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posted: 03/27/2015 1:46 a.m. Discuss

New this week Home 85 PG An alien race in search of a new place to call home takes over Earth and relocates all humans except one resourceful girl (voice of Rihanna) who, with a banished alien (voice of Jim Parsons) embarks on the road trip of a lifetime.

Helpful Hints

posted: 03/27/2015 1:45 a.m. Discuss

DEAR HELOISE: Everyone has to drive through a school zone at some point or another, and I drive through several on my daily commute. Most have signs that designate where school zones start and stop. But how do you know when a school zone ends if there is no sign?

Horoscopes by Holiday

posted: 03/27/2015 1:45 a.m. Discuss

Happy birthday. You're strong, but next month, when the stars send you someone to help you carry your load, don't turn down the assist. Give up some baggage, and you'll be in a position for a May adventure. Family business is favored in June.

On Christianity

posted: 03/27/2015 1:44 a.m. Discuss

DEAR REV. GRAHAM: Why didn't Jesus flee once He knew His enemies were out to get Him, instead of openly appearing in public and almost daring them to arrest Him? This has always puzzled me.

Super Quiz: Science Studies

posted: 03/27/2015 1:44 a.m. Discuss

1. Study of life

LIVE! in NWA

posted: 03/27/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

Today Lucious Spiller -- The Big Chill, Rogers.

Sweet, Sweet Friendship

posted: 03/27/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

Broadway did not give "Superior Donuts" much of a chance. Sean Patrick Reilly knows that all too well. He served as understudy to several of the original cast, but he was out of a job after the just-more-than three-month run.

A Sonic Shuffle

posted: 03/27/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

The February release "Wake" by Nora Jane Struthers is her most personal recording yet, she readily admits. It's her most rollicking album to date, too. So does that mean she's secretly a rock 'n' roll artist?

COMING MOVIES Northwest Arkansas

posted: 03/27/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

(opening dates are tentative) Furious 7, PG-13 A continuation of the Fast and the Furious franchise. Dominic Torreto (Vin Diesel) and his crew took down Owen Shaw in the last one, and his brother now wants revenge.

Penn can't save dying Gunman

posted: 03/27/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

The action movie The Gunman had some things going for it. Star power, for one, with Sean Penn in the lead role and a supporting cast that included Javier Bardem and Idris Elba. It was also the work of director Pierre Morel, who knows how to make an audience white-knuckle its armrests.

Name and faces

updated: 03/26/2015 3:37 a.m. Discuss

The BBC decided Wednesday not to renew the contract of Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson after a fracas with his producer, ending his connection to the program built around macho banter, off-color jokes and cars. BBC Director-General Tony Hall concluded that Clarkson struck and for 30 minutes verbally attacked producer Oisin Tymon while they were filming on location, leaving Tymon with a swollen and bloody lip. The producer went to a hospital for treatment. Hall acknowledged that lifting the presenter of the program "will divide opinion."

Country trio earns musical merit

posted: 03/26/2015 3:27 a.m. Discuss

A trio of Arkansans -- Jim Ed Brown and his sisters Maxine and Bonnie -- have been chosen to become the newest members of the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tenn., the Country Music Association announced Wednesday.

THE WEEKEND TEN

posted: 03/26/2015 2:11 a.m. Discuss

1 JAM Winter is technically over, but the Winter Jam Tour Spectacular continues and puts on an effects- and message-filled show, 7 p.m. Friday at North Little Rock’s Verizon Arena.

Piro's pizzas, salads make the cut

posted: 03/26/2015 2:07 a.m. Comment 1

While pizza has proliferated like, well, pizza across the landscape, until fairly recently actual Neapolitan-style pizza was hard to come by around here.

Fast Forward

posted: 03/26/2015 2:05 a.m. Discuss

Things to do next week and next month Next week Screen it: Question-and-answer sessions, receptions and, of course, films galore, are part of the annual Ozark Foothills Filmfest, April 3-4 and 10-11 in Batesville.

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