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Another black comic blast of ‘Borderlands’
Like dozens of other video games, “Borderlands” is all about killing — people, robots, monsters, whatever. But “Borderlands” has a not-so-secret weapon in its arsenal: an acidic sense of black humor that’s a welcome relief from the gung-ho war-is-hell cliches of competitors like “Call ...
By Lou Kesten The Associated Press FULL STORY
Non-stop action in‘Wick’
LOS ANGELES — In an intriguing cinematic twist, Keanu Reeves’ Matrix stunt double Chad Stahelski becomes his co-director with David Leitch on “John Wick,” a visceral revenge thriller that marks a confident, muscular action debut. After a marked absence from the genre, Reeves resoundingly ret...
By Justin Lowe The Associated Press FULL STORY
To tweet, or not to tweet?
This is a question that people should ask themselves before broadcasting their 140-character tweet to the world. Ever since its creation in 2006, Twitter’s mission has been to give every user the power to create and share ideas and information instantly, without barriers. However, every ti...
By Arianna Bayangos FULL STORY
Shailene Woodley gets lost in a blizzard
By now, there should be no question in anyone’s mind that Shailene Woodley is an actress on a rapid-fire journey to stardom. She’s enchanted us in enough films — “The Descendants,” “The Spectacular Now,” “The Fault in Our Stars” — that one less-than-stellar film won’t alter her...
By Jocelyn Noveck The Associated Press FULL STORY
‘Fantasia: Music Evolved’ is not very harmonious
LOS ANGELES — Before they fizzled out, my chief compliant about those tap-happy “Guitar Hero” and “Rock Band” franchises was that they didn’t really teach players anything about music. They were simply color-coded amusements. Now, here comes “Fantasia: Music Evolved” (Disney, for the...
By Derrik J. Lang The Associated Press FULL STORY
Susan's travels, tours + trips
GOING DUTCH: IRON POT COOKING CELEBRATES NEVADA’S FRONTIER HERITAGE. Dutch oven cooking, popular since colonial times, came to Nevada with the early Mormon settlers of the area and remains a way of life even today. Nevada state parks regularly give demonstrations of how to cook with the short-legg...
By Susan Cohn Daily Journal Senior Correspondent FULL STORY
TLC cancels ‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo’ series
NEW YORK — The TLC network on Friday canceled its colorful series about child beauty pageant contestant Honey Boo Boo and her Georgia family. The network had already completed filming of another season of “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” and was set to begin airing it at the end of this year. TLC ...
By David Bauder The Associated Press FULL STORY

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