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Review: 'The Interview' deserves to be seen

December 19th, 2014 9:23 am by JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer

Its greatest charm is that it so happily brings the silliest, most ludicrous of knives (a preening James Franco, lots of butt jokes) to North Korea's militarized gunfight.

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Holiday Happenings: A List of Sights & Sounds of the Season (updated)

Holiday Happenings: A List of Sights & Sounds of the Season (updated)

December 18th, 2014 5:00 pm by Staff Report

There's still one weekend left to enjoy the Sights & Sounds of the Christmas season in and around the region. Here's a look at what's on tap this weekend.

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FBI confirms North Korean government behind Sony cyberattack

FBI confirms North Korean government behind Sony cyberattack

December 19th, 2014 1:42 pm by By Richard A. Serrano, Tribune Washington Bureau (TNS)

The hacking came as Sony was prepared to release "The Interview," which depicts an assassination plot against Kim Jong Un. After many U.S. theater owners said they would not show the picture, Sony canceled its scheduled release.

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McCartney reflects on yesterday, today and tomorrow

McCartney reflects on yesterday, today and tomorrow

December 18th, 2014 6:01 pm by HILLEL ITALIE, Associated Press

McCartney doesn't think of himself as a personal writer in the tradition of his former collaborator, John Lennon. His songs often are less about his own life than about assuming a mood or identity.

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Kingsport Idol: Winners of competition to perform holiday show at Renaissance Center

Kingsport Idol: Winners of competition to perform holiday show at Renaissance Center

December 18th, 2014 10:28 am by Nick Shepherd

The idea to bring back some of the talent has been kicked around for a couple of years but really got off the ground this year, William Stephanos said. Previous winners and acts were contacted about performing and were excited to return

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'Night at Museum' exhibits no signs of originality

'Night at Museum' exhibits no signs of originality

December 18th, 2014 9:35 am by By Rick Bentley, The Fresno Bee (TNS)

Going to see "Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb" is like a visit to a museum you've been to countless times. You go in knowing you've seen most of the exhibits before, but you hope there's some new material to add a little spark.

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Sony cancels 'The Interview' amid terror threats

Sony cancels 'The Interview' amid terror threats

December 17th, 2014 8:43 pm by Associated Press

The cancellation announced Wednesday was a startling blow to the Hollywood studio that has been shaken by hacker leaks and intimidations over the last several weeks by an anonymous group calling itself Guardians of Peace.

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The D'oh of Homer: Professors employ TV's Simpsons

The D'oh of Homer: Professors employ TV's Simpsons

December 17th, 2014 9:28 am by FRANK ELTMAN, Associated Press

Universities across the country are using satirical references from "The Simpsons" to grab students' attention and convey lessons in literature and all manner of popular culture.

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Black Captain America leading comic book diversity

Black Captain America leading comic book diversity

December 16th, 2014 6:39 pm by JESSE J. HOLLAND, Associated Press

For decades, comic books have been in color, but now they truly reflect all the hues of American society. Thor is a woman, Spider-Man is part-Puerto Rican and Ms. Marvel is Muslim.

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Robin Williams tops 2014 list of Google searches

Robin Williams tops 2014 list of Google searches

December 16th, 2014 1:17 pm by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer

Williams' suicide beat notable events such as the World Cup, the Ebola outbreak, the March disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 and the Ice Bucket Challenge, an Internet video craze to raise awareness and money for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

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Kingsport Ballet's 'The Nutcracker' offers break from hectic holiday pace

Kingsport Ballet's 'The Nutcracker' offers break from hectic holiday pace

December 16th, 2014 10:45 am by Carmen Musick

Kingsport Ballet will present "The Nutcracker," Dec. 19-21, at Northeast State's Wellmont Performing Arts Center. It marks the first time in more than a decade that the production hasn't taken place during the first weekend in December.

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