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Do, See, Taste

Taylor Swift surprises a 4-year old-cancer patient and grants her final wish

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Four-year old Jalene Salinas’s bucket list isn’t long. She wanted to make a snowman, go to school, drive a big wheel car – oh, and dance to her favorite song with Taylor Swift: “Shake It Off.” For the last 10 months, Jalene has battled an aggressive form of brain cancer. And with doctors giving her only a few months to …

Television’s ‘Judge Judy’ staying in session

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Daytime television’s most popular personality, “Judge Judy” Sheindlin, has extended her contract for three years and plans to keep her court in session into 2020. …

After 7 seasons, ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ not slowing down

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

It looks like a drag queen aquarium. Beyond a wall of two-way mirrors, a hurricane of wigs and dresses swirl around as over a dozen …

On My Nightstand: ‘The Disappearance’ is a wild thriller

Saturday, February 28, 2015

In The Disappearance by J.F. Freedman, a teenager named Emma Lancaster has been abducted from a slumber party she was having with two of her girlfriends. One of the young girls briefly awakes and describes a blanket-wrapped Emma in someone’s arms. There is no struggle and the kidnapaper’s …

Nimoy, known as Spock of ‘Star Trek,’ dies at 83

Saturday, February 28, 2015

‘Someday,” producer Gene Roddenberry said many decades ago, “I’m going to make a science-fiction series and put pointed ears on that guy.” The series was Star Trek, and the guy was Leonard Nimoy, who died yesterday at 83. …

‘Live long and prosper’

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Leonard Nimoy first saw what became the famous Vulcan salute, “live long and prosper,” as a child, long before Star Trek even existed. The placement of the hands comes from a childhood memory of an Orthodox Jewish synagogue …

Missing: One Oscar gown, 6,000 pearls, worth up to $10 million

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Lupita Nyong’o showed up to the Oscars this year looking like a bag of money. At least that’s what one enterprising thief saw – because Tuesday, the custom Francisco Costa for Calvin Klein Collection gown was stolen from the actress’s hotel room at the London West Hollywood Hotel. …

Tribes from around US gather to discuss legal marijuana

Saturday, February 28, 2015

The Justice Department’s December announcement that it would allow the nation’s Indian tribes to legalize and regulate marijuana on their reservations brought notes of caution – if not silence or opposition – from many tribes. They were reluctant …

Concord native writes dystopian novel

Friday, February 27, 2015

It’s a classic tale: Boy meets girl. Boy and girl fall in love. Boy and girl can’t be together because their love is forbidden by a government that has betrothed them to other people and will banish them …

See The Blues Brothers at the Palace Theatre

Friday, February 27, 2015

Blues Brothers roll into Manchester Jake and Elwood Blues, as the Official Blues Brothers Revue, will come to The Palace Theatre on March 13 at 7:30 p.m. Originally created by Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi and Paul Shaffer, this one-night-only, live, comedic concert pays homage to Chicago’s rich history …

Lady Gaga joining the cast of FX’s ‘American Horror Story’

Thursday, February 26, 2015

TV is Lady Gaga’s new platform: After an impressive performance at the Oscars, the singer announced she will join the cast of American Horror Story. FX confirmed Wednesday that the pop star will join the fifth season of the hit series, which returns in October. No details were …

Conan O’Brien takes his show to Cuba for a special hour

Thursday, February 26, 2015

On Wednesday’s show, Conan O’Brien will be found in a familiar place: behind a desk. Or, rather, what he describes as a borrowed cafe table. In Havana, Cuba. But for most of the hour, Conan will find its …

The Insiders: Looks like winter’s naming rights are still up for grabs; turns out Frostiana is this concert at St. Paul’s School

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Given the Weather Channel’s new penchant for naming winter storms in order to strike greater levels of fear into you (coming up next, a live update on Winter Storm Death Claw!), we first thought Frostiana was just a …