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Artistic license gets an audit in Hollywood’s awards season

January 10, 2015 NEW YORK — After Stephen Hawking privately screened “The Theory of Everything,” he judged the affectionate portrait of his life, from student to world-famous theoretical physicist, with a succinct... more »»

Putting out the flames

January 10, 2015 TOIVOLA — When 12 men founded the Toivola Volunteer Fire Department in 1978, they started from scratch, remodeling and re-roofing a social hall for their first fire hall, and personally refitting a... more »»

‘Grand Budapest Hotel’ leads British film award contenders

January 10, 2015 LONDON — Comic confection “The Grand Budapest Hotel” is the surprise front-runner for the British Academy Film Awards, while English acting darlings Eddie Redmayne and Benedict Cumberbatch are... more »»

Movie car in legal battle

January 10, 2015 By DAVID PORTER Associated Press Writer NEWARK, N.. more »»

Acclaimed movie ‘Ida’ heralds Polish cinema renaissance

January 10, 2015 WARSAW, Poland — A Polish movie vying for Golden Globe glory has raised hopes of a revival in the country’s grand cinematic traditions — which include masters such as Roman Polanski, Andrzej Wajda... more »»

Stars weigh in on how to improve awards season

January 10, 2015 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hollywood’s awards season kicks into high gear with the Golden Globes on Sunday, and it won’t stop until the Oscars are handed out on Feb. 22. more »»

CDC: Flu season continues to worsen

January 8, 2015 NEW YORK — The flu is rampant in most of the country, and health officials say the season could peak soo. more »»

Trying for test-tube baby? Risks to mom are rare, study says

January 8, 2015 CHICAGO — Complications are uncommon for women undergoing test-tube fertility procedures: A new 12-year U.S. more »»

CDC: Alcohol poisoning kills 6 a day

January 8, 2015 NEW YORK (AP) — To the surprise of even health officials, it turns out that most deaths from drinking too much involve middle-aged adults — not teens or college kids. more »»

Peiffer’s Corner

January 8, 2015 HANCOCK — When he’s not in Washington, D.C. more »»

Keeping your goals

January 3, 2015 HOUGHTON — Depending on which list is viewed, lifestyle issues are in the top 10 of New Year’s resolutions, and they include losing weight, getting more exercise and quitting smoking. more »»

With digital forces at the gate, a down year for Hollywood

January 3, 2015 NEW YORK (AP) — Hollywood’s 2014 may well go down as a mere box-office blip, or it could be Act One in a drama of coming digital disruption. more »»

Testing anti-drinking drug with help of a fake bar

January 3, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — The tequila sure looks real, so do the beer taps. more »»

Woman sues after fall on Dollywood theme park ride

January 3, 2015 A woman’s brain injury from a headfirst fall from a ride at Dollywood was caused by a mix of sleet and rain that made the ride “dangerously slick” and a lack of adequate safety measures, according t... more »»

2015 begins: Shanghai tragedy, fireworks elsewhere

January 3, 2015 By The Associated Press Revelers crowded New York’s Times Square and converged on the beaches of Brazil and skyscrapers of Dubai to say good riddance to a turbulent 2014 marred by terror woes, Ebol... more »»

Celebrate the new year at First Friday

January 2, 2015 The Calumet Art District welcomes 2015 with a wide array of Gallery Shows and the reopening of the famous Omphale Gallery. more »»

Play a master painter by learning to paint

January 2, 2015 NEW YORK — Talk about suffering for your art. Achieving his acclaimed performance as the masterful British landscape painter J.M.W. Turner in “Mr. more »»

Hammerstein museum plan hits sour note for some

January 2, 2015 PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A plan to convert Broadway lyricist Oscar Hammerstein’s former home into a tourist attraction appears to be falling on deaf ears, but his grandson hopes public officials will soo... more »»

South Korean to drop Sony film in North by balloon

January 2, 2015 SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean activist said Wednesday that he will launch balloons carrying DVDs of Sony’s “The Interview” toward North Korea to try to break down a personality cult built... more »»

How ‘The Interview’s’ VOD grosses could change the game

January 2, 2015 LOS ANGELES — Sony appears to have a win-win with “The Interview. more »»



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