Movie Review: “The Thing” – Hardly the Real Thing

“The Thing,” director Matthijs van Heijninjen, Jr.’s prequel to John Carpenter’s 1982 “The Thing,” reminds of a rule of thumb I learned early on in my moviegoing career, when my mom would beg me to take a sandwich to the full day of cartoons and a double feature. The really bad stuff happens not in the Arctic, but in Antarctica. It’s much colder.

NJ Files Race To The Top Education Application

TRENTON – The state Department of Education today submitted New Jersey’s application for the Race to the Top – Early Learning Challenge to the US Department of Education. This application would help to improve the quality of programs for over 75,000 low-income children from birth to age five in non-Abbott school districts across New Jersey.

Lawmakers Ask MLB Players Association To Voluntarily Ban Tobacco Use

WASHINGTON, D.C. – With as many as 15 million viewers—including many children— expected to tune in to watch the first game of the 2011 World Series tonight, U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), joined several fellow Democrats to call on the Major League Baseball Players Association to ban the use of all tobacco products, including smokeless tobacco, on the field, in the dugout, and in the locker rooms.