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  • Ask Tom: A history of hurricanes hitting the U.K.

    Dear Tom, I was surprised to read about Bertha hitting the U.K. Has that happened before? — Molly Melchor, Chicago Dear Molly, Many hurricanes fade away, weakening as they passing over the cold waters of the North Atlantic, but others become...
  • An unusual musical cherished more than 'Once'

    An unusual musical cherished more than 'Once'
    In portraying a Czech pixie pianist in the Broadway musical "Once," Dani de Waal has a hard task: playing piano onstage. She has played the instrument for years but never in front of a live audience. Though she found the element particularly...
  • 'Frank' is tailor-made musical madness that won't be to every taste

    Some movies are built for mass appeal, and some aim smaller, "festival films" they're called. "Frank" feels like a "festival film" aimed squarely at one festival, the one that is the setting of its third act. Here's an eccentric tragicomedy, with music,...
  • Irish-American Bishop learns Chinese to break down comedy walls

    (Reuters) - An Irish-American stand-up comedian has dramatically increased the size of his potential audience by learning to perform his act in Mandarin Chinese. Des Bishop, 38, left his home in Dublin and moved to China in 2013 for a year to immerse...
  • Side Glance benefits from woman's touch

    Side Glance benefits from woman's touch
    Thanks to 7-year-old gelding Side Glance, Leanne Masterton has become a woman of the thoroughbred world. The European counterpart to assistant trainers in this country is the "traveling head lad" but, because Masterton is a woman, it's more...
  • 'Calvary' could mark a signature role in Brendan Gleeson's career

    'Calvary' could mark a signature role in Brendan Gleeson's career
    His characters have flung swords, absolved sins and robbed homes in the pitch of night. They have been bearded and shaven, light on their feet, weighted with doubt. They have yearned for and granted wisdom and have traded on a smile that has the pull of a...
  • Ireland Welcomes Film and TV Production With Incentives

    The Emerald Isle is about to dispense more green. In 2015, the location for "Game of Thrones" and "Penny Dreadful" will boost its cash rebate from 28% to 32% in order to attract an even greater number of international productions. Plus, the program will...
  • James Brady, the pope and ethnic stereotypes

    When James Brady died Monday, most Americans probably thought of him in connection with one of two things: the attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan — in which Brady, the amiable president’s amiable press secretary, was seriously wounded...
  • 'Girls' actress Allison Williams to play Peter Pan on NBC live special

    "Girls" cast member Allison Williams has been tapped for the title role in NBC's upcoming "Peter Pan Live!" [People] Victoria's Secret model Doutzen Kroes and her husband, disc jockey Sunnery James, welcomed a daughter on Wednesday and promptly posted a...
  • Franklin's 'Dawn Patrol' reminds Lions to go to class

    Mike Hull merely has heard the "Dawn Patrol" stories, one of which involves teammates carrying 50-pound weights above their heads for two hours. Since he's been named academic all-Big Ten three times, Hull doesn't expect to see the grueling morning...
  • What is being an American? Immigration activist Jose Antonio Vargas has some ideas

     What is being an American? Immigration activist Jose Antonio Vargas has some ideas
    In July, Jose Antonio Vargas was arrested trying to board a plane for L.A. for a screening of his film "Documented," about his life before and after he "outed" himself as an undocumented immigrant living in the U.S. for decades. For the first time since...