and the Thomas Fire burned in nearby Ventura County. With each
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