Monthly Archives: October 2015

The Giant: Weight Gain, Weight Loss in China

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Thursday Review writer Michael Bush shares with readers his experiences as an ex-pat living in China, and especially what is was like to be overweight in a world of tiny people; this is the story of how he came to terms with his weight, and what he did to lose 100 lbs. Read Michael’s entertaining article on our Features Page, or click here.

Bridge of Spies: Best Film of the Year

Image courtesy 21st Century Fox/Dream Works/Amblin

Image courtesy 21st Century Fox/Dream Works/Amblin

Thursday Review’s Alan Clanton looks at the Steven Spielberg film, Bridge of Spies, starring Tom Hanks and Mark Rylance.  It tells the remarkable true story of attorney James B. Donovan, who represents a Russian spy, and later negotiates a complex trade between the Superpowers, bringing home an American pilot. Read the movie review on our Film & TV Page.

A New Record for Time in Space

Photo courtesy NASA

Photo courtesy NASA

Thursday Review celebrates the achievements of NASA astronaut Scott Kelly, who recently broke Mike Fincke’s record of 382 cumulative days spent in space by a U.S. astronaut; Kelly will soon break another record: the most continuous time spent in space. Read our complete article about Kelly’s mission aboard the International Space Station.

The Agent Who Saved a President

Photo Ron Edmunds/Associated Press

Photo Ron Edmunds/Associated Press

Thursday Review looks at the life of U.S. Secret Service agent Jerry Parr, one of the men who saved President Ronald Reagan’s life on March 30, 1981 in Washington, D.C. when John Hinckley opened fire with a .22 handgun.  As a kid, Parr dreamed of becoming an agent.  Read the full story on our Front Page.

The Martian: Ridley Scott Scores Big

Image 21st Century Fox/Scott-Free Films

Image 21st Century Fox/Scott-Free Films

Thursday Review’s Alan Clanton examines the new mega movie The Martian, an epic adventure about an American astronaut stranded and left for dead on the surface of Mars; a story of survival and human ingenuity, with a strong thread for good science. Read the full review on our Film & TV Page.