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February 26, 2015 4:45 PM 'Focus' has its pros and cons

February is the time for movies that look slick and promising but that turn out to have something major wrong with them; otherwise, they'd be opening in May. "Focus" fits right into that pattern, a movie about con artists that's itself an elaborate con. The movie's con is that it's showing us a secret underworld, something real that we've never seen or imagined 51

February 25, 2015 3:32 PM Best Supporting Actress? Mom | Annmarie Kelly-Harbaugh

I tap-danced at nursing homes, directed talent shows on the front porch and composed original works for my recorder club. I memorized songs from The Sound of Music, My Fair Lady and West Side Story, and repeatedly staged Annie in my upstairs bedroom. But it was not until high school that I actually auditioned for anything. In my first play, Working 72

February 24, 2015 9:53 PM Farewell to “Parks and Recreation,” the quirky comedy that bet on its cast and won

Take the shuffling of Ann and Leslie’s love interests in the first few seasons. Initially, Ann was dating Andy, who was annoying and kind of mean, nowhere near the goofy, good-hearted guy we know today. Meanwhile Leslie pined after the incomprehensibly dull Mark Brendanewicz, who then moved on to dating Ann after she and Andy split. None of these cast pairings 53

February 19, 2015 6:12 PM Where Is Your Aliveness? | Annemiek van Helsdingen

This is a big question! A question that is so important, so beautiful, and so potent. I've been so wrapped up in my plan for life the last two months. I had this beautiful vision of how I want my website to be. I wanted to make the last tweaks in my meditation course so it can be introduced to the world again. I wanted to write this. Just three things 55

February 18, 2015 9:42 PM Wolves in Paradise? Yellowstone's Wolves in Transition | Cristina Eisenberg

When Congress listed the gray wolf as endangered under the Endangered Species Act in 1974, it set the stage for a famous ecological experiment. The federal government began to create a recovery plan, which called for wolf reintroduction in Yellowstone National Park and Idaho. In 1995, the reintroduced wolves hit the ground running. Scientists carefully 57

February 15, 2015 12:03 PM Mavis Staples And Jeff Tweedy Complete A Family Circle

More than 15 years ago, Roebuck "Pops" Staples started recording his final album with his daughters, Mavis, Cleotha and Yvonne of the gospel-R&B family act The Staple Singers. Pops was ailing, but his voice was strong. In time he became too weak to finish the album, and one day he called Mavis to his sickbed and asked her to play him rough recording 48

February 13, 2015 1:22 PM What Everyone Gets Wrong About ADHD

Despite an increase in diagnoses, plenty of stigma still surrounds attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. Adults with ADHD (or parents of children with the disorder) are often somehow blamed for the condition -- as if they're not trying hard enough to control a wide range of symptoms, which can include difficulty focusing, difficulty processing 37

February 6, 2015 6:07 AM Jupiter Ascending, Seventh Son, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, Red Army & Girlhood

I don't know if I've always felt this way, but I'm certain that of late I am most forcefully drawn to science fiction, fantasy and horror that does a thorough and impressive job of world building. I'm not just talking about building CG environments; I mean establishing a logic, rules and other elements that filmmakers use to nest their story — however 63

February 6, 2015 12:31 AM Slipstream Fiction Goes Mainstream

Local news is different in Kelly Link’s world. “A woman had given birth to half a dozen rabbits,” says a radio announcer in one of Ms. Link’s short stories. “A local gas station had been robbed by invisible men…Nothing new, in other words.” Ms. Link’s weaving of the real and unreal is part of a fast-growing strain of fiction some call slipstream. The label 56 3

February 4, 2015 7:49 PM What's in a name? For 'Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)' maybe an Oscar

FILE - This file photo released by Twentieth Century Fox shows Michael Keaton, left, as Riggan in a scene from the film, "Birdman, or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance" directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu. (AP Photo/Copyright Twentieth Century Fox, Atsushi Nishijima, File) (The Associated Press) FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2015 file photo released 49