Gun Violence in PG-13 Movies Has More Than Tripled Since 1985 (Study)

Gun Violence in PG-13 Movies Has More Than Tripled Since 1985 (Study)
Last year, the amount of weapons use in PG-13 titles was greater than that in R-rated films. The amount of gun violence in top-grossing PG-13 movies has more than tripled since 1985 and last year exceeded the gun violence in top-grossing R-rated movies …
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First Look: iTunes Store movies: What you need to know
So much for the iTunes Music Store. Now that Apple’s iTunes-based emporium of digital entertainment contains not only music, music videos, short films, and TV shows, but actual feature-length movies, the company has finally admitted what the rest of us …
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10 Great Movies That Owe a Deep Debt to Philip K. Dick
Science-fiction author Philip K. Dick died in 1982, yet he looms large over popular culture even now, especially in Hollywood. It’s not just the influential movies like Blade Runner, Total Recall, and Minority Report that are directly adapted from Dick …
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Why NCAA Men’s Basketball Has More Upsets Than Women’s Basketball

Why NCAA Men’s Basketball Has More Upsets Than Women’s Basketball
Both the Men’s and Women’s NCAA Division I basketball tournaments tipped off last week. While analysts may continue to bemoan the effects of the “one and done” rule on the level of play in the men’s game, quality of play in the women’s game has …
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What happened to Winthrop women’s basketball and former coach Kevin Cook?
As Baylor poured on the points during an NCAA-record breaking 140-32 win over the Winthrop women’s basketball team in December, Eagles coach Kevin Cook stared across the court. His new boss, Winthrop athletic director Ken Halpin, had traveled with the …
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Kansas women’s basketball’s McKenzie Calvert intends to transfer, granted permission to contact other schools
After an off-the-court incident involving redshirt-sophomore guard McKenzie Calvert, Kansas men’s basketball sophomore guard Lagerald Vick and freshman guard Josh Jackson loomed over the Kansas women’s basketball team’s disappointing season, Calvert …
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Is your ‘healthy’ lunch making you FAT? The salads from high street chains with more calories than a fry-up (and soups with dangerous levels of sugar and salt) revealed

cusineIs your ‘healthy’ lunch making you FAT? The salads from high street chains with more calories than a fry-up (and soups with dangerous levels of sugar and salt) revealed
Health-conscious Brits are increasingly looking for a lunchtime snack that won’t lead to them piling on the pounds or feeling guilty about their meal choice. Many of them may believe they are being angelic by opting for a soup or salad from a high street …
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4-H club donates to area senior citizens
The Yellowstone Valley Trailblazers and their families provided many items including hams, vegetables, soups, dinner rolls, pies, paper towels, puzzles and much more. The seniors citizens center and the Sunrise Manor were very grateful and excited when …
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4 facts about Amore Bakery and Cafe, open now in downtown Gretna
4. In the next four weeks, Amore will start making beignets and zeppoles. Next, the cafe will add breakfast and then, a little later, soups and sandwiches for lunch. But first, Spicuzza has to get a handle on the crowds who have found the new bakery.
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Opposition to Broadband Subsidies Is More About Politics Than Tech

Thomas Wheeler, chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC), speaks at INTX: The Internet & Television Expo in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., on Wednesday, May 6, 2015. The event, formerly known as the The Cable Show, has been the reimagined for doing business in the digital economy by the National Cable and Telecommunications Association (NCTA). Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg *** Local Caption *** Thomas WheelerOpposition to Broadband Subsidies Is More About Politics Than Tech
Nearly 30 percent of Americans still don’t have broadband at home, which remains too expensive for many of the nation’s poorest families. That’s why the Federal Communications Commission has updated a Reagan-era subsidy originally intended to help the …
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Bowser aide calls furor over St. Elizabeths chief executive ‘DC politics
The city official behind the selection of the chief executive of St. Elizabeths Hospital, who abruptly resigned this week amid questions about his qualifications, defended the choice to the D.C. Council on Wednesday. At a budget hearing for her agency, …
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For the Record: A hodgepodge of politics
We’ve finally wrapped our heads around the (not particularly surprising) Wisconsin results. And we’re ready to move on. Next up to the plate? Well, technically the Wyoming Democratic caucus on Saturday, but eh, no one’s really talking about it all that …
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Michigan beers to try this spring other than Oberon

