Badass Butt-kicking Broads On The Big Screen

By Chris Narloch

It must be just a coincidence – since major movies are often green-lit a year or two in advance of their release – but the post-#MeToo period is producing some fantastic feminist heroines on the big screen.

Read on for my reviews of three ball-busting chick flicks, currently playing at multiplexes in and around Sacramento, that are perfect for holiday movie going after your Thanksgiving and Black Friday festivities.

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Wells Fargo Donates an Additional $1.5 Million to California Wildfire Relief Efforts

(November 16, 2018) Wells Fargo & Company has announced a donation of $1.5 million to aid in the ongoing recovery and relief efforts resulting from the devastating wildfires in California.

Earlier this week, Wells Fargo announced a $250,000 donation to local organizations. Today’s donation increases Wells Fargo’s support to $1.75 million.

“As we watch the tragedy unfold in California, our thoughts and prayers are with those affected by the wildfires,” said Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan. “We will continue to stand by our team members, customers and local communities for the relief and recovery efforts in the days to come.”

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The Sacramento Ballet's Nutcracker Gets Two Surprising Twists!

Not only is the Sacramento Ballet performing a brand new, updated version of “The Nutcracker,” they are partnering with an upper-division marketing class at William Jessup University (WJU) to promote this holiday tradition.

The first twist is the show itself.

Under the leadership of a new Artistic Director, Amy Seiwert, Sacramento Ballet will reimagine the work while retaining its classic look, story, and, of course, Tchaikovsky’s spectacular music.

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The River City Chronicles: Part Two by J. Scott Coatsworth

Sacramento author J. Scott Coatsworth has written and published a number of short stories, novellas and full-length novels, but “The River City Chronicles” holds a special place in his little writer heart.

In many ways, it is a love letter to Sacramento, one that we wanted to share with Outword’s readers. To do that we have uploaded the the next installment of chapters here, for you to read online.

Previously:

Previously in the River City: Matteo and Diego hatched a plan to save their faltering Italian restaurant, Ragazzi – a cooking class to meet every Sunday. Carmelina mourned her dead husband Arthur, and decided to try something new. Marcos, a web designer, and Marissa, a homeless teenager, ran across fliers for the class and decided to go too.

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Hair-raising Horror Movies Come Home For Halloween

By Chris Narloch

What’s better than watching a scary movie on Halloween?

Luckily, there have been a number of excellent recent DVD releases aimed at horror movie fans, including 4K Ultra HD discs of John Carpenter’s original “Halloween” and also “The Evil Dead,” plus a 25th Anniversary version of my favorite Halloween flick, “The Nightmare Before Christmas.”

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