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Music review: Review: Dom Flemons' show includes stories on origin of tunes

posted: 05/27/2016 5:23 a.m. Discuss

Dom Flemons, who as a member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops won the very last Grammy available for Best Traditional Folk Album in 2011, took his good-timey post-modern minstrel show to the Oxford American's South on Main on Thursday night, and a swell time was had by all.

Review: Silliest tea party ever

posted: 05/27/2016 1:58 a.m. Discuss

I'm sorry to report we officially live in an age where true inspiration and riotous imagination have been savagely commoditized and beaten down into unadulterated claptrap: A risible litany of obvious formulas, prescribed points of dramatic arc, a manufactured sprinkling of cheap, emotional flashpoints, surrounded on all sides by layer after layer of protective netting, so that absolutely nothing has even a momentary hint of danger.

Rewind: Triple 9

posted: 05/27/2016 1:57 a.m. Discuss

Triple 9 (2016)


posted: 05/27/2016 1:55 a.m. Discuss

Alice Through the Looking Glass


posted: 05/27/2016 1:52 a.m. Discuss

Me Before You, PG-13 Emilia Clarke plays a quirky lass who's been moving from one job to the next to help her family make ends meet, but when she becomes a caregiver for a wealthy, paralyzed young banker (Sam Claflin), his cynical outlook puts her cheerful attitude to the test. With Charles Dance, Jenna Coleman, Matthew Lewis, Vanessa Kirby, Brendan Coyle, Janet McTeer; directed by Thea Sharrock. June 3

Review: X-Men: Apocalypse

posted: 05/27/2016 1:51 a.m. Discuss

Most fanboys and fangirls agree that the Disney-owned Marvel organization has managed to get more of its superheroes onto the big screen with dignity than the Time-Warner owned DC. For those who crave more equality, we can take comfort that director Bryan Singer has now done for the X-Men what Kryptonite does for DC's Superman.

Birds land at top of pecking order

posted: 05/27/2016 1:50 a.m. Discuss

LOS ANGELES -- Captain America and Iron Man found their match at the weekend box office in a group of furious fowl.

Review: Love & Friendship

posted: 05/27/2016 1:49 a.m. Discuss

Whit Stillman is one of those easily typecast directors, the sort of auteur who can be described as a WASPish analog to Woody Allen, albeit one without the knack for churning out a film a year. In fact, he has only made five films over the past 26 years, probably because the sort of dialogue-heavy comedies of manners in which he specializes aren't viewed as terribly lucrative business ventures.

Director Stillman does Jane Austen

posted: 05/27/2016 1:48 a.m. Discuss

"I started listening to Jamaican music, and I got completely obsessed with it as kind of a career-ending obsession because I've been trying to make an early '60s Jamaican church ... film which is a such a nonstarter commercially in the film world. So, that didn't happen, but at the same time I was also working on this Jane Austen thing," says writer-director Whit Stillman.

Review: A Bigger Splash

posted: 05/27/2016 1:48 a.m. Discuss

Even when he stars in comedies, Ralph Fiennes can't help but be serious.

Super Quiz: Medical History

posted: 05/27/2016 1:47 a.m. Discuss

1. Frederick Banting won the Nobel Prize for the discovery of _____.

Helpful Hints

posted: 05/27/2016 1:46 a.m. Discuss

DEAR HELOISE: Whenever I go "junking," I like to think creatively when it comes to common household items. Recently, I found an old, rusted baby swing at a garage sale that was dirt-cheap. It was calling out to me, saying: "Take me home. Make me useful again!"

Horoscopes by Holiday

posted: 05/27/2016 1:45 a.m. Discuss

Happy birthday. In one regard you've always felt you were missing out. This year you remedy the situation. You make up for lost time in June. Try and meet as many people as you can over the next seven weeks. One winning personality match is all it will take to start a successful project or business. August travel is favored.

On Christianity

posted: 05/27/2016 1:45 a.m. Discuss

DEAR REV. GRAHAM: We just paid our taxes, and somewhat to my surprise our records showed we didn't give hardly anything to charity or our church last year. I don't have a question, but this was kind of a wake-up call to us, and hopefully we won't be so forgetful this year.


posted: 05/27/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

Alice Through the Looking Glass





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