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Letterman 'wrapping things up,' to retire in 2015

David Letterman's departure from the late-night realm won't just end an unmatched run on television. It also will close the book on an era reaching almost to the birth of TV.

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Movie Review: Johansson invites us into a baffling dream

To say that a movie feels like a dream is not automatically a positive statement. It all depends on the dream.

Book Review: New novel explores unsolved murder from 1876

"Frog Music" (Little, Brown and Co.), by Emma Donoghue

In 1876 in San Francisco, amid a heat wave and smallpox epidemic, an idiosyncratic frog-catching, pants-wearing, bicycle-riding woman is fatally shot through the window of a railroad boarding house.

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Movie Review: Aronofsky's 'Noah' is everything - except boring

What to make of Darren Aronofsky's "Noah"? Perhaps that's the wrong question. Indeed, what NOT to make of "Noah"? Because it is so many things.

Book Review: 'Love & War' is unlikely story of love and politics

"Love & War" (Blue Rider Press), by Mary Matalin and James Carville

"Love & War" is the unlikely love story of one of America's best-known power couples and how their marriage has survived despite their sharply different political views.

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Home Educators club offers ‘Gone with the Breeze’

The annual spring show for JC Home Educators Teen Club is “Gone with the Breeze.” This is the 14th year the group has performed a show.

A new year of series, specials for Animal Planet

On Thursday, Animal Planet will officially unleash for advertisers the channel's programming for the coming year. Its stable of stars will range from puppies and kitties to killer whales, endangered rhinos and a family of snow wolves.

Q&A: Morris on Rumsfeld doc, 'It's a horror movie'

Errol Morris spent more than 30 hours interviewing Donald Rumsfeld. He sifted through thousands of memos — "snowflakes," Rumsfeld called them — from the former secretary of defense and architect of the Iraq war.

Taste of Home on tap

Taste of Home is bringing its cooking school to Mid-Missouri. The event, sponsored by the News Tribune, is at 4 p.m. Thursday at Capitol Plaza Hotel in Jefferson City.

Cole R-5 students to present play

More than 40 students at Cole County R-5 High School will present “The High-Schooler’s Guide to the Galaxy” at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday.

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Movie Review: Lars von Trier's sex epic 'Nymphomaniac'

Lars von Trier's four-hour "Nymphomaniac," which is being released in two "volumes," is a sexual odyssey that could be described as thoughtful, provocative, ridiculous, comically deranged, electrically composed, occasionally beautiful, unforgettable and terrible.

Marathon victim sues Glenn Beck for defamation

A Saudi Arabian man injured in the Boston Marathon bombings has filed a defamation lawsuit against Glenn Beck, accusing the conservative commentator of calling him "the money man" behind the attack.

CBS dubs sound for quiet electric car

CBS News says an editor made an "audio error" in dubbing the sound of a loud traditional car engine over footage of the much quieter Tesla electric car in a "60 Minutes" story that aired Sunday.

Kim Kardashian wades into Syria war debate

Kim Kardashian has waded into Syria's conflict, calling on fans through Twitter to save the ancient Armenian Christian village of Kassab, whose residents fled as rebels seized control of the hamlet in late March.

Report shows book sales held steady in 2013

Even with slowing momentum for e-books and no new blockbusters such as "Fifty Shades of Grey," publishing held its own last year.

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