‘Charm Offensive’ suffers from too much drama

‘The magician’By Colm Toibinc. 2020, Scribner28/512 pages If you told me that the most exciting book you have read recently was a novel about the life of a writer, I would think you are crazy. Especially if the author spent hours, daily, locked in his writing study, was often far …

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Gay love stories still rare

In 1996, “Fire” by Deepa Mehta stirred a hornet’s nest in India by showing two women, caught in patriarchal circumstances, falling in love and becoming intimate. Many then considered homosexuality a “sin in the sight of God”. Female desire was also a subject little explored by Indian cinema. Some groups …

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Halloween Fest is coming to Seaside Heights

Seaside Heights announced its very first Halloween Fest on October 22-23. The event will take place on the promenade (or “Boo-walk”) and at the “Petrified Pavilion of the Carrousel”. Mayor Anthony Vaz said: “We are delighted to present this year a family friendly Halloween event for everyone to enjoy. We …

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