NDG Book Review: “Nadine, My Funny and Trusty Guide Dog”

“Nadine, My Funny and Trusty Guide Dog” by Carol Chiodo Fleischman, illustrated by Stephanie Ford
c.2015, Pelican Publishing Company		$16.99 / higher in Canada	      32 pages

By Terri Schlichenmeyer The Bookworm Sez Open your ears and close your mouths! That’s something your teacher says when she wants your class to be still and listen. Look but don’t touch is something Mom says, or “That smells fishy” when she doesn’t believe something. Hearing, smelling, feeling: those are three of the five senses you […]

Almost Famous Women is a delightful collection of short stories

“Almost Famous Women” by Megan Mayhew Bergman

By Terri Schlichenmeyer You were this close. You almost had it. Missed it by a hair, by just a smidge. You were slightly off the mark; in fact, almost too close to call. You didn’t get the cigar. Contrary to the old saying, close counts in more than just horseshoes and hand grenades. The proof […]

The audience is the true winner of TeCo’s 13th Annual New Play Competition

The work of six talented writers showcased in this competition.

By Ruth Ferguson, NDG Editor Six plays in less than three hours, there is bound to be a dud in the mix right? Well, after watching the 13th Annual New Play Competition hosted by TeCo Theatrical Productions, Inc.  at the Bishop Arts Theatre Center last Friday night, that is not true. Every single play was engaging, […]

In Real Life is a celebration of where life takes us when we agree to the journey

Ebony Marshall-Oliver brings In Real Life to the Jubilee Theatre stage (Image: Jubilee Theatre)

By Ruth Ferguson, NDG Editor In Real Life brings to close the trilogy of plays written by actress Charlayne Woodard, and Jubilee Theatre’s fans will be sadden to see the series come to an end. For those who have seen the previous productions of Pretty Fire and Neat, they truly feel like they know Woodard’s […]

Director Kevin Macdonald leaves the door open for surprises in Black Sea


By Ruth Ferguson, NDG Director Kevin Macdonald might just make nautical dramas cool again with his latest film, Black Sea. He visited Dallas to discuss the making of the film and the surprising Jude Law. Black Sea features Law, who believe it or not was not Macdonald’s first choice for the lead role in his […]

Jennifer Lopez discovers The Boy Next Door is not an ideal neighbor!

boy next door

By Ruth Ferguson, NDG Editor Jennifer Lopez’s new flick, The Boy Next Door is sexy and crazy. Sometimes a little too much of both, but don’t think too hard and don’t attend the movie with your grandmother and you should have a good time. Lopez stars as Claire Peterson, a rather sexy high school teacher, […]

The Girl on the Train is so good it will derail your plans

“The Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins

By Terri Schlichenmeyer Off the beaten tracks. That’s where the house is, the one that catches your fancy whenever you pass by. To your eye, it’s unique and whoever lives there must be interesting. They probably have tons of friends and fabulous lives – and in the new book “The Girl on the Train” by Paula […]

The American Plate: What does what is on our plate say about us?

“The American Plate” by Libby H. O’Connell, PhD

By Terri Schlichenmeyer Everything looks so delicious. It all smells great, too, and you can’t decide what you like best. The meat is done just right, potatoes are mashed to perfection, biscuits are to die for. And then there’s dessert!  But – wait, leftovers. That’s your favorite… You’ve got a lot on your plate this month, […]

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