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Noteworthy, Community Bells to perform

December 4, 2014 HOUGHTON — The Community Bells will join the women's chorus Noteworthy for its “Ring in the Holiday” Christmas concert, set for 7 p.m. Dec. 11, at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Hancock. more »»

Novelist Ben Okri wins Bad Sex in Fiction prize

December 4, 2014 LONDON (AP) — Booker Prize-winning Nigerian writer Ben Okri has won the uncoveted Bad Sex in Fiction Award, a prize for erotic literary encounters that push all the wrong button. more »»

A Copper Country Christmas

November 29, 2014 There are several Christmas-themed events happening in the Copper Country. Here is a list of things going on through December. more »»

Beyond the box set

November 29, 2014 LOS ANGELES — When shopping for the movie lover on your list, why not think outside the box (set)? While DVD or Blu-Ray box sets can still make great gifts, here are some other things to consider fo... more »»

'Cosby' author sorry for omitting assault charges

November 29, 2014 NEW YORK (AP) — The author of a new Bill Cosby biography is apologizing for not pursuing allegations that the comedian had drugged and sexually assaulted numerous women. more »»

Calorie counts to be on menus

November 29, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Diners will soon know how many calories are in that bacon cheeseburger at a chain restaurant, the pasta salad in the supermarket salad bar and even that buttery tub of popcorn at... more »»

Sony to offer partial refunds for gaming console

November 29, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people who bought the handheld gaming console PlayStation Vita are in line for a partial refund from Sony because of questionable claims in its advertisin. more »»

He walks the line

November 28, 2014 CALUMET — Although he’s been deceased for more than a decade, Johnny Cash continues to be an influential artist, inspiring people around the world with his music. more »»

Letter that inspired Jack Kerouac found

November 28, 2014 LOS ANGELES — It’s been called the letter that launched a literary genre — 16,000 amphetamine-fueled, stream-of-consciousness words written by Neal Cassady to his friend Jack Kerouac in 1950. more »»

Katy Perry to perform at Super Bowl

November 28, 2014 NEW YORK (AP) — Will Katy Perry be a firework at the Super Bowl? Will she show them what she’s worth? Will she let her colors burst? NFL announced late Sunday — after rumors swirled for weeks — that... more »»

'Birdman' leads Spirit Awards nominations

November 28, 2014 LOS ANGELES — “Birdman,” a dark comedy about show business, took flight Tuesday with a leading six nominations for the 30th Film Independent Spirit Awards. more »»

One Direction, Iggy Azalea shine at 2014 AMAs

November 28, 2014 One Direction won three honors at the American Music Awards, including artist of the year over powerhouse acts like Beyonce and Luke Bryan, while breakthrough newcomer Iggy Azalea beat out... more »»

Broadway-bound magician shows what's up his sleeve

November 28, 2014 NEW YORK — One grew up idolizing Harry Houdini. The other worshipped David Copperfield. Now they’re both in a place known more for jazz hands than sleight of hand. more »»

A Thanksgiving to remember

November 22, 2014 HOUGHTON?— In a room inside the Portage Lake United Church, while the snow fell heavily outside, people of all races and creeds came together to learn about and celebrate Thanksgiving. more »»

Thanksgiving getaway: 46.3M to hit the road

November 22, 2014 NEW YORK (AP) — The good news for Thanksgiving travelers: the price of gas is at five-year lows. The bad news: a lot more people will be on the road. During the long holiday weekend, 46. more »»

Putting Oscar on the block

November 22, 2014 LOS ANGELES — ‘Tis the season when many stars are preparing for months-long campaigns with the distant hope of bringing home an Academy Award come Februar. more »»

The Nutcracker

November 20, 2014 The Superior School of Dance will perform "The Nutcracker" Friday and Saturday night at 7 p.m., not 7:30 p.m. as previously reported. more »»

Bennett Miller hunts down 'Foxcatcher'

November 15, 2014 NEW YORK — Over a plate of pasta, Bennett Miller is trying to explain how a movie goes from an idea to an actual thing. more »»

Kicking the habit

November 15, 2014 HOUGHTON — On the third Thursday of November, the American Cancer Society marks the Great American Smokeout, a day intended for smokers to take a step towards quitting. more »»

Mandy Moore checks into Fox's ‘Red Band Society’

November 15, 2014 NEW YORK (AP) — Mandy Moore has stepped back into the spotlight with a recurring role on Fox’s “Red Band Society.” Moore, a singer-actress known for her pop hit “Candy,” plays D. more »»

 
 
 

 

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