In 2001, a stranger-than-fiction "true story" emerged in local papers about a 28-year-old Japanese woman who flew from Japan to Minnesota and bussed to North Dakota to search for the buried money from Joel and Ethan Coen's 1996 film "Fargo." Her dead body was discovered in the snowy wilderness, making the tale even more intriguing.
Modest Mouse, "Strangers to Ourselves" (Epic Records)
It's been eight years since Modest Mouse's album "We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank" smashed onto the U.S. charts at No. 1. Will lightning strike twice for frontman Isaac Brock with the long-gestating "Strangers to Ourselves"?
Richie Furay, "Hand in Hand" (Entertainment One)
Richie Furay's first solo release in eight years is suffused in nostalgia and contentment, a recipe that could fall short were it not for the ringing guitar work and the soulful, occasionally exuberant vocals.
Jefferson City area skaters are lacing up their boots to perform in the 53rd Annual Washington Park Ice Show Friday through Sunday.
There are more ways to watch television online than ever. Even HBO and ESPN — two channels often cited as reasons people keep expensive cable or satellite TV packages — will be available for streaming on their own. All these offerings make it possible to drop your pay-TV service without giving up favorite shows.
Robert K. Wittman’s action-filled career took him around the world, working to apprehend art thieves and recover stolen art worth hundreds of millions of dollars.
Houndmouth, "Little Neon Limelight" (Rough Trade Records)
Get on the Houndmouth bandwagon while you can. This band is going places.
Mark Knopfler, "Tracker" (Verve)
"Tracker" is pretty. It's also pretty subdued.
"The Witch of Painted Sorrows" (Atria Books), by M.J. Rose
M.J. Rose writes compelling tales with a gothic flair, and her latest novel, "The Witch of Painted Sorrows," is her most heartfelt yet.
Even though Madisen Ward is in a band with his mother, when the duo performs onstage he sees her as something else: a musician.
Given that conformity is the scourge of the "Divergent" series and much of its young-adult ilk, it's a shame that the films, including the new "Insurgent," do so little to stray from well-worn YA paths.
An Indiana teenager’s luck has apparently run out after a runaway beer keg on St. Patrick’s Day caught the attention of police.
An eastern Kentucky man whose ancestor helped Daniel Boone blaze a trail through part of Appalachia is hiking along the same path.
At one point in "The Gunman," the new Sean Penn geopolitical thriller, our star goes surfing. It's supposed to show he has a reckless side, since he's surfing in unsafe territory, but it seems to have a larger, much more obvious purpose: To show us that Penn, at 54, is ripped. Very, very ripped.
Genetic samples collected from across the United Kingdom are shedding light on the ancient past, including Viking invasions and a mystery about the arrival of the Anglo-Saxons, researchers report.