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Study says films exclude women, Hispanics

LOS ANGELES — In 2016 “Moonlight” won best picture and “Hidden Figures” was the 14th highest grossing film of the year, but popular Hollywood films remained as white and male-dominated as ever. A new report from the Media, Diversity, & Social Change Initiative at the University ...

Broadcaster defends plan to air Princess Diana recordings

LONDON— A British television channel on Monday defended its decision to broadcast recordings of Princess Diana candidly discussing her personal life, after some royal watchers called it a betrayal of the late princess’ privacy. Channel 4 said the video tapes, made in the early 1990s, are ...

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Greenstone plays concert in L’Anse L’ANSE — L’Anse Lakefront Concerts present the quick-flat-picking music of Greenstone at 7 p.m. Thursday at Lakefront Park in L’Anse. The park is located at the foot of Broad Street. In case of inclement weather, the event will be held in ...

hotFLIX: ‘The Emoji Movie’ may be meh, but it’s not evil

There are five stages of grief in preparing to watch “The Emoji Movie .” The first is denial that this actually exists. The second is anger that now even storytelling has been reduced to those reductive blobs. The third is bargaining that, hey, they made “The Lego Movie” work against ...

superiorland Nightlife

Today 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, Marquette Tuesday 6:30 p.m. — Live entertainment featuring The Blues Trust at Summer Concert Series, Bayshore Park, ...

Nielsen ratings

July 24-30 Listings include the week’s ranking, with viewership for the week. Data is provided by The Associated Press. Numbers listed at the bottom are weekly averages. 1. “America’s Got Talent” (Tuesday), NBC, 13.08 million. 2. “Game of Thrones,” HBO, 9.25 million. 3. ...

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 ...

‘13 Reasons’ might have triggered suicide searches online

CHICAGO — A popular TV series that showed a teen ending her life may have triggered a surge in online searches for suicide, including how to do it. That’s according to a new study about the show “13 Reasons Why.” Netflix released all 13 episodes on March 31. Researchers found that ...

Review: In ‘The Dark Tower,’ franchise visions fall flat

Ah, August. It’s that time of year when you can head to your local multiplex to see Matthew McConaughey as an interplanetary David Copperfield who’s trying to use his “magics” to destroy a looming tower that protects the universe from ready-to-invade hordes of demons that linger just ...

the big PICTURE

Laker Michipicoten arrives at sunrise on July 19 at Marquette’s Upper Harbor. (Photo by Rod Burdick, Negaunee) Readers who want to submit photos for publication in the Big Picture should send them as large format jpgs to jmarietti@miningjournal.net, photos@miningjournal.net. Readers should ...

An electrifying experience

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University professor David Pierce and student Jill Vermeulen, of Marquette, are gaining valuable experience this summer working behind the scenes at the Adirondack Theatre Festival in Glens Falls, N.Y., according to a press release. Pierce and Vermeulen were ...

LST, SAY presents ‘Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr.’

MARQUETTE — Lake Superior Theatre’s second show of the season brings Superior Arts Youth Theater to the stage with the sounds of “Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr.” Cast one performs Aug. 1-5, and cast two performs Aug. 8-12. “Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr.” is a musical review featuring ...

hotFLIX: In ‘Atomic Blonde,’ Theron heats up the Cold War

People don’t usually move very fast in Cold War thrillers. Mostly, the only time anyone runs is right before they get shot in the back. Most of the “action” happens in a film cabinet, down a back alley or with a silencer. The classic Cold War tale — which is to say a John le Carre one ...

Game of Thrones: Shattering the dragonglass ceiling

WASHINGTON — Westeros is no longer a man’s world. Women are finally calling most of the shots during the seventh season of “Game of Thrones.” And if recent economic history is any guide, greater gender equality could help make everyone better off. In a peacetime economy, adding women ...

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Jan Arnold to play at L’Anse L’ANSE — The country, folk and blues stylings of Jan Arnold will be featured at the L'Anse Lakefront Concerts at 7 p.m. Thursday at Lakefront Park in L’Anse. The park is located at the foot of Broad Street. The event is free. In case of inclement ...

superiorland Nightlife

Today 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. — Live entertainment featuring open mic with Joe Patrick at Flanigan’s, Marquette Tuesday 6:30 p.m. ...

Nielsen ratings

July 17-23 Listings include the week’s ranking, with viewership for the week. Data is provided by The Associated Press. Numbers listed at the bottom are weekly averages. 1. “America’s Got Talent” (Tuesday), NBC, 12.57 million. 2. “Game of Thrones,” HBO, 9.27 million. 3. “60 ...

u.p. moments in HISTORY

Dr. Howard Longyear Cabin, Huron Mountain Club, circa 1890s. This feature provided by: www.viewsofthepast.com 149 Washington St.

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 ...

Artist uses Iraq refugees, war veterans in radio project

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In 2016, an Iraqi-American artist sat down with Bahjat Abdulwahed — the so-called “Walter Cronkite of Baghdad” — with the idea of launching a radio project that would be part documentary, part radio play and part variety show. Abdulwahed was the voice of Iraqi ...