January 9-13, 2012

Joe Wright’s 2011 film Hanna begins and ends with the same line, and near-identical acts of violence committed by a 16-year-old girl. Kevin Mattison fills you in on the middle bits in “Little girl lost”

Why is it that outdoor hockey seems to hold such a nostalgic appeal when the modern game was actually invented on an indoor rink? The history may not hold up, but that doesn’t mean that hockey in a baseball or football stadium isn’t awesome. Read “Outdoor allure: Why we love the Winter Classic” by Yael Borofsky

Actor, writer, producer, villain, vampire, and coach, Neil Jackson has appeared in films such as Push (2009), Quantum of Solace (2008), Alexander (2004), and on TV in Blade: The Series, the BBC’s new Upstairs Downstairs and ABC’s Make It or Break It. He’s also an active screenwriter and the founder of the film, television and theater company Paper Dragon Productions. Read Rosemary Van Deuren’s “Interview with Neil Jackson”

The Friendly Foodie makes a last-minute pilgrimage to visit Julia Child’s kitchen at the Smithsonian, and discovers one of the possible secrets behind her irrepressible joie de vivre in the kitchen and in front of the camera. Read “Julia’s kitchen”

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