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Playing in the band

February 28, 2015 HOUGHTON — Michigan Technological University’s pep band has a culture all its own, and perhaps no one is more familiar with that unique spirit than Jeremy “Mr. more »»

Study details lives of LGBT youths engaged in 'survival sex'

February 28, 2015 NEW YORK (AP) — A unique federally funded study offers a detailed look at the lives of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth in New York City who cope with homelessness and poverty by engagin... more »»

Emojis get diverse in Apple update

February 28, 2015 NEW YORK (AP) — Lovers of emojis, the cute graphics that punctuate online writing and texts, will soon be able to pick from different skin tones and depictions of families with two moms or two dads... more »»

Film fest features a slew of furry friends

February 28, 2015 LOS ANGELES — When abused, homeless animals appear on TV and the melancholy melody starts playing, many of us reach for the remot. more »»

Rothman named co-chair of Sony Pictures

February 28, 2015 NEW YORK (AP) — Former 20th Century Fox chief Tom Rothman has been named chairman of Sony’s Motion Picture Group, replacing Amy Pascal as studio head and effectively concluding Sony’s shake-up... more »»

Q&A: 'Modern Family' producer talks episode shot with iPhone

February 28, 2015 NEW YORK (AP) — For this week’s “Modern Family,” producers put down their expensive professional cameras and shot the episode with iPhones and other Apple devices. more »»

EverGreen Grass Band

February 26, 2015 HANCOCK — In 2008, the EverGreen Grass Band began playing music in Eau Claire, Wis. In the years since, the band has extended their gigs throughout Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Michigan and beyond. more »»

Water aerobics a low-impact, all-season workout

February 26, 2015 CALUMET — If other physical activities are too hard on the body, or even if it’s just too cold outside, there’s another option: water aerobics. more »»

Nielsen: Oscar viewership down 16 percent

February 26, 2015 NEW YORK — Oscar viewership was down 16 percent from last year and reached its lowest point since 2009, with 36. more »»

Superior Wind Symphony presents a mid-winter concert

February 26, 2015 HOUGHTON — Michigan Technological University’s Superior Wind Symphony, under the direction of Mike Christianson, will perform a concert at the Rozsa Center at 7:30 p.m. more »»

Call for study to settle if anesthesia risky to babies

February 26, 2015 WASHINGTON — Studies of baby animals have long suggested that going under anesthesia can have some harmful effects on a developing brai. more »»

‘Into the Woods’ to be shown at Tech

February 26, 2015 HOUGHTON?— Michigan Tech will screen the Academy Award nominated film “Into the Woods,”?starring Meryl Streep and Anna Kendrick. The film will be screened at 5:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. more »»

‘Forza’ creators revving up ‘Fast & Furious’ video game

February 26, 2015 LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Fast & Furious” and “Forza” are hitching a ride together. more »»

Oscar spotlight draws attention to industry diversity issue

February 21, 2015 NEW YORK — It was a year ago that Lupita Nyong’o, shortly before winning the Academy Award for best supporting actress, gave a speech about what she called “dark beauty. more »»

Smithsonian TV documentary, box set celebrate Lead Belly

February 21, 2015 NEW YORK — Huddie “Lead Belly” Ledbetter never had a hit record before he died of Lou Gehrig’s disease in 1949. more »»

'Two and a Half Men' wraps up a dozen years of comedy

February 21, 2015 NEW YORK (AP) — Charlie Harper lives — at least, he lived until the final moments of Thursday’s series finale of “Two and a Half Men.” If you don’t want to know what happened next, stop reading now. more »»

Eddie Murphy said no to Cosby sketch, SNL cast member says

February 21, 2015 NEW YORK (AP) — A lingering letdown for fans after Eddie Murphy’s half-hearted display on the recent “Saturday Night Live” bash has been rekindled by a report of what might have been: Murphy... more »»


February 19, 2015 HOUGHTON?— The lights rise and cast members slowly make their way to the stage, each one engaged in their own private activity. So begins Michigan Tech’s production of “Antigone. more »»

Where’s the beef?

February 19, 2015 HANCOCK — People choose vegetarian and vegan diets for a variety of reasons, including environmental responsibility, religion or a love for animals. more »»



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