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  • In Selma, Alabama, a movie makes a town remember

    In Selma, Alabama, a movie makes a town remember
    Vera Booker recalls Bloody Sunday like it happened this week. A 29-year-old-nurse in 1965, Booker was relishing some rare time off that fraught March weekend. Then the call came. Black protesters had been beaten up by a white police force at Selma's...
  • Despite embellishments, stunning 'Selma' presents insightful honesty

    Despite embellishments, stunning 'Selma' presents insightful honesty
    Since films based on fact are controversial, perhaps we should stop making them. "Selma," an ambitious, deeply moving drama about the 1960s civil rights movement, has triggered a noisy quarrel, just as pseudo-true-story Oscar contenders "Zero Dark Thirty'...
  • 'Taken 3' expected to push 'Hobbit' from top spot

    'Taken 3' expected to push 'Hobbit' from top spot
    Moviegoers will probably be "Taken" by Liam Neeson this weekend as the third  installment of the action franchise hits theaters. "Taken 3" is expected push the third "Hobbit" installment from its top spot at the box office. It could debut with up to $30...
  • OWN's 'The Haves and the Have Nots' returns to big ratings

    OWN's 'The Haves and the Have Nots' returns to big ratings
    OWN has found ratings riches with "The Haves and the Have Nots." The network scored the highest premiere ratings in its history Tuesday night with the Season 2 launch of the soap opera. Created by Tyler Perry and loosely based on his play of the...
  • 'Selma' is a powerful telling of the MLK story

    "Selma" is a necessary film, even an essential one, with more than its share of memorable performances and vivid, compelling sequences. But welcome as it is for being the first Hollywood production to put the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and his...
  • Michael Sam to Oprah: There are other NFL players who are gay

    Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team, told Oprah Winfrey that he still dreams of playing in a regular season game and that he is not the only homosexual in pro football. In his first interview since disclosing his...
  • 'Selma' is moving, but not quite one of the best pictures of 2014

    Earnest and often inspiring, "Selma" is a handsomely mounted "Eyes on the Prize" account of the defining protests of the civil rights movement. Handsomely mounted and high-minded, it's only sins are overreaching ambition and a tendency to rub the roughest...
  • January events: Brad Meltzer at NSU; 'Rizzoli & Isles' author Tess Gerritsen

    January events: Brad Meltzer at NSU; 'Rizzoli & Isles' author Tess Gerritsen
    This past year, Brad Meltzer has shown he is even more versatile than his readers knew. Not only is he a best-selling author of high-concept thrillers and the host of The History Channel's "Decoded," but he also is a children's author. His series of...
  • Billy Graham makes Most Admired list for 58th time

    For a record 58th time, evangelist Billy Graham has made the Gallup Poll's annual list of the men Americans most admire. The 96-year-old Graham, who rarely leaves his North Carolina home anymore, tied with former President George W. Bush at No. 4 in...
  • Power in 'Selma' can't be denied

    Power in 'Selma' can't be denied
    3.5 stars (out of four) Movies about issue-driven true stories get a lot of awards attention no matter their quality. In 2013, “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” carried with it a certain amount of expectation, as it dealt with race in the U.S....
  • Making unmentionables the talk of the town

    DALLAS For most women, buying a bra is about as much fun as trying on jeans or swimsuits. Faced with rack-after-rack selection and no idea where to start, we tend to grab and go, winding up with undergarments that may be pretty but are uncomfortable...