More schools in the St. Louis area are introducing the game of chess to their students.
German consumer groups said Thursday they will file a lawsuit against Facebook unless the social network changes its terms of service.
Gillam Family Illusions is preparing for its fifth annual show in Jefferson City to benefit the Council for Drug Free Youth, and the local family isn’t resting on its laurels.
Imagine Dragons, "Smoke + Mirrors" (Interscope)
Imagine Dragons' second studio album, "Smoke + Mirrors," is certainly one of the more technically ambitious releases of this young year.
Sweet & Lynch, "Only to Rise" (Frontiers)
Is this heaven-sent hair metal, or did they just get lucky? Either way, Sweet & Lynch have hit it out of the park on the debut album by some of the '80s leading purveyors of melodic metal.
"The Order: 1886" (Sony, for the PlayStation 4, $59.99)
When a game has "1886" in the title, you expect to see a few familiar characters: Sherlock Holmes, perhaps, or Jack the Ripper, or Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. You don't expect the lead to be Sir Galahad.
Jose Gonzalez, "Vestiges & Claws" (Mute)
The latest album from Swedish-Argentine Jose Gonzalez was partly produced by himself in his kitchen and the intimacy is felt throughout "Vestiges & Claws." Across 10 arresting tracks, Gonzalez plays his acoustic guitar with a graceful tranquility considering "what it's all about" in his aching tenor.
“Speed the Plow” is a satirical dissection of the American movie business by David Mamet presented by Scene One Theatre.
Steve Tyrell, "That Lovin' Feeling" (Concord)
"That Lovin' Feeling" takes vocalist Steve Tyrell full circle to where he began his professional musical career as a producer-promoter for Scepter Records. The label had offices in Broadway's iconic Brill Building packed with the songwriting teams who created an enduring soundtrack for Baby Boomers.
"Twelve Days" (Putnam), by Alex Berenson
From a shoulder-fired rocket aimed at a passenger jet that alights its opening pages "Twelve Days," is the sort of spy thriller that locks you in a fast and ferocious grip and won't let you go.
"McFarland, USA" could so easily have been yet another mushy, feel-good, by-the-numbers sports underdog movie. And in beginning, it seems like it's heading there.
A sweaty cash grab that gives a bad name to sequels in which key talent has jumped ship, Steve Pink's "Hot Tub Time Machine 2" leaps forward rather than backward in time and sort of makes one wish the world had ended while it was en route.
YouTube is going to release a mobile app that will only show video clips suitable for young children to help parents control what their kids are watching on the Internet.
Drake, "If You're Reading This It's Too Late" (Cash Money)
For as long as Drake's been around, almost everything about him — his Mr. Sensitive image, his sweater collection, his cheesy photos with various professional athletes — has been the subject of a never-ending stream of Internet memes.
Whenever an endangered animal dies at the San Diego Zoo, researchers race out, regardless of the hour, to remove its sperm or eggs, maybe a bit of ear or eyeball, and carefully freeze the cells in liquid nitrogen.