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After 45 years, dreams do come true

MARQUETTE — The late 60s and early 70s birthed a wide range of musical experimentation from The Beatles “White Album” to Queen’s distinctive hit “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Tides of eccentric compositions began to take over the radio waves, and changed the face of the music industry. For ...

‘The Age of Entitlement’ is a fascinating read

This is a sweeping but insightful examination into every social, political and legal decision, movement and trend that leaves us where we are today in a polarized nation. Author Christopher Caldwell traces the origins of today’s deep discords to President John F. Kennedy’s assassination ...

‘Dolittle,’ with Robert Downey Jr., doesn’t live up to the hype

Dr. Dolittle, who favored animals and shunned humans, was on to something. The century of human history since Hugh Lofting, in 1920, created his eccentric veterinarian character has only made Dolittle a more astute fictional figure, and a natural candidate for big-screen resurrection. ...

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 Wednesday 6 p.m. — Live entertainment featuring The Fiddle Pickers at Lagniappe, Marquette 7 p.m. — Live ...

Guy Ritchie’s ‘The Gentlemen’ tastes like a stale pint of ale

Guy Ritchie’s honor-among-thieves meta-caper “The Gentlemen,” with Matthew McConaughey, has all the tailored tweed suits and smoky atmosphere of a handsome scotch commercial. “The Gentlemen” might not be an ad, but Ritchie’s film is most assuredly selling something. It’s selling ...

‘The Turning’ is a muddled take on madness

It’s really not a good sign when a movie ends with a bold, shocking flourish and much of the audience can be heard muttering through the credits: “Wait, um ... WHAT?” Not, “Ooh” or “Wow” or “Hmm” or “Interesting!” Nope, this is more like an exasperated, even hostile sigh ...

‘Secret Places’

MARQUETTE — Can you keep up a creative endeavor for 100 consecutive days? Now is your time to find out. The 2020 100DayProject will launch on Wednesday and, as its name says, will end on April 30. This marks the seventh year of the community-wide arts initiative. The theme this year is ...

‘Between Two Fires’ explores Putin’s Russia

“Wily man” is the central character in Joshua Yaffa’s “Between Two Fires.” Proud of his Russian heritage, emotionally attached to the homeland and passively obedient to the state, but clever enough to know and exploit the system to achieve what he wants. Russian sociologist Yuri ...

All Strings Considered to hold CD release event Friday

MARQUETTE - The old-time string band, All Strings Considered, is hosting a release event for their new album, “... better than it sounds” from 6-8 p.m. Friday at The Crib Coffee House and Roastery, 401 N. Third St. in Marquette. The band will perform a selection of old-time ...

Haddish, Byrne have chemistry, but ‘Boss’ fizzles

Mia (Tiffany Haddish) and Mel (Rose Byrne) are two women in their 30s who don’t need men to make them happy, though they’ll gladly use them for fun. They’re best friends and roommates, comfortably unmarried, and focused on the small cosmetics business they’ve formed together. So far, ...

Here we go again: #DirectorsSoMale at the Oscars

NEW YORK — Once again, it was #DirectorsSoMale at the Oscars. “Congratulations to those men,” said presenter Issa Rae pointedly, after the announcement of an all-male directors slate. Denied were contenders like Greta Gerwig, director of “Little Women,” and Lulu Wang of “The ...

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 7 p.m. — Live entertainment featuring SonofMel at Blackrocks Brewery, Marquette Wednesday 6 p.m. ...

Kristen Stewart can’t save ‘Underwater’ from sinking

Welcome to January, which, in terms of quality movies, is the worst, the lowest, the abyss. Actually, that’s pretty accurate when it comes to the latest, straight-to-January release “Underwater,” which steals from “The Abyss” and many other movies like “Alien” and even ...

In 2019, the box office belonged to Disney

NEW YORK — Every movie year offers up a parade of hits and flops. But in 2019, no winner was in the same galaxy as the Walt Disney Co. And the biggest loser might have been anyone less thrilled about the box-office domination of franchise films. When the year closed out Tuesday, the top 10 ...

T.S. Eliot letters to muse to be unveiled after 60 years

After more than 60 years spent sealed up in a library storage facility, about 1,000 letters written by poet T.S. Eliot to confidante Emily Hale will be unveiled this week, and scholars hope they will reveal the extent of a relationship that’s been speculated about for decades. Many ...

Carrie Fisher bio as sharp, enduring as its subject

“Star Wars” fans may feel a lump in their throats when Carrie Fisher appears in the finale of the world’s most popular film series. “The Rise of Skywalker” was supposed to be Princess Leia’s movie - and Fisher’s character would, at last, take center stage. As with so much of her ...