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Super Bowl ads this year might be a snooze

No GoDaddy. Not a bikini in sight.

Companies release Super Bowl ads to maximize exposure

With Super Bowl Sunday less than a week away, a flurry of advertisers including Budweiser and LG Electronics have already released their game-day ads in the hopes of stoking excitement and building up shares on social media.

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From the Stacks: ‘MARTians’ takes thought-provoking look at creativity-less culture

Zoe Zindleman, ID No. 009-99-9999, is the last girl.

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Jefferson Airplane co-founder Paul Kantner dies at age 74

Paul Kantner, a founding member of the Jefferson Airplane who stayed with the seminal San Francisco band through its transformation from 1960s hippies to 1970s hit makers as the eventual leader of successor group Jefferson Starship, has died at age 74.

Facebook flips on switch for live video on iPhone app

Facebook is ready to start broadcasting live video on its iPhone app.

Film academy reforms spark new round of protests

Since the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said it was altering membership rules in response to an outcry over the diversity of its voters and nominees, another uproar has erupted around Hollywood.

Columbia library hosting True/False Film Fest promotion

The Columbia Public Library will be hosting its fourth annual “How to True/False” with 102.3 BXR and 1400 KFRU at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 30.

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From the Stacks: ‘Good Omens’ is Gaiman, Pratchett at their best

“Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch” is probably the funniest book I have ever read.

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Macklemore explores his 'White Privilege' in new rap song

Macklemore explores racism and hip-hop in a new song called "White Privilege II," rapping about a white person's position in society with black people fighting injustice and even namechecking Iggy Azalea for appropriating black culture, along with himself.

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Calls for boycott of Oscars grow

Actors say they will sit out this year’s ceremony to protest lack of diversity among nominees

Amid calls for a boycott of the Academy Awards over its all-white acting nominees and Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett Smith both announcing they would sit out this year’s ceremony, the academy’s president said it was time for major changes — and soon.

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From the Stacks: Children’s book is retelling of original “Star Wars: A New Hope”

Just in time for the release of the new “Star Wars” movie, “The Force Awakens,” I was excited to find this children’s version of the original “Star Wars: A New Hope.”

Actor, California lawmaker fight bogus memorabilia

Luke Skywalker actor Mark Hamill has seen it time and time again: "Star Wars" fans with movie posters and other memorabilia that they believe were signed by him.

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Actor Alan Rickman dies at 69

British actor Alan Rickman, a classically trained stage star and sensual screen villain in the “Harry Potter” saga and other films, has died.

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‘Revenant’ leads Oscar noms with 12, only white actors again

The brutal frontier saga “The Revenant” landed a leading 12 nominations for the 88th annual Academy Awards, while the acting categories were again filled entirely by white performers.

List of Academy Awards nominations announced

A complete list of 88th Annual Academy Award nominations was announced Thursday:

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