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Call for entries goes out for the Midwest Book Awards program

October 2, 2014 The Midwest Book Awards program, sponsored by the Midwest Book Publishers Association (MIPA) since 1990, recognizes creativity in content and execution, overall book quality, and the book's unique... more »»

‘Boxtrolls’ fun for the whole family

October 2, 2014 By JESSE?PICKENS The Daily Mining Gazette Laika studio's third film, “The Boxtrolls” carries on the claymation techniques and intelligence of its predecessors, “Coraline” and “Paranorman,” but has... more »»

Netflix takes aim at the theatrical window

October 2, 2014 NEW YORK (AP) — Hollywood’s carefully controlled system of movie rollouts is officially under siege. more »»

Man’s 'Harry Potter' hoard is world's biggest

October 2, 2014 MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexico City man is in Hogwarts heaven after his collection of “Harry Potter” memorabilia was named the world’s largest. more »»

GLAAD study: Gay depictions increase on TV

October 2, 2014 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Television has increased and improved its depiction of gay, lesbian and bisexual characters, with the edge going to cable and the Internet over broadcast networks, according to a... more »»

Nordic Film Series begins 11th season with Finnish comedy

October 2, 2014 HANCOCK - The 11th season of the Nordic Film Series kicks off October 9 with a comedy about a man from Lapland who needs to buy a digital TV box by dawn or risk losing his girlfriend. more »»

Nordic Film Series begins 11th season with Finnish comedy

October 2, 2014 HANCOCK - The 11th season of the Nordic Film Series kicks off October 9 with a comedy about a man from Lapland who needs to buy a digital TV box by dawn or risk losing his girlfriend. more »»

Lena Dunham launches tour for book of adult essays

October 2, 2014 NEW YORK (AP) — There was a baby in the audience and Lena Dunham wondered why. more »»

Gentle exercise

September 25, 2014 HOUGHTON — As people age it’s important for them to continue to get some sort of physical activity. Luckily, there’s an exercise class geared specifically toward seniors. more »»

Tatu Vuorio

September 25, 2014 Finnish artist Tatu Vuorio was told by a colleague that there was a gallery in Michigan that holds many exhibitions from Finnish artists. more »»

Spectacle, legacy inspire Chicago walk

September 20, 2014 CHICAGO (AP) — Nik Wallenda is all about spectacle, a showman who crossed Niagara Falls and an Arizona gorge on a high wire and now has his sights on Chicago’s iconic skyscrapers — partly because of... more »»

Sibelius Academy Music Festival

September 20, 2014 HANCOCK — It may seem kind of contradictory, but during the Sibelius Academy Music Festival, the music of the 20th century Finnish composer isn’t always part of the event, according to Leslie Dukes. more »»

New 'NCIS' spinoff sets up shop in New Orleans

September 20, 2014 LOS ANGELES (AP) — The newest members of the “NCIS” TV franchise understand the importance of family roots. more »»

Comedy, tragedy mingle for Shakespeare at Fenway

September 20, 2014 BOSTON (AP) — Five centuries after William Shakespeare wrote “Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown,” the Boston Red Sox have been deposed as World Series champions, bouncing from last place to... more »»

Bill Cosby to loan art to Smithsonian

September 20, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — After amassing a private collection of African-American Art over four decades, Bill Cosby and his wife, Camille, plan to showcase part of their holdings for the first time in an... more »»

'Three Cups of Tea' author plans reluctant return

September 20, 2014 BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Greg Mortenson doesn’t want to talk about his best-selling “Three Cups of Tea” book, but everybody else does — including his own charity. more »»

Directors Guild finds TV diversity hiring stalled

September 19, 2014 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Women and minorities are largely shut out of the ranks of TV series directors in a stubbornly unchanged pattern of hiring, according to a Hollywood guild study released Wednesday. more »»

Coping with lactose intolerance

September 18, 2014 HANCOCK — Even among humans, the ability to digest lactose past childhood is an anomaly, albeit a widely shared one in some populations. more »»

Spooktember campout this Saturday

September 16, 2014 LAKE?LINDEN?— With the help of the Downtown Development Authority, Lake Linden is hosting a Halloween-themed camping event Saturday being held at the Lake Linden Campground. more »»

Kathy Griffin's guide to late-night TV

September 13, 2014 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Last year, as a late-night TV shake-up ended with yet another chorus line of white male hosts, Joan Rivers decried the lack of women in any of the coveted jobs as “beyond... more »»

 
 
 

 

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