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Dick Gregory to speak at LU Tuesday

Almost from the beginning, controversy has followed St. Louisan Dick Gregory, and been a part of his career.

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Movie Review: Depp indulges inner clown in charmless 'Mortdecai'

Mostly set in contemporary England, but aiming for the zingy retro feel of a vintage Peter Sellers or Terry-Thomas feature from the Swinging Sixties, "Mortdecai" is an anachronistic mess that never succeeds in re-creating the breezy tone or snappy rhythm of the classic caper movies that it aims to pastiche.

Review: Open e-book format comes with headaches

Unfortunately, trying to move my EPub books around gets frustrating. I should be able to read on Barnes & Noble's Nook devices the books I've legitimately bought for Kobo devices, for instance. But it isn't easy to figure out how to do.

Local author releases WWI-era book

Readers will see the World War I era through the eyes of a newlywed couple separated by military service in Jeremy Amick’s latest book, “Soldierly Devotion.”

Company seeks rights to names of iconic Grand Canyon lodges

To those who know and love the Grand Canyon, the names of its historic lodges are synonymous with the national park itself.

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Movie Review: A deglamorized Aniston in the drab 'Cake'

"Cake," in which Jennifer Aniston plays a bitterly grieving, caustically acerbic and chronically pained Los Angeles woman, belongs to a contrived kind of low-budget movie — drab and depressed, but predictably poignant — just as artificial as any blockbuster convention.

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Book Review: 'Russian Tattoo' is worthwhile read

"Russian Tattoo" (Simon & Schuster), by Elena Gorokhova

In her second book, "Russian Tattoo," Elena Gorokhova picks up where her first memoir left off and provides readers with a fascinating glimpse into what it meant to fit into American society after growing up behind the Iron Curtain.

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Movie Review: Pacino bristles with comic energy in 'The Humbling'

Al Pacino delivers his best performance in years in "The Humbling," a tragicomic look at a veteran stage and film actor on the edge of a nervous breakdown.

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Book Review: 'Fear the Darkness' is solid story

"Fear the Darkness" (Minotaur), by Becky Masterman

Relationships require a certain amount of vulnerability — the willingness to expose yourself emotionally, hoping that happiness is the ultimate goal, but realizing that being hurt comes with it, too.

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Oscar fever has fans scrambling to watch, watch, watch

There’s a fever spreading across the land. It’s Oscar fever, with a reasonably short incubation period but symptoms that turn otherwise rational film buffs into bingeing maniacs. In a good way!

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Movie Review: Been there, done that in the 'Wedding Ringer'

The first version of the script for "The Wedding Ringer," a new comedy about a friendless schlub who rents a best man for his big day, was written back in 2002 — a fact that partly accounts for the whiff of stale leftovers that hangs over the movie from start to finish.

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Perry: My female anthems make me ideal Super Bowl performer

Katy Perry says her female empowerment anthems make her the ideal Super Bowl halftime performer after an NFL season shadowed by highly publicized domestic violence cases involving players.

Feminists cheer as bare breasts disappear from UK tabloid

Feminists are rejoicing at the disappearance of bare breasts from the British tabloid The Sun — though the newspaper is not saying whether the decision to ditch its “Page 3 girls” is permanent.

Italy unveils record haul of antiquities from Swiss raids

Authorities on Wednesday unveiled what they said was a record haul of rare antiquities illegally looted from Italy and discovered during raids on Swiss warehouses belonging to a Sicilian former art dealer.

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At Westminster show, 2 new breeds, bigger agility contest

Eleven-year-old Emma Rogers is only six years older than her great Dane and half the size, but she’s set to squire her dog in the ring at this year’s Westminster Kennel Club show.


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