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Revolution gathering
LOS ANGELES — All is not well in Panem. At the conclusion of “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” Katniss’s (Jennifer Lawrence) force-field shattering arrow left the society in turmoil. The desperate act was perceived as subversion, inciting populist uprisings and devastating counter attacks b...
By Lindsey Bahr The Associated Press FULL STORY
‘Mockingjay’ stars reflect on growing up together
NEW YORK — Sitting down to interview Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth, stars of the blockbuster “Hunger Games” franchise, feels a bit like hanging out with three siblings. While Hutcherson ponders a question, Lawrence and Hemsworth are surreptitiously playing a game of ha...
By Jocelyn Noveck The Associated Press FULL STORY
‘Far Cry 4’ climbs to wild heights
At a time when it seems like many first-person shooter creators have run out of ideas, the keepers of the “Far Cry” franchise have cleverly added elephants that can be employed as makeshift tanks in the latest installment of the freewheeling, out-of-control action series. It’s just one of many...
By Derrik J. Lang The Associated Press FULL STORY
Greener grass
Nothing is ever good enough, especially for those who wish to be the best. Whether it’s as common as having a stellar GPA but reluctantly settling for the position of salutatorian or as extreme as possessing billions of dollars but seeing oneself as inadequate because one falls just short of gain...
By Dominic Gialdini FULL STORY
Power struggle propels ‘Breakfast With Mugabe’
In real life, Robert Mugabe is the 90-year-old controversial leader of the African nation of Zimbabwe. In Fraser Grace’s fictional “Breakfast With Mugabe,” it’s 2001, and the 77-year-old president has asked to see a white psychiatrist in hopes of ridding himself of the ghost of a rival. ...
By Judy Richter Daily Journal correspondent FULL STORY
Susan's City Scene
STEAMPUNK MEETS JULES VERNE IN CIRQUE DU SOLEIL’S SPECTACULAR U.S. PREMIERE OF KURIOS " CABINET OF CURIOSITIES. In Kurios, Cirque du Soleil’s extraordinary gymnasts, contortionists and clowns emerge from the phantasmagorical workshop of the mysterious keeper of a Cabinet of Curiosities. This s...
By Susan Cohn Daily Journal Senior Correspondent FULL STORY
Epic ‘Dragon Age’ blazes new trails
Take “The Lord of the Rings,” “Game of Thrones,” ‘’The Wheel of Time” and pretty much every other epic fantasy of the last century. Throw in a shelf full of “Dungeons & Dragons” manuals and a library of classic role-playing games dating back to 1981’s “Wizardry” and “Ultima...
By Lou Kesten The Associated Press FULL STORY
Cosby shows canceled as women allege rape
MELBOURNE, Fla. — Performances by Bill Cosby in Nevada, Illinois, Arizona, South Carolina and Washington State have been canceled as more women come forward accusing the entertainer of sexually assaulting them many years ago. The director of The Broadway Center in Tacoma, Washington said Friday t...
By Matt Sedensky The Associated Press FULL STORY

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Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78
WASHINGTON — Former District of Columbia Mayor Marion Barry, whose four terms were overshadowe..
NDB, M-A win CCS volleyball crowns
  Notre Dame Belmont volleyball captured the Central Coast Section Division IV championship ..
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