| Jun 9, 2010
| 1:21 PM
The women dance onto the stage, hips keeping beat to African drums. A man in electric blue polyester urges the audience to sing "yeah, yeah." Within moments, people who never thought about Nigerian politics are hooked on "Fela!"
Such is the power of...
| Jan 13, 2011
| 1:30 AM
Redfield: Elizabeth Betty Steele, 89, of Redfield, S.D., died Monday, Jan. 10, 2011, at Community Memorial Hospital in Redfield.
Her funeral will be Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, at 2 p.m. at United Methodist Church in Redfield. Pastor Lorah Houser-Jankord...
| Jan 27, 2011
| 10:01 AM
Lisa Kudrow may be an Emmy-winning funny lady, but she's serious about helping stars trace their ancestry.
The actress who became iconic as lovably ditsy Phoebe Buffay on the long-running sitcom "Friends" decided to bring a British show to the U.S. as...
| Sep 4, 2011
It didn't take long for Arthur Shaw (Alan Alda) to fleece investors out of countless millions. Transforming Shaw's Ponzi scheme into "Tower Heist" proved a bit more time-consuming.
Envisioned six years ago by Eddie Murphy as an all-black take on "Ocean's...
| Nov 3, 2011
** (out of four)
I support liking brie on your burger, but snooty businessman Arthur Shaw’s (Alan Alda) extravagance catches up to him when the FBI snags him for securities fraud. Since the stolen money includes the pensions of all the staff in...
| Nov 4, 2011
I’ve done at least 20 movie reviews where I talk about Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Sometimes that’s because they are Matthew Broderick films, but usually it’s when they are teen comedies that lift things from Bueller (and they’...
| Nov 7, 2011
| 12:51 PM
"Tower Heist" is one of the better dumb movies I've seen lately.
It's good for some cheap laughs, which is fine because it promises nothing more than cheap laughs. A movie like this will never be mistaken for anything of legitimate high quality, but it...
| Sep 4, 2011
All's Faire in Love
A college football star has to make up for his many absences by working at a Renaissance fair, where he falls for an aspiring actress. With Christina Ricci, Owen Benjamin, Cedric the Entertainer and Matthew Lillard. Written...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 9:07 AM
Walt Disney's 1994 animated blockbuster "The Lion King" certainly hasn't been an endangered species for the studio. Not with an international gross of $788.2 million. Though it hasn't been out on DVD or VHS since 2004, Disney reports it is the most...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 7:12 AM
Lights Out in Wonderland
By DBC Pierre. W.W. Norton. 350 pages. $25.95.
You can always count on a murderer for a fancy prose style," Nabokov's Humbert Humbert said, and, for DBC Pierre's narrator Gabriel in Lights Out in Wonderland, we might adapt...
| Nov 10, 2011
| 9:33 AM
The thieves in "Tower Heist" may have a skyscraper-dwelling rich guy as their target, but the movie itself is reaching into your wallet. It's such a crassly commercial action-comedy that you won't be surprised to learn that its towering aspirations only...