"Devotion" (Ballantine Books), by Adam Makos
In the spirit of "Unbroken" and "The Boys in the Boat" comes "Devotion: An Epic Story of Heroism, Friendship, and Sacrifice" by journalist Adam Makos.
India’s film censor authorities have ordered kissing scenes in the latest James Bond movie, “Spectre,” be shortened before it is released in the country.
Hello, it’s Adele, and she’s going to give the music industry a much-needed boost this year with “25.”
ABC’s “Good Morning America” celebrated its 40th anniversary Thursday with a studio jammed with the men and women who hosted the wake-up broadcast through its long history.
From the start, though, it's clear "Mockingjay Part 2" is neither intended for critics nor newcomers. It's for the fans of Suzanne Collins' books, to which the franchise has slavishly sworn its fidelity.
Tim McGraw, "Damn Country Music" (Big Machine)
Few veteran artists straddle contemporary and traditional country music styles as well, and as entertainingly, as Tim McGraw. On his new album, "Damn Country Music," McGraw includes tunes George Jones would have felt comfortable performing, while others push country music into new territory.
"Black Dragon River" (Penguin Press), by Dominic Ziegler
Author Dominic Ziegler draws deeply on history while traveling down the river that, with tributaries, marks much of the Russia-China border. As he makes his way through rural Mongolia to begin his journey, he sets the scene with 13th-century tales of Genghis Khan, whose Mongols sacked both Beijing and the seat of early Russian civilization, Kiev.
When Pharrell Williams signed up to perform at an all-star concert highlighting race relations in America, the multi-layered musician didn't want to "have a kumbaya type-of-moment" onstage with his fellow performers, as he put it.
Mark Ruffalo never walks in "Spotlight." His very slowest is just shy of a flat out jog. It's a minor detail, but it's crucial to appreciating why this studied, smart look at The Boston Globe's Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation into the abuses of the Catholic Church is also utterly exhilarating.
Sitting in a bathtub with a pen in one hand and glass of whiskey in the other, a long cigarette holder dangling beneath his wiry moustache, Dalton Trumbo wrote countless Hollywood screenplays. But you don't have to know a thing about Trumbo, Hollywood or communism to enjoy watching "Trumbo."
"The Comedians" (Grove Press) by Kliph Nesteroff
Written by former stand-up comic Kliph Nesteroff, "The Comedians" follows the meandering history of everything funny.
The Missourians, a Dickens-style caroling group, is beginning its 29th and final season in December.
Silence is anything but golden when a young voice is taken — and, with it, the truth.
The Jefferson City Community Symphonic Band will host a traditional fall concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Missouri Capitol Rotunda.
"The Crossing" (Little, Brown and Co.), by Michael Connelly
Michael Connelly brings back both of his series characters, now retired detective Harry Bosch and criminal defense attorney Mickey Haller, in his latest novel, "The Crossing."