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‘Alexander’ fun for kids, but not others

October 16, 2014 “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” suffers from a predictable plot and low stakes, but its cast of likeable characters almost redeems this otherwise mediocre attempt from... more »»

Leonard Cohen: Still on top of his game

October 16, 2014 There’s no reason, of course, why an artist should slow down at 80. more »»

Hannah Bethel at the Orpheum

October 16, 2014 Photo courtesy Hannah Bethel Singer-Songwriter Hannah Bethel will perform with David Mhyre at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at The Orpheum Theater in Hancock. more »»

Jay Leno returning to series TV with CNBC car show

October 16, 2014 NEW YORK (AP) — Jay Leno is returning to nightly television. more »»

Robinson, Chast among book award finalists

October 16, 2014 NEW YORK (AP) — Novelist Marilynne Robinson, cartoonist Roz Chast and former U.S. poet laureate Louise Gluck are among this year’s finalists for the National Book Awards. more »»

Time capsule unsealed in New York

October 11, 2014 NEW YORK — A century-old time capsule, filled mostly with documents by long-gone Wall Street businessmen celebrating New York as a commercial hub, was unsealed Wednesday. more »»

Reading a good book

October 11, 2014 HOUGHTON/HANCOCK — Schools around the area are hoping to help their students fall into a good book. more »»

Giuliani to defend video game firm vs. ex-dictator

October 11, 2014 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani will defend Activision in court against a lawsuit filed by disgraced Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega over the “Call of Duty” franchise,... more »»

Copyright attorney picked to lead Authors Guild

October 11, 2014 NEW YORK (AP) — Copyright attorney and former Library of Congress digital director Mary Rasenberger has been named executive director of the Authors Guild. more »»

Green Day, Sting, Withers among rock hall nominees

October 11, 2014 NEW YORK (AP) — The punk trio Green Day, the short-lived British band The Smiths, “Lean on Me” singer Bill Withers and Sting are among the first-time nominees for enshrinement in the Rock and Roll... more »»

Bigfoot believers gather in Washington state

October 11, 2014 YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Bigfoot believers are gathering this weekend in Washington state. The Yakima Valley Museum is hosting a Bigfoot Round-Up. more »»

Malala, Satyarthi win Nobel Peace Prize

October 10, 2014 OSLO, Norway (AP) — Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan and Kailash Satyarthi of India won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for risking their lives to fight for children’s right. more »»

Former 'SNL' cast member Jan Hooks dies at age 57

October 10, 2014 NEW YORK (AP) — Former “Saturday Night Live” cast member Jan Hooks has died. The 57-year-old Hooks died Thursday in New York, according to The New York Times. more »»

Domestic violence awareness

October 9, 2014 Domestic violence is a crime that isn’t going away anytime soon, so October is national Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and locally there are efforts to get people talking about the subject with... more »»

Artist honored

October 9, 2014 HANCOCK — Ever since she was little, Finlandia Professor Joyce Koskenmaki had an interest in art. She realized she could draw and kept up on her artistic endeavors throughout her lif. more »»

Americans living longer as death rates fall

October 9, 2014 NEW YORK — Americans are living longer than ever before, according to a new government report filled mostly with good news. U.S. life expectancy inched up again and death rates fell. more »»

Room escape attractions growing in US

October 9, 2014 MIAMI BEACH, Fla. more »»

‘Gone Girl’ an engaging thriller

October 9, 2014 Marriage can be hard work. But not for Nick and Amy Dunne. more »»

Artist puts real moms in a museum

October 9, 2014 BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — The first thing you encounter at a new contemporary art show at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is the “Mom Booth,” where a woman in an apron sits at a table. more »»

Showtime to bring back 'Twin Peaks' as new series

October 9, 2014 NEW YORK (AP) — Showtime is returning to the weird world of “Twin Peaks” in a new series a quarter-century after the original version rocked viewers with its strangeness. more »»

 
 
 

 

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