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Tuesday, 01 April 2014 14:44

Mega-extensions in MLB

Cabrera, Trout sign historic deals

The economics of major league baseball have changed significantly over the past decade or so. Gone are the days when players made their first big financial score upon reaching free agency. More and more, teams have gone above and beyond to pay their young stars top dollar in order to buy out those years of salary arbitration and free agency that could potentially be more costly.

It used to be that players couldn’t get to be free agents fast enough. Now, they are getting paid much more much earlier in the process.

Anderson’s latest is among his best

As someone who spends a lot of time in the flickering light of the movie theater, I’ve gotten fairly familiar with the distinctive styles (or lack thereof) of a number of Hollywood’s most popular and prolific filmmakers. And yet, out of all of them, there’s one that stands out.

Tuesday, 01 April 2014 14:41

Flood and blood - ‘Noah’

Biblical epic attempts to fill in the gaps

There are certain filmmakers whose resumes surprise us, either by being unexpectedly lengthy or unexpectedly short. Darren Aronofsky definitely falls into the latter category. He’s the sort of guy that I always think is more prolific than he actually is. With his latest, the Biblical epic “Noah,” his total number of directed features is all the way up to … six.

Tuesday, 01 April 2014 14:36

Five filthy years of the Focus Group

Local improv comedy troupe celebrates anniversary

BREWER – The Focus Group has become one of the area’s entertainment mainstays over the past few years, with shows ranging from monthly appearances at their home base at the Next Generation Theatre in Brewer to gigs at venues all over the region and the state.

Wednesday, 26 March 2014 12:15

Weird National Briefs - March 26th, 2014

Tusked vengeance

ST. CHARLES, Mo. - Authorities say three elephants escaped from their handlers at a circus near St. Louis and damaged several vehicles in the parking lot before they were recaptured.

Wednesday, 26 March 2014 12:12

Apple to introduce iFlux

New device makes time travel possible

CUPERTINO, Ca. – Already known for sending shockwaves throughout the tech industry every time it announces a new product, Apple’s newest offering – reportedly becoming available in the spring of 2015 – will send those same shockwaves through the entire space-time continuum.

Wednesday, 26 March 2014 12:08

Taking a dive

LeBron, Durant shock the world

MIAMI – In an announcement reminiscent of Michael Jordan’s famous retirement from the NBA to play minor league baseball, Miami Heat superstar LeBron James has informed the world that he is leaving the game of professional basketball to pursue his first – and greatest – sporting love.

Wednesday, 26 March 2014 12:00

Celebrity Slam - March 26th, 2014

Nicolas un-Caged

Anyone who pays the least bit of attention to popular culture knows that Nicolas Cage has cultivated a reputation as a bit of weirdo, even by Hollywood standards.

Wednesday, 26 March 2014 11:58

Loch Ness murder

The real reason behind Nessie’s disappearance

INVERNESS, Scotland – Over the past 18 months, authorities have noted with increasing alarm that the legendary Loch Ness Monster – better known as Nessie – has failed to make even a single appearance.

Wednesday, 26 March 2014 10:33

The worst is yet to come

Sandler, Bay, Perry combine forces 

Critics have long been bemoaning the steady downgrade in quality at the movie theater in recent years. It seems that the public’s tolerance for poorly-written, poorly-acted and poorly-produced films has grown to heights never before seen.

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