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Movie Review: Emma Bovary proves elusive on screen, once again

What is it about Emma Bovary? She is, of course, one of literature's most famous and tragic heroines.

Music Review: Galantis sparkles with house-heavy 'Pharmacy'

Galantis, "Pharmacy" (Atlantic Records)

Swedish electronic music duo Galantis has debuted with "Pharmacy," displaying plenty of polish from the seasoned producers who've worked with Madonna and Kylie Minogue.

Music Review: Rapper Yelawolf unremarkable on 'Love Story'

Yelawolf, "Love Story" (Interscope/Shady Records)

Yelawolf is out with his third studio album, "Love Story," a well-produced if unremarkable effort on Eminem's label hinged around a rap-sung revelry of southern Americana.

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From the stacks: ‘One Came Home’ chronicles frontier adventure, history

This book is part mystery, part western and one heck of a satisfying read.

Music Review: Franz Ferdinand and Sparks unite as FFS

Franz Ferdinand and Sparks, "FFS" (Domino)

FFS is an art-rock supergroup, bringing together Scottish rockers Franz Ferdinand and Sparks, a Los Angeles synth-pop duo whose experimental theatrics have made them cult figures in Britain for 40 years.

Book Review: Finders Keepers' recalls 'Misery' as King torments a reader

"Finders Keepers" (Scribner), by Stephen King

The power of books over readers is a frequent theme in the work of Stephen King.

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Cosplayers dress for the occasion

Mid-Missouri organizers are once again hosting their annual Cosplacon -- a cosplay, anime, science fiction and gaming convention which was created in 2011.

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Movie Review: In Pixar's 'Inside Out,' the cacophony of childhood

"Inside Out," the latest Pixar punch to the heart, navigates the labyrinth of a young girl's mind in an antic, candy-colored romp through childhood memory to arrive, finally, gloriously, at epiphany.

Music Review: Montgomery Gentry shine on 'Folks Like Us'

Montgomery Gentry, "Folks Like Us" (Blaster)

Montgomery Gentry were pumping out bro-country sounds and themes years before it became the dominant sound in contemporary country music.

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NBC removes Brian Williams from ‘Nightly News’

Lester Holt takes over as anchor

NBC said Thursday that Brian Williams will not return to his job as “Nightly News” anchor following his suspension for misrepresenting himself, but will be given a second chance with the company as a breaking news anchor at the cable network MSNBC.

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Movie Review: Geeks go gangster in fresh, lively "Dope"

The coy, over-the-top Sundance hit from writer-director Rick Famuyiwa about a couple of geeks who get entangled in gangster culture is a fresh and slightly rebellious take on the series of escalating events story

Book Review: Annie unearths dark roots in 'Let Me Die in His Footsteps'

"Let Me Die in His Footsteps" (Dutton), by Lori Roy

Set against alternating backdrops of flourishing Kentucky lavender fields and a struggling tobacco farm, Lori Roy's "Let Me Die in His Footsteps" traces the story of Annie Holleran, how she came to be, and how her entire town might be better off if she'd never been born.

Producer: Cowboy film is real, but Eastwood pitch was not

Matthew McClintock arrived in full Western garb stretched over his 6-foot, 5 inch frame to pitch a potential investor on a documentary about early Montana cowboys. He said he was talking to Clint Eastwood about narrating the film’s opening, he mentioned his friendship with former first lady Barbara Bush and the two men bonded over serving in the Vietnam war.

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Jeb Bush ‘slow jams’ the news with Fallon

Republican Jeb Bush “slow jammed” the news, told about meeting his wife, offered a guacamole recipe and oddly compared his presidential father and brother during a “Tonight” show appearance.

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Game Review: 'Splatoon' brings colorful glee to online shooters

'Splatoon' for the Wii U, $59.99

Online gaming may be dominated by shootouts like "Call of Duty" and "Halo," but they're not exactly family-friendly. It's not just the copious gore; the explosive profanity that passes for trash talk has driven many a parent to unplug the game console.

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