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Stephen King returns with ‘The Institute’

The kids are all right again, in Stephen King’s world. Not since part one of “It” or his short story “The Body,” which became the “Stand by Me” film, has King based a story almost entirely around the lives and fears of young people. The protagonist of “The Institute” is a ...

In ‘Dolemite Is My Name,’ a return to form for Eddie Murphy

TORONTO — It took Eddie Murphy more than a decade to get a movie made about Rudy Ray Moore. Judging by the response to the film at the Toronto International Film Festival, the wait was worth it. “Dolemite Is My Name” drew some of the best reviews of Murphy’s career, following the ...

In ‘Hustlers,’ Jennifer Lopez steals money, and the show

TORONTO — “Hustlers” is, in itself, a hustle. It looks like a flashy, glamorous movie about strippers — all sparkle and skin and high-heels. And it is that. But the fleshy, dazzling surface of “Hustlers,” written and directed by Lorene Scafaria, cloaks an empowering feminist ...

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 4 p.m. — Live entertainment featuring Kool Change at Barr’s Bar, Negaunee 10 p.m. — Live ...

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 ...

Adaptation of ‘The Goldfinch’ is elegant but flawed

Everything is beautiful in John Crowley’s adaptation of “The Goldfinch,” even the grilled cheese sandwich that a kind stranger makes for a boy who has just lost his mother. It’s easy to get swept up by the refined stateliness surrounding this messy odyssey of grief and trauma. But ...

Pennywise is back

It can be a cheesy thing when a novel is split up and spread out over a handful of films, but Stephen King’s “It” is not one of those books. Andy Muschietti’s first crack at King’s 1,100-page doorstop, 2017’s “It,” dealt with the first half: the Losers Club, a band of ...

Former US poet laureate Rita Dove wins $100,000 prize

NEW YORK (AP) — Former U.S. poet laureate Rita Dove has received a $100,000 prize for lifetime achievement. Dove, whose previous honors include the Pulitzer Prize, is this year’s winner of the Wallace Stevens Award for “proven mastery” in poetry. The prize was among several ...

The Highwomen flip country narrative with new album

Throughout history, certain narratives have been silenced — those of women, queer persons and persons of color. And while nothing can right the wrongs of the past, there is some justice in telling those stories. That is the intention throughout in The Highwomen’s self-titled debut album. ...

Adam Carpenter and the Upper Hand Band to perform in L’Anse

L’ANSE — Closing out the 2019 season of the free L’Anse Lakefront Concerts at 7 p.m. Thursday will be the classic bluegrass stylings of Adam Carpenter and the Upper Hand Band. The event will be held at the lakefront park, which is at the foot of Broad Street at the lake. In case of ...

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 7:15 p.m. — Live entertainment featuring Breakwall Comedy featuring Sean Patrick Moore at Ore Dock ...

Woman tackles a mountain in the moving film ‘Edie’

In the northwest of Scotland, there stands a glacier-carved mountain called Suilven. Climbing it is not for the timid. But that’s not a word that describes the unusual heroine determined to conquer Suilven in the film “Edie .” Edith Moore — everyone calls her Edie — is no ordinary ...

Fall brings new shows, services and chance of bigger TV tabs

LOS ANGELES — Intrigued by a drama set behind the scenes of a morning TV show, with Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon topping the cast? How about a supernatural series with Lin-Manuel Miranda or a comedy starring Paul Rudd as a man overshadowed by his clone, or the chance to see ...

Local Scouts to host Join Nights

MARQUETTE — The Boy Scouts of America Bay-Lakes Council will hold a series of local events encouraging boys and girls to join scouting. Cub Scout Packs across the Upper Peninsula are welcoming new families to join, by inviting children from kindergarten through fifth grade and their parents ...

Fall film preview edition

Release dates subject to change: SEPTEMBER “It: Chapter 2” (Sept.6) — A sequel to the 2017 horror smash, from Stephen King’s 1986 novel and set 27 years later with the Derry kids returning to their hometown to face off again with Bill Skarsgård’s Pennywise. “The Goldfinch” ...