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Super Bowl ads go for the safety

Talking animals, celebrity cameos and crowd-pleasing rock songs: This year’s Super Bowl advertisers are sticking to the classics in their efforts to win over Big Game viewers on Sunday.

New concert venue planned on Delmar Loop

The Delmar Loop in suburban St. Louis is getting another new attraction, with plans for a concert venue expected to open this fall.

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Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice White dead at 74

Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice White, whose horn-driven band sold more than 90 million albums and made hits like "September," ''Shining Star" and "Boogie Wonderland," died Wednesday at his home in Los Angeles, his brother Verdine said.

OJ Simpson not happy with portrayal of lawyer on TV show ads

O.J. Simpson isn’t happy with ads and interviews he’s seen about a cable TV series focusing on his 1995 murder acquittal, his attorney said, but he’s not upset about the way he’s depicted.

Super Bowl ads this year might be a snooze

No GoDaddy. Not a bikini in sight.

Companies release Super Bowl ads to maximize exposure

With Super Bowl Sunday less than a week away, a flurry of advertisers including Budweiser and LG Electronics have already released their game-day ads in the hopes of stoking excitement and building up shares on social media.

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From the Stacks: ‘MARTians’ takes thought-provoking look at creativity-less culture

Zoe Zindleman, ID No. 009-99-9999, is the last girl.

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Jefferson Airplane co-founder Paul Kantner dies at age 74

Paul Kantner, a founding member of the Jefferson Airplane who stayed with the seminal San Francisco band through its transformation from 1960s hippies to 1970s hit makers as the eventual leader of successor group Jefferson Starship, has died at age 74.

Facebook flips on switch for live video on iPhone app

Facebook is ready to start broadcasting live video on its iPhone app.

Film academy reforms spark new round of protests

Since the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said it was altering membership rules in response to an outcry over the diversity of its voters and nominees, another uproar has erupted around Hollywood.

Columbia library hosting True/False Film Fest promotion

The Columbia Public Library will be hosting its fourth annual “How to True/False” with 102.3 BXR and 1400 KFRU at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 30.

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From the Stacks: ‘Good Omens’ is Gaiman, Pratchett at their best

“Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch” is probably the funniest book I have ever read.

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Macklemore explores his 'White Privilege' in new rap song

Macklemore explores racism and hip-hop in a new song called "White Privilege II," rapping about a white person's position in society with black people fighting injustice and even namechecking Iggy Azalea for appropriating black culture, along with himself.

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Calls for boycott of Oscars grow

Actors say they will sit out this year’s ceremony to protest lack of diversity among nominees

Amid calls for a boycott of the Academy Awards over its all-white acting nominees and Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett Smith both announcing they would sit out this year’s ceremony, the academy’s president said it was time for major changes — and soon.

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From the Stacks: Children’s book is retelling of original “Star Wars: A New Hope”

Just in time for the release of the new “Star Wars” movie, “The Force Awakens,” I was excited to find this children’s version of the original “Star Wars: A New Hope.”

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