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Maura Ende


"Man can do what he wills, but he cannot will what he wills," a quote from Arthur Schopenhauer, is the epigraph that perfectly opens John Green’s beautiful novel "Turtles All the Way Down." "Turtles All the Way Down" is the bittersweet story of 16-year-old Aza Holmes, who, along with her best friend, Daisy, is determined to locate a fugitive billionaire, all while copin…

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Few movies have been more highly anticipated by Buffalonians than Reginald Hudlin’s "Marshall," which was filmed in our city. For the most part, the film lives up to the hype. Starring Chadwick Boseman, Josh Gad, Kate Hudson and Sterling K. Brown, "Marshall" follows the true story of Thurgood Marshall, who later became the first African-American Supreme Court justice, a…

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As someone who is indifferent to sports, I can assure anyone who does not expect to enjoy a two-hour film about tennis that Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris’ "Battle of the Sexes" is far more than your classic sports movie. Written by Simon Beaufoy and starring Emma Stone and Steve Carell, "Battle of the Sexes" tells the empowering true story of tennis player Billie Je…

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iI've never liked the term "trendy." Labeling a restaurant "trendy" always seems, to me at least, to imply that the spot is trying to be exclusively for millennials, knowing that its popularity will fade as the trend of whatever it serves does. A trend becomes a fad, so why be a trend? Wholly Crepe is not trying to appeal to the majority by following a meaningless trend; …