Recreation & Lifestyle

“Up in the Air” – He Don’t Need no Stinkin’ Baggage

If Jack Nicholson’s Col. Nathan R. Jessup (“A Few Good Men”-1992) was correct in assessing that you can’t handle the truth, then you may not like Jason Reitman’s “Up in the Air.” Caustic and whimsical, often at the same time, this character study of a free spirit extraordinaire, exemplarily portrayed by George Clooney, pulls no punches.

VSA Arts Of New Jersey Announces Spring Workshops For Autistic Children

NEW BRUNSWICK – VSA arts of New Jersey announces spring program offerings for children with autism. Programs are open to children with autism ages 3 to 21 and their family members. The registration deadline is Jan. 11, 2010.

Remembering The Past: Perth Amboy Memories

PERTH AMBOY-Here is an email I received from Nancy Ridge after my Nov. 6, 2009 Veterans Day column:

“Diane, I have been meaning to write for a while now to tell you how much I look forward to and enjoy your column. Thank you for taking the time to do this, I am sure you bring joy to many, many people.

“Avatar” Dances With Aliens

Y’know how no matter what art museum you visit there is always one room you enter that has a giant painting taking up an entire wall? You’re reaction is generally, why? Well, that’s how “Avatar,” director James Cameron’s often brilliant but overlong sci-fi extravaganza, initially strikes you.