DVD: Narcos

Cocaine is a relatively unknown substance when Pablo Escobar (Wagner Moura) begins smuggling it from Colombia to the United States in the mid-1970s. The money is soon pouring in — Americans can’t ...

Book: People of the Book

Hanna, an expert (and unbelievably prolific) book conservator, studies and repairs medieval manuscripts to keep them from being lost to the ravages of time. We meet her in 1996, when she is called in to ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##“Everything’s up to date in Kansas City,” sings Will (Robert Salberg, right) in a number featuring fellow cowboys (such as Erik Svec, left) and Aunt Eller (Pam Harris).

Review: Gallery's 'Oklahoma' is much better than OK

From the moment Curly (well-played and well-sung by the versatile Lance Nuttman) enters the theater, there’s a bright golden haze on Gallery Theater’s production of “Oklahoma!”  Director ...

Book: Crooked Heart

"Crooked Heart" is the funniest book about the horrors of war you'll ever read. Author Lissa Evans has created a charming set of characters she plays against the London Blitz. Young Noel, whose 11th birthday ...

DVD: Cave of Forgotten Dreams

Prehistoric people painted the walls of a cave in France 32,000 years ago. A landslide blocked the entrance about 25,000 years ago, leaving it untouched until French scientists discovered it in 1994.  The ...

Book: Loving Frank

It's almost hard to tell what's fact and what's fiction in "Loving Frank," a novel about the relationship between Mamah Borthwick Cheney and her lover, Frank Lloyd Wright. Both were married with ...

DVD: Carlos

Carlos (Edgar Ramirez) is a Marxist living in Western Europe in the 1970s. The son of Venezuelan communists, he travels to the Middle East to support the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. While ...

Book: Missoula

No one would call "Missoula" a fun book to read; it deals (very) graphically with rape, drunkenness, group think and appalling miscarriages of justice. But Jon Krakauer's fluid style and strong research ...

Book: Breaking Blue

“Breaking Blue” is the true story of a murder, a culture of corruption and coverups, the Great Depression, remote Northeast Washington and, most of all, an interest that becomes a passion that ...

Book: The Wilderness of Ruin

The vague title, “The Wilderness of Ruin,” tells readers nothing about this nonfiction book. The subtitle tells them too much — or rather, misleads them into thinking this is ...

Book: Go Set a Watchman / Harper Lee

I didn’t plan to read “Go Set a Watchman.” I figured I was completely satisfied by author Harper Lee’s earlier, Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, “To Kill a Mockingbird.” “Go ...

Book: The Photograph

"The Photograph" is a small bell of a novel that rings loudly and resonates long after the last page is read. Penelope Lively raises big questions here: What would we do if we discovered something about ...

DVD: Alfie

Alfie (Michael Caine) is a ladies man who employs considerable charm attract to women, but then treats them poorly. He regards the many women in his life as only worth whatever pleasure they can ...

DVD: Diplomacy

The Wehrmacht is surrounded, and what was once the cushiest post in the Reich now has the Allies knocking at the gates. Gen. von Choltitz (Niels Arestrup), a careerist Prussian officer, has recently ...

Book: The Girl on the Train

As she commutes back and forth to London, Rachel fantasizes about a house she passes along the way. The owners are a golden couple, ideally matched and so much in love, she decides. She even gives them ...

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