• Urban Gardening for the Future

    Mark’s Top 5 garden projects for kids. Read More
  • Urban Gardening for the Community

    There are many reasons why garden plots are a good idea. Taking control of your own patch of dirt makes sense from a lot of points of view, as does a community garden. Read More
  • GMO thougths

    A recent article in Forbes magazine examined the use of pesticides in connection with genetically modified crops and concluded that the introduction such crops has not reduced overall pesticide use. While that may be correct, the issue of GMOs is far more complicated than just the amount of pesticide used. Read More
  • Retinol

    What is the best way to prevent aging of the skin? Stay out of the sun. But it feels so good to soak up those rays and you probably haven’t been as careful about covering up as you should have been? Now there are the fine lines and rough skin to deal with. Is there any chemical help possible? Read More
  • REVIEW: Terminator: Genisys

    "Everything has changed," says Sarah Connor, "the 1984 John sent you to no longer exists," which is essentially sci-fi screenwriter lingo for, 'We've changed most everything you thought you knew about the “Terminator” folklore' Read More
  • REVIEW: Magic Mike XXL

    As the title suggests, the sequel, “Magic Mike XXL,” is bigger than the first film, but is disappointingly (depending on your point of view) about the dancing, rather than the dancers Read More
  • REVIEW: Madame Bovary

    Like classic film noir, it begins at the end with the tragic fate of its protagonist and then ricochets backwards to the start to show how the main character met their fate Read More
  • REVIEW: Infinitely Polar Bear

    Mark Ruffalo stars in and is executive producer of this low budget indie film about Cameron, a manic-depressive man’s efforts to win back the affections of his wife Maggie (Zoe Saldana) and reunite his family Read More