Posts By: Laura Seymour

Laura Seymour

Flicks & Folios – Book Review: Courting Trouble

May is Mystery Month Something struck me as wrong when I opened up this highly-celebrated author’s book. Scottoline is given kudos left and right. Her credentials, too, seem stellar. I’ve never read any her books before, so I was glad to add a new author — especially one with such good reviews. However, I wish… Read more »

Flicks & Folios – Mystery Film Review: Pacific Heights

May is Mystery Month I first saw this film many years ago, around the time it was first released. The characters made my skin crawl. I really connected to the young couple, Patty and Drake (Melanie Griffith and Matthew Modine), trying to make a living by buying a gorgeous old Victorian house in San Francisco… Read more »

Where are the AU Doctoral Programs?

We love to hear from you! Send your questions and comments to, and please indicate if we may publish your letter in the Voice. RE: Debbie Jabbour’s AU Develops Doctorate Program April 28, 2004 – v12i17 I’d like to say how frustrated I am that AU does not currently have a Psychology or Arts… Read more »

Flicks & Folios – Comedy Film Review: Pink Panther

ALL APRIL — COMEDY FILM REVIEWS French Inspector Jacques Clouseau, so loveably played by the late British actor Peter Sellers, is in charge of a very delicate case. Herbert Lom memorably portrays Chief Inspector Dreyfus the frustrated former boss of Clouseau. Dreyfus is now coming up for reassessment in an asylum after having suffered a… Read more »

Flicks & Folios – Kids Film Review: Spaceballs

Mel Brooks has a truly hilarious project here. This 1987 PG rated film is far less “mature” than most of Brooks’ campy fare. It begins with the classic Star Wars formula and then branches out into wacky nonsense throughout. Stars include Bill Pullman as romantic lead Lone Starr (pilot of the flying Winnebago). His sidekick… Read more »

Flicks & Folios – Kids Film Review: Monster’s Inc.

Our last column this month dedicated to films and books for children features this lovely Disney film. As Monster’s Inc. opened I thought, “Holy crap! I think that’ll probably scare some tiny tots!” But trust Disney. Unless your child is a wee small tot who doesn’t understand what’s going on in the dialogue, they’ll soon… Read more »