"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.
The hills are alive with the sound of a big, lucrative anniversary.
Paul McCartney has agreed to induct his former Beatles mate, Ringo Starr, into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next month.
"World Gone By" (William Morrow), by Dennis Lehane
Dennis Lehane's thrilling trilogy about organized crime in the early 20th century is more than a look at gangsters and their ways.
Various artists, "Original Soundtrack from Season 1 of Empire" (Columbia)
If there's one thing that could have sunk Fox's "Empire" faster than bad acting, it's bad music. But ratings for the record-breaking hip-hop drama are soaring, thanks to its addictive story line and entertaining cast, as well as its slew of catchy tunes which are now included in the "Original Soundtrack from Season 1 of Empire."
Luke Bryan, "Spring Break . Checkin' Out" (Capitol Nashville)
Luke Bryan opens his annual spring-break album with "My Ol' Bronco," a song about an aging vehicle that still gets the job done.
"Goldeneye" (Pegasus Books), by Matthew Parker
The relationship between James Bond's author, Ian Fleming, and the island where he sought to escape from dreary post-war Britain is explored in Matthew Parker's unique biography, "Goldeneye."
An original play written by Mark Wegman is the current show produced by Scene One Theatre in Jefferson City.
There are, if not 50, at least a dozen shades of world-weary masculinity in the Liam Neeson thriller "Run All Night."