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'Tomorrowland' is a surprisingly violent take on line between utopia, catastrophe

There seems to be a post-apocalypse for everyone in the family these days.

Four award-winning games from Out of the Box Publishing

Out of the Box Publishing's vision is to inspire and connect families and friends around the world with exceptional and engaging games. This is a review of four of their award-winning games. Read more »

May 12, 2015

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ABC sets 10 new series for next season; Muppets on board

ABC is adding a fourth drama next season from its favorite producer, Shonda Rhimes, and bringing the Muppets to prime time in a series with both adult and kid appeal, the network said Tuesday. Read more »

May 12, 2015

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Cannes chief seeks sun, more female directors, fewer selfies

As the Cannes Film Festival gets set to open, two trends seem clear: The women are coming — and the selfies are going. Read more »

May 12, 2015

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Bollywood meets Hollywood: Priyanka Chopra cast in ABC drama

Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra is heading to American television with a lead role in the ABC drama "Quantico." Read more »

May 12, 2015

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Berlin Philharmonic: May need a year to choose new conductor

The Berlin Philharmonic is giving itself up to a year to find a successor to chief conductor Simon Rattle after the orchestra deadlocked in a marathon vote to anoint a candidate. Read more »

May 12, 2015

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Vandals attack selfie-taking Ottoman prince statue

A statue erected in a Turkish city of an Ottoman prince taking a selfie with a cellphone has been vandalized amid strong criticism of the artwork. Read more »

May 12, 2015

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'Cinderella,' 'Maleficent' were just the beginning: A guide to Disney's live-action adaptations of animated classics

What we know so far about all of the movies Disney currently has in development based on titles from its long history of animated classics. Read more »

May 11, 2015

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'Shared enthusiasm': Local mother/daughter artists cultivate talent through common love of art

Phyllis and Karen Horne have developed and honed their skills to become successful artists with their work now on display at Horne Fine Art. Read more »

May 11, 2015

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Batman ’66 stars to reprise roles for 50th anniversary movie

Holy 50th anniversary celebration, Batman! Adam West and Burt Ward are set to re-team for an animated Batman movie in 2016. Read more »

May 11, 2015

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Last season of 'American Idol' set for Fox's 2015-16 lineup

The swan song of "American Idol" and heavy doses of comedy and sci-fi will mark Fox's 2015-16 season. Read more »

May 11, 2015

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Memories from the CBS boss who signed Dave Letterman 22 long years ago

In his long career at CBS and then as Sony boss, Howard Stringer faced plenty of ticklish negotiations and weighty talent deals. Read more »

May 11, 2015

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Sailing on land aboard Neruda's ship-like homes in Chile

Brazilian tourist Cristiane Stekel stood next to Chilean poet Pablo Neruda's bed and looked out the window at rough ocean waves. The bed is positioned so that the sun rises at its head and sets at... Read more »

May 11, 2015

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'Avengers' sequel tops charts, crushes 'Hot Pursuit'

The "Age of Ultron" is not over. The Avengers sequel topped the domestic box office for the second weekend in a row with an estimated $77.2 million according to Rentrak estimates Sunday. Read more »

May 10, 2015

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Author Mary Robinette Kowal's 'Of Noble Family' tackles issues of family relationships, slavery

As Mary Robinette Kowal was writing “Of Noble Family” (Tor Books, $26.99), the fifth and concluding book in her Glamourist Histories fantasy series, finding a realistic ending proved... Read more »

May 10, 2015

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Book review: 'Dangerous Deception' introduces exciting plot that changes the Caster world

Ridley Duchannes is missing, and all leads point to a kidnapping by the dangerous and twisted Silas Ravenwood. Link and his friends race against time to save Ridley before Silas takes her away from... Read more »

May 9, 2015

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American-Israeli is new first fiddle in Israel orchestra

The packed concert hall in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv went silent, then burst into applause when the 28-year-old violinist took his bow, wearing long coattails and a broad grin. Read more »

May 9, 2015

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Pathfinder Roleplaying game: Here be monsters

What would a fantasy roleplaying game be without monsters? From the classic Beowulf monster Grendel to evil dragon Smaug from the Hobbit, monsters are an important component for any fantasy story. Read more »

May 8, 2015

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The summer reading list that’ll make your child smarter

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New research suggests that when children pick out their own summer reading books, they test better in the following fall term. Read more »

May 8, 2015

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'Avengers' sequel is second biggest US opener of all time

The Avengers are mighty, but not enough to beat themselves. The Marvel and Disney sequel earned a staggering $187.7 million in its debut weekend, making it the second biggest U.S. opening of all... Read more »

May 4, 2015

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First Look: Pixar's 'Inside Out' leaves audience in tears

There wasn't a dry eye in the over 4,000-seat Colosseum theater as the credits rolled following the first screening of Pixar's "Inside Out" at CinemaCon on Wednesday morning. Read more »

April 22, 2015

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'Freetown': 3 points for parents

Information for parents about the film "Freetown." Read more »

April 8, 2015

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Shannon Hale shares lessons learned along the way to publishing third Princess Academy book

"Princess Academy: The Forgotten Sisters" is the third book in the series by Utah author Shannon Hale and follows Miri as she becomes a tutor for three royal sisters. "Princess Academy" was... Read more »

Feb. 24, 2015

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