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What It Do: I, Human

In I, Robot, the 2004 movie based on the work of science fiction author Isaac Asimov, the antagonist, a super-powerful artificial intelligence system, determines that in order to follow the first “Law of Robotics”—that a robot must never harm a human being or, through inaction, allow any human to come…

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Deleted Scenes: House-Hunting

We were in the car last week when my poor, long-suffering wife asked me, “So, are you excited to go house-hunting this weekend?”

It is a personality deficiency on my part that I cannot be dishonest in these situations. Can’t just say, “Yeah, it’s been a few months since the…

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The 10, No, The 100 Best Films Of 2013: Kam’s Annual Assessment Of The Cream Of The Cinematic Crop

While 2013 may be remembered for black-themed films like 42, The Butler, Fruitvale Station and early Oscar favorite 12 Years A Slave, there were plenty of other excellent offerings released over the course of the year. The summer season alone featured a trio of outstanding horror flicks in The

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Shoreworld: Light Of Day’s Salute To The Asbury Angels


As I look back over the years and think about the individuals that paved the way for New Jersey musicians and fans, multiple memories come rolling in. I fondly recall the opportunities I had to meet and associate with guys like Emmy Award-winning songwriter Billy Chinook, a phenomenal guitarist…

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Out Of Bounds: The Road To MetLife Stadium

Just two playoff games remain before the Super Bowl kicks off in beautiful New Jersey on Sunday, Feb. 2. In the first contest, the New England Patriots will travel to face the Denver Broncos in the AFC, and in the NFC, the San Francisco 49ers take on the Seattle…

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Maria Mar’s Local Radar: Madysin Hatter

My local friends, I hope you are enjoying the New Year! We are well on our way to a great year of local music and are stuffing our faces with talent that cannot be ignored. This week, I will be talking about a woman that goes by the name…

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Rant ‘N’ Roll: Her Mother Has Four Noses

Jonatha Brooke stopped her career cold upon her mother’s diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. Prior to that, she had carved out for herself quite the chunk of the “Lilith Fair” market for progressive female singer-songwriters. Her seven folk-pop gems (the most recent of which was The Works in 2008 where…

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Kam on Film: ‘Jamesy Boy,’ ‘Black Coffee’ and What’s New In Theaters

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Troubled Teen Transforms Behind Bars In True Tale Of Redemption

James Burns (Spencer Lofranco) ended up behind bars in spite of his frustrated mother’s (Mary-Louise Parker) best efforts to keep him on the straight and narrow path. When he was 14, she…

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Reality Check: Last Chance Power Drive

Chris Christie: Welcome To Thunderdome

Well, it was a good eight weeks for the governor of New Jersey. Two months ago he was the Republican lion, staring into national TV cameras and commanding the rest of the world, especially Washington D.C., to take a good, hard look at “How things…

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Between & Beyond: Leaks

The story of WikiLeaks, from its first foray into the sphere of common knowledge to its current stalemate, is probably one of the most important stories of our time. The issues involved span from the true potential of the internet, the true intentions of a global superpower that seems increasingly…

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