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  • Frigid foot races beckon runners for Super Bowl weekend
    Frigid foot races beckon runners for Super Bowl weekend
    Gearing up for Super Bowl Sunday, area runners are hitting the snowy pavement in and around Wisconsin for winter races. Weekend highlights include a sub-zero race, pre-game 5K, and snowshoe runs. A local running club comedy night social is also...
  • MW equestrians herald February with futurity-breeding sales and tack swaps
    MW equestrians herald February with futurity-breeding sales and tack swaps
    The Super Bowl weekend brings some super opportunities for Midwestern horse lovers as well. Futurity and breeding sales and plentiful tack swaps fill the weekend calendar from Saturday, January 30, through Sunday, February 1.Equestrian enthusiasts...
  • Donna the Buffalo to jam at the State Theatre
    Donna the Buffalo to jam at the State Theatre
    Donna the Buffalo are coming to jam at the State Theatre in Falls Church on Saturday night and they are bringing the band Driftwood with them to start the party. The show is scheduled to start at 9 PM and doors are scheduled to open at 8 PM....
  • A Most Violent Year
    'A Most Violent Year' review: A very wearisome commotion
    "A Most Violent Year" began its theatrical run in Houston starting today and is scheduled to expand to more theaters in the area starting next week.In 1981, Abel Morales (Oscar Isaac) attempts the uphill battle of having a legitimate...
  • Dressage, speed, and open shows herald January's last full weekend
    Dressage, speed, and open shows herald January's last full weekend
    Late January horse highlights abound in the Upper Midwest this week. Top picks include a dressage show, equestrian yoga, a horse care workshop, multi-disciplinary training clinics, an open arena, open shows, penning and sorting, ranch roping, a...
  • This weekend: Annual school symposium to be held in Astoria
    This weekend: Annual school symposium to be held in Astoria
    This weekend families in Western Queens can attend an annual school fair in order to find out what local school options exist in their communities, join the SMART CLUB and Junior SMART CLUB at a local Queens library branch, spend an afternoon...
  • The Humbling
    Movie review: 'The Humbling', Al Pacino's best performance in decades
    Just as Michael Keaton was born to play Riggan Thomson in Birdman, so was Al Pacino born to play Simon Axler in The Humbling (opening today). Pacino is of course, a legendary actor and among the best of his generation. In The Humbling, he gives...
  • Cake
    Movie review: 'Cake' reveals complex new layers of Jennifer Aniston
    Few critics or mainstream audience members had seen or heard of Cake (opening today), before the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) nominated Jennifer Aniston's performance at the Golden Globes earlier this month. As the film was...
  • Mordecai movie poster
    'Mortdecai' is pointless
    January is a notorious month for bad movies. It's been that way for many years. It is also the month where you will find one or two movies that will wind up on many critic's top ten worst movies of the year list. It is really quite an...
  • Art on Alcatraz Ai Weiwei Exhibit
    Art on Alcatraz Ai Weiwei Exhibit
    Alcatraz is typically high on the list of every tourist that visits San Francisco. Locals typically begrudgingly go when visitors come to town. The current Ai Weiwei exhibit has given everyone a new reason to make the short jaunt from the...
  • The Boy Next Door movie poster
    'The Boy Next Door' goes for extra cheese
    The opening dialogue to the new Jennifer Lopez movie, "The Boy Next Door" opening today, January 23, goes something along these lines. "Let me come home, Claire." "Just get out." "Don't tell me dad's not...
  • Polar Bears
    Polar Bear Plunge, bluebird workshop and other Maryland green events
    The Natural History Society of Maryland seeks volunteers to help organize their library at the Maryland Naturalist Center in Baltimore on Jan 24. The hours will be 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Participants will sort through books, journals, pamphlets, and...
  • Fantasy movies
    Fantasy movies
    Fantasy movies have increased in number during the last decades compared to the action movies which have not decreased.Many animators and computer technicians have helped in the area of the contemporary arts which include the magnificent visual...
  • Chili run, snowshoe races and indoor marathon draw late January joggers
    Chili run, snowshoe races and indoor marathon draw late January joggers
    January’s last full weekend is teeming with winter races and running events in and around Wisconsin. Among the featured picks are several snowshoe races, a January chili run, and an indoor marathon.Participants, spectators, and race...
  • Snow from the Cat
    Today’s Colorado ski and snow report: peaks and valleys
    Some snow accumulation peaks overnight along the I-70 corridor, with snow accumulation “valleys” elsewhere. Snow is tapering off this morning and we don’t expect to see much more until the weekend, when there’s a &ldquo...