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‘Adrift’ is a woman vs nature tale for MeToo era

Woman vs. nature. It certainly has a ring to it, especially when woman wins. But there are too few such stories in our popular culture, and certainly on our movie screens. Enter “Adrift,” based on the harrowing, real-life story of Tami Oldham, who sailed off on a romantic voyage from ...

Small schools, big sounds

MARQUETTE — Three rural Upper Peninsula schools were given time in the spotlight Friday night at the Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum in Marquette. “Small Schools, Big Sounds” brought together Au Train-Onota Public School in Deerton, the Wells Township School in Arnold, and the ...

‘Shoplifters’ wins Palme d’Or, grand prize to Spike Lee

A tumultuous Cannes Film Festival concluded Saturday with the Palme d’Or awarded to Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda’s “Shoplifters,” a tender portrait of a poor, impoverished family, while Harvey Weinstein accuser Asia Argento vowed justice will come to all sexual predators. At ...

Reading group set to meet Thursday

MARQUETTE — The Transition Marquette County Reading Group will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Library at St Paul’s Episcopal Church, 201 E. Ridge St. in Marquette, to discuss “Uncommon Ground: Rethinking the Human Place in Nature,” a book of essays edited by William Cronon. The book ...

Walk a Mile in My Shoes set for Thursday

MARQUETTE — The second annual Walk a Mile in My Shoes, presented by Pathways Community Mental Health, is planned from 1-4 p.m. Thursday. Registration begins at 1 p.m. at the Marquette Commons, 112 S. Third St. The event will happen rain or shine and is free to the public. Keynote speaker ...

Magic show to be held at Westwood Mall

MARQUETTE — The Cameron Zvara Magic Show will be presented at the Peter White Public Library Children’s Branch, Westwood Mall, old MC store, from 5:30-6:15 p.m. Thursday. Join in for an evening of fun, laughter and magic with Cameron Zvara. His show is filled with magic, comedy, juggling, ...

‘Book Club’ is a corny but sweet look at sex, aging

Jane Fonda said recently that “Book Club” was the most fun she’s ever had making a movie. She was ostensibly talking about getting to know her castmates — namely Diane Keaton, Candice Bergen and Mary Steenburgen — but may also have been referring to the wine. There is lots and lots of ...

Superiorland Nightlife

Today 6 p.m. — Live entertainment featuring Luke and Ian Ogea at Iron Bay Restaurant and Drinkery, Marquette 8 p.m. — Live entertainment featuring Strung Together at Blackrocks Brewery, Marquette 8:30 p.m. — Live entertainment featuring acoustic jam at Hide-A-Way Bar, Gwinn 9 p.m. ...

Insane as ever, ‘Deadpool 2’ doesn’t disappoint

At a recent screening of “Deadpool 2,” the audience didn’t get up when the end credits came up, patiently sitting through the scrolling names of visual effects supervisors and lighting specialists. Real “Deadpool” fans know to stick around until the ushers toss them out. That’s ...

The local scene

A calendar of local arts and entertainment events Ongoing The Iron Mountain Music Jams are held the last Saturday of the month at the Crystal Lake Senior Center from 1-4 p.m. This is an acoustic jam and welcomes players from all levels. There is no fee and listeners are welcome. The upcoming ...

A scoundrel is born in Star Wars spinoff ‘Solo’

If there’s one takeaway from “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” it’s that our favorite scoundrel had been through a lot before he ever met up with Luke, Obi-Wan and Leia. Sure, he’d talked up his Kessel Run time and out-maneuvering Imperial ships, but this film contains at least three ...

READY PLAYER ONE

LOS ANGELES — In Ernest Cline’s novel “Ready Player One,” the main character drives a DeLorean because of “Back to the Future,” and uses a grail diary because of “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.” The films of Steven Spielberg loom large in the story littered with pop culture ...

‘Roseanne’ revival aims to keep it real, Trump included

LOS ANGELES — Roseanne Barr looks spiffier, John Goodman slimmer. But the mass-market plaid couch is a giveaway that ABC’s “Roseanne” revival hasn’t ditched its roots. The blue-collar Conner family and the times in which they live are at the heart of the reboot, just as they were for ...

Entertainment briefing

‘Little Red Walking Hood’ held Wednesday MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University’s music department will host “Little Red Walking Hood,” an opera experience for elementary-aged children. The free performance will be held at 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Reynolds Recital ...

Sean Penn, Oscar winner, is now a novelist

NEW YORK— Sean Penn, Oscar-winning actor, has other passions these days. “I’m not in love with the job of acting anymore,” says Penn, whose films include “Milk,” ‘’Mystic River,” ‘’Dead Man Walking” and many others. “In fact, what I want to do is write books.” Penn ...

Superiorland NIGHTLIFE

Today 6 p.m. — Live entertainment featuring Toni Saari at Iron Bay Restaurant and Drinkery, Marquette 8:30 p.m. — Live entertainment featuring acoustic jam at Hide-A-Way Bar, Gwinn 9 p.m. — Live entertainment featuring open mic with Joe Patrick at Flanigan’s, ...