Bob Franken: The outside-in media

...has evolved into a country-come-to-town grabfest where those who skulk around Washington's power centers mingle with Hollywood stars, corporate sponsors and their political sources, playing like they're exciting, or even interesting. I have long...

Troubadour North hopes to spread 'Alaska Sound.'

...North reflects the band's ambition of creating a stylistically independent Alaskan sound. Gattenby said the name comes from Hollywood's Troubadour nightclub, which hosted early shows by now-famous musicians such as Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Gordon Lightfoot...

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Cal Thomas: 'Little Boy' - A classic modern film

...but scorned by much of modern culture: patriotism, freedom, faith, forgiveness and reconciliation. In recent years, Hollywood has experimented with storylines that appeal to Middle America. "American Sniper" is the latest. According to Boxofficemojo...

New "Doggy Styles" pet grooming opens in Soldotna

...might have thought "Going to the dogs" means, because the new Doggy Styles is like a trip to Beverly Hills or a walk down Hollywood Blvd. And you totally don't want to walk your dog with yesterday's doo on the streets of Soldotna or Kenai, Alaska has...

"Furious" debuts in brand-new laser format.

...even bigger screens and better sound. When the high-speed action sequel "Furious 7" debuts this weekend, audiences at Hollywood's famous TCL Chinese Theatre will see every tire skid and fistfight in Imax's brand-new laser format. Lasers are supposed...

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Movie stuntman hopes bear spray backpack will save lives

...usually the most safety conscious.Take Billy Lucas, for example. For 30 years the 57-year-old former Marine has been a Hollywood stuntman - part of that acting as Arnold Schwarzenegger's stunt double in films like "True Lies" and "The Terminator...


...populated by smaller, independent films, Hollywood spread its awards around at a stormy...chipper tone that sought to celebrate Hollywood, while also slyly parodying it. "Tonight we honor Hollywood's best and whitest - I mean brightest...

The Bookworm Sez: Raise a glass to Hollywood gossip

...tippling almost toppled them.Long before Hollywood even had a Boulevard, there were places...drink. Built in the early 1900s, the Hollywood Hotel was the town's first "proper...serve nothing harsher than cocoa but Hollywood denizens found ways to drink there anyhow...

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...surreal comedy about an actor fleeing his superhero past, took Hollywood's top honor in a ceremony punctuated by passionate pleas...best picture, opting for a movie that epitomizes much of Hollywood - showy, ego-mad, desperate for artistic credibility...

Reeling it in: The big win went to the smallest of the Best Picture Nominees

...conflicted about it. One criticism that can be fairly leveled against the movie is that it's really just an hour and a half of Hollywood navel-gazing, but so what? Actors and directors love movies about acting and directing, and so do most of the rest of...

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