Time flies, Even After 17 Years, at French Market West

Time flies, Even After 17 Years, at French Market West

Day in and day out, Jim Beck can be found in the same place he’s been for almost the last two decades: French Market Grille West. But even though Beck and the restaurant he owns just celebrated their 17th anniversary on January 13, it seems like time has flown. “Not really,” Beck laughed when asked […]

Emerging Writers Meet for a Weekend Conference That’s Not Sandhills

Emerging Writers Meet for a Weekend Conference That’s Not Sandhills

The department of English and Foreign Languages and the division of Professional and Community Education of Georgia Regents University (GRU) present the second annual Writers Weekend at Summerville to take place on the GRU Summerville campus February 6-8. The Writers Weekend will feature award-winning authors and faculty from diverse backgrounds who have been selected to […]

“Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit”

“Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit”

The evening after I watched it, someone asked what my favorite part of “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” was. Upon reflection, I realized there’s no such thing. The latest espionage flick featuring America’s stodgy answer to James Bond, “Shadow Recruit” takes Jack Ryan out of the Tom Clancy canon (the late author receives only a “characters […]