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October 2, 2014 What a non-judgmental society amounts to is that common decency is optional — which means that decency is likely to become less common. more »»

Prescription drug abuse a serious problem

October 2, 2014 Opiate analgesics are the most controversial drugs. They are used for moderate to severe pain and at the same time they are the most commonly abused medications. more »»

Ben Daniels Band

October 2, 2014 Ben Daniels grew up listening to the music his father, Jeff Daniels, listened to, which must have rubbed off on him, since he now plays that same kind of music as part of his band. more »»

A ‘feast for the eyes’ at First Friday

October 2, 2014 CALUMET?— The autumn foliage in the Copper Country has been marvelous this month, and art lovers will find an additional “feast for the eyes” in October’s First Friday in Calumet. more »»

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 »»

Cry, your car’s on hidden camera

September 30, 2014 Without prior knowledge or intent, I recently was inducted into a club I had no interest in joining, especially in light of the $200 initiation fe. more »»

Students fight assault on history

September 30, 2014 This is a tale of two countries. The first country was built on a radical new promise of human equality and a guarantee of the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. more »»

Debates over protocol hurt defense

September 29, 2014 Fox News host Bill O’Reilly wants a mercenary army to supply the ground forces in the latest installment of the war on terror. And it seems the smart set can’t stop laughing. more »»

Is it ever OK to spank?

September 29, 2014 The image of Adrian Peterson’s son’s legs has ignited a welcome cultural conversation. This is unusua. more »»

Two anti-choice parties

September 27, 2014 Democrats often call themselves “pro-choice.” Republicans defend “freedom.” Unfortunately, neither party really believes in letting individuals do what we want. more »»

In need of a new identity

September 26, 2014 When I wrote that title, “In need of a new identity”, I wasn’t referring to what you see in the movies where people change their names, their hair color, and go about life as someone else. more »»

Do your part to prevent a fall

September 25, 2014 September is Falls Prevention Month so it is a great time to consider these ideas to prevent falls in older adults. Did you know that every year in the U. more »»

‘Maze Runner’ stuck in shadow of others

September 25, 2014 “The Maze Runner” returns to YA dystopia and contributes some twists of its own, but ultimately can't escape the shadow of its contemporaries. more »»

 
 
 

 

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