cusineMichigan beers to try this spring other than Oberon
The big spring beer release that get’s the most attention is, of course, Oberon, from Bell’s Brewery. But there are many other beers being released this spring that deserve your attention and your taste buds. I’d love to hear from you! Let me know what …
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Brew Woo offers a toast to craft beers
Wachusett Brewing Co. and Austin Liquors presented the Brew Woo craft beer festival Saturday at the DCU Center, hosting more than 80 breweries that ranged from Yuengling, which bills itself as America’s oldest brewery dating to 1829, to Flying Dreams …
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First Listen: Betsy Beers, Jesse Williams on that Grey’s Anatomy Japril twist
This week, Beers catches up with Grey’s Anatomy star Jesse Williams, who teases how Jackson will deal with his mom’s shocking move at the end of Thursday’s episode. Catherine (Debbie Allen) basically tricked April (Sarah Drew) into giving her …
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Study: Less than 3 percent of eels survive Ontario dams

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Study: Less than 3 percent of eels survive Ontario dams
Early missionary writings tell how Native Americans caught thousands of eels in elaborate fish weirs, smoked them and used them for food while traveling. While addressing the 1,021 Meeting of The Brodie Club at the University of Toronto in 2008 …
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Palace renovations
Small plates include boudin meat pies with Creole mustard sauce, fried oyster sliders with Tabasco and Sriracha tartar sauce and smoked tuna blinis with creme fraiche. There is a newly designed charcuterie kitchen at the top of the restaurant’s spiral …
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Boatman’s BBQ Will Lure You into the Countryside with a Scent of Smoked Meat
Tolar, Texas, also known as the middle of nowhere, BFE, the boondocks, out in the sticks, etc. — you get the point. All are reasonable terms to describe this one-horse town south of Granbury, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t clued in to the hottest …
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Science Suggests Bassists Are Far More Important Than Most People Realize

musicScience Suggests Bassists Are Far More Important Than Most People Realize
Laurel Trainor, the study’s lead author, hooked up participants to an EEG to monitor brain activity while they heard simultaneous streams of two piano notes — one high-pitched, the other low-pitched. Every so often …. While I am working to better …
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Sammy Hagar Slams Eddie Van Halen: ‘You’re a Liar’
Sammy Hagar has come to the defense of Michael Anthony after the bassist was at the receiving end of some scathing, hurtful comments from Eddie Van Halen. In a two-minute video titled “In Defense of Mikey,” Hagar stands up for his former Van Halen (and …
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Jazz Listings for Aug. 7-13
Bob James (through Sunday) Mr. James, a stylistically broad keyboardist and composer who helped lay the groundwork for smooth jazz, teamed up with a regular partner, the bassist Nathan East, for “The New Cool,” a duo album coming in the fall. For this …
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STAFFORD – Drummers are smarter than you think

musicSTAFFORD – Drummers are smarter than you think
It’s no secret that the lead singer of a band gets all the attention, with the exception of the lead guitarist. Bassists are always the mysterious and sketchy, and then there are drummers, who aren’t usually the centre of attention. But being at the …
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Taiko Drummers Perform Concert at Juniata College March 20
Providing spiritual music for thundering drums that can be felt to the back row of any theatre, San Jose Taiko brings Japanese drumming and dazzling choreographed presentation to Juniata College as the group plays in concert at 7:30 p.m., Friday, March …
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Taiko Drummers Kodo to Perform at Music Hall at Fair Park
Old-style barriers between Japan’s art forms come down with a percussive bang in a rare collaboration between “taiko” drumming and Kabuki theater. “Amaterasu,” a performance piece that opens in Tokyo later this month, defies convention in this nation’s …
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Say hey, baseball: James Shields officially taking longer than Prince Fielder

sportSay hey, baseball: James Shields officially taking longer than Prince Fielder
Liten, we know it’s tough to catch up on everything happening in the baseball world each morning. There are all kinds of stories, rumors, game coverage and Vines of dudes getting hit in the beans every day, and trying to find all of it while on your …
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#OnDeck: Baseball prepares for the return of Alex Rodriguez
He received MVP votes in all but six of the 20 years he has spent in professional baseball, and five of them were the first two and the last three. Which is indicative of an incredible career, but one that is likely over in its most impressive …
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2015 preview: Tiger baseball outlook by position
Clemson coach Jack Leggett and players shed light on 2015 Tiger baseball recently. Here’s a rough sketch of the position battles and players to watch… Lineup outlook. (2014 stats unless otherwise noted; Situational stats via Seldom Used Reserve). C/DH.
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