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Five Films Separate From Awards Season Pack

It’s pretty clear at this moment in the Oscar race that five films tower above the rest and, in keeping with the tradition of the season, those films were firmed up by last week’s Directors Guild nominations: “Dunkirk,” “Get Out,” “Lady Bird,” “The Shape of Water” and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” 728 more words


Part 4: Live A Little

The first time I attended a ceilidh I was amazed, flabbergasted and in awe. Was this really happening? Was this something people actually did, and not just at weddings? 769 more words

Feinstein: Fran O'Hanlon A True Basketball Character In A World Lacking Them

Today is one of those days I most look forward to during a college basketball season…weather permitting.

I have been going to basketball games at Lafayette on a regular basis since 1999 – when I made the trip up there so often during my research for… 1,306 more words


Capitol Comments: Health care system's failings are devastating

By Rep. Todd Prichard

Welcome to the New Year and the 2018 Iowa Legislative session. I am back to work at the Capitol and wondering how this session is going to play out. 543 more words


Just the Other Day: Signed, Sealed, Delivered...With Love

People like to get mail, but it seems the only mail we get these days are bills or solicitations. That’s no fun at all. More and more, we send invitations, thank yous, birthday and anniversary greetings, and such by email, text or messaging. 1,936 more words


The Dead South and Times A-Changin'

First of all, this, you guys.

I love music. Everything about it. I love the way that music makes dopamine leak into my brain. I love the way it takes me out of my mind and gives me something pleasant to focus on. 934 more words


Outdoors Column: A Matter of Perspective

Winter is either a tremendous pain or great fun and entertainment. It all depends on a person’s perspective. I know some people cannot wait until it gets cold so they can go out and enjoy all sorts of winter sports. 527 more words