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THURSDAY, FEB. 16, 2017

Sandra Huller as Ines, left, and and Peter Simonischek as Winfried in a scene from "Toni Erdmann." (Komplizen Film / AP)

THURSDAY, FEB. 16, 2017

Movie review: ‘Toni Erdmann’ is a gloriously unpredictable father-daughter comedy

The glorious peculiarity of the German comedy “Toni Erdmann” resists easy categorization, and you can’t really tell what’s up, or why you should see it, judging from the coming-attractions trailer put out by its domestic distributor, Sony Pictures Classics. SPC boasts some of the savviest stewards in international film, and even they can’t figure out how to sell this movie. What is it? Something about a tightly wound businesswoman and her relentlessly practical-joking father. But what?

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THURSDAY, FEB. 16, 2017

Redbox’s Top 10 DVD rentals

The Top 10 DVD rentals at Redbox kiosks for the week of Feb. 6: 1. “The Accountant” 2. “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back” 3. “Boo! A Madea Halloween” 4. “Kevin Hart: What Now?” 5. “Life on the Line” 6. “Deepwater ...

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THURSDAY, FEB. 16, 2017

The Slice: Let’s set up a GU togs focus group

Sending Gonzaga University apparel as gifts to far-flung friends and family is not new. Some of us have been doing that since the turn of the century. But here’s what I’m wondering. What sort of feedback from strangers does your ...

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15, 2017

Ben Affleck as Batman, shown alongside Henry Cavill’s Superman in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” might look to Will Arnett’s performance in “The Lego Batman Movie” to find some smugness in the Dark Knight. (Clay Enos / AP)

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15, 2017, 5 P.M.

What ‘Lego Batman’ can teach Ben Affleck

It took a cartoon to render a cinematic Batman at his most human. As I continue to talk with fans of “The Lego Batman Movie,” two aspects keep coming up: How this film’s Joker engenders uncommon sympathy, and how moviegoers ...

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15, 2017, 3:14 P.M.

This podcast is so boring it puts people to sleep, and that’s why insomniacs love it

Drew Ackerman – or “Scooter” as he calls himself on the podcast – says that on “Sleep With Me,” he plays the role of “your boring drunk friend.” Each episode opens with the “Dear Scooter” theme song, then Ackerman introduces himself (as “Scooter,” of course) and begins to talk, ceaselessly, and in the least interesting way. What does he talk about? It barely matters.

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FILE - This Nov. 10, 2016 file photo shows Sarah Jessica Parker at the world premiere of "Rules Don't Apply" on opening night of the 2016 AFI Fest in Los Angeles. Parker will serve as honorary chair of the American Library Association’s newly created Book Club Central. The library association said Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, that the club will recommend books throughout the year and will formerly launch in Chicago on June 24, during the ALA’s annual conference. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File) ORG XMIT: NYET252 (Richard Shotwell / Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15, 2017, 6:48 A.M.

Sarah Jessica Parker to chair library association book club

The “Sex and the City” actress is serving as honorary chair of the American Library Association’s newly created Book Club Central. The library association told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the club will recommend books throughout the year and will formally launch in Chicago on June 24, during the ALA’s annual conference.

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15, 2017

Fresh Sheet: Roll with it

He calls it the Chimichanga Roll. It’s not on the menu. But it’s worth mentioning. Sushi chef Travis Whiteside based his latest creation on his $17 Sushi Rito – with three types of fish, tempura vegetables, flying fish roe, avocado ...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 14, 2017






Jim Kershner

Jim Kershner

Paul Turner

Paul Turner


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ClarksvilleMel McCuddin: The Art of Darkness

Inside a downtown gallery maybe two decades ago – that’s where I first got McCuddined. I recall strolling through the vast array of art when one canvas stopped me cold. ...