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WAKE UP CALL! Some Wal-Marts getting makeovers
EDITING WORDS BLOG: Be literal
BRIDE MAGAZINE: Technology helps plan, broadcast weddings
READER CALLOUT: Send in graduation photos
MOMENT IN HISTORY PAGE: D-Day
SUPREME COURT NOMINEE CONTENT
THIS WEEK IN WEIRD: Thieves have hankering for Hostess snacks, dad sells drugs outside kids’ day care and more.
ASK DOG LADY: Depressed dog warrants vet visit. Weekly Q&A with Monica Collins.
KENT BUSH: Storm-chasing news coverage has changed - Severe weather hasn't changed. Tornados still spin counterclockwise, hail still leaves dents in cars and rain still makes you wet. But the tools we use to cover the storms have changed drastically.
ELIZABETH DAVIES: I'm only as old as my young son tells strangers that I am - Sometime over the past few years, the bags under my eyes stopped going away after a good night’s sleep. The lines around my mouth remained even after I had stopped laughing.
MOVIE REVIEW: 'Robin Hood' all brawn and no brains - One of my fondest childhood memories is that of Errol Flynn prancing and swashbuckling his way through Sherwood Forest as the titular Leninist, Robin Hood. He was gay in every sense of the word. And he was a blast, a mustachioed matinee hero of the highest order, full of humor, wit and debonair. Now comes Russell Crowe trying to not just fill Flynn’s tights, but to rip them apart at the seams with mucho macho bravado. And it’s a disaster. By Al Alexander.
MOVIE REVIEW: 'Mother and Child' a compelling look at motherhood - Following in the grand storytelling footsteps of his father – Nobel Prize-winning novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez – filmmaker Rodrigo Garcia’s newest film, “Mother and Child,” presents a trio of separate stories that all eventually intertwine. The result is a gripping, compelling, moving drama that celebrates, warts and all, the joys and trying times of motherhood. By Ed Symkus.
MOVIE REVIEW: 'Letters to Juliet' just another bad romance film - Because studios will do anything to take money out of the pockets of lovesick women, yet another contrived tale of amore arrives special delivery courtesy of “Letters to Juliet." By Dana Barbuto.
MOVIE MAN: A great new book about great old movies - Sometimes, as much as I love movies, I get tired of taking a DVD down off the shelf for an evening’s entertainment. Sometimes, just to mix things up, I take a book down instead. Here’s one of the best I’ve read recently — and naturally, it’s about movies: “Warning Shadows: Home Alone with Classic Cinema,” by Gary Giddins. By Will Pfeifer.
CRASH TEST DUMMIES: Crash Test Dummies pick up the pieces - They might have more accurately billed this tour as Crash Test Dummies Unplugged, for the Canadian rock band, a quintet in its glory days of the early 1990s, was just a trio Thursday night. Still, the band was always basically a vehicle for the songwriting of singer/guitarist Brad Roberts, and their last couple of albums have been essentially Roberts projects that the band reformed to tour behind. By Jay N. Miller.
KEVIN HAAS: World needs a lot less kissing - For those of us outside of Hollywood, it’s hard to remember that acting is a job. It’s a strange profession, though, because it’s the only job where your boss is allowed to force you to kiss your co-workers.
DAVID ROGERS: All hail the bedroom rock star! - Guitarist Steve Mayone isn’t a loser. He may sing about being one on the title track of his CD “Bedroom Rockstar,” but actually Mr. Mayone and millions of other homegrown artists/bedroom rock stars are pretty much what makes today’s music industry so exciting.
GRANLUND CARTOON: Celtics run over LeBron and the Cavs
GRANLUND CARTOON: On 2010-11 school budgets
BRITT CARTOON: Oil-stained finger-pointing
JARED OLAR: Could we have a better Supreme Court nominee? - For a second time, President Barack Obama has been given an opportunity to exercise his constitutional duty to appoint a U.S. Supreme Court Justice, and for a second time he has made an unsurprising nomination.
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