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In ‘Sin City,’ Rodriguez, Miller Talk Noir Yarns, Not Social Commentary

Friday, August 22, 2014

When director Robert Rodriguez and legendary comic-book author Frank Miller released their movie Sin City in 2005, they had few expectations they’d ever make the sequel, opening today at the Nugget in Hanover and at other theaters. In fact, they weren’t sure audiences would turn up for the first film at all. A panel-for-panel re-creation of stories from Miller’s popular graphic-novel series, Sin City was unlike any comic-book movie anyone …

Matthew Weiner on Reworking ‘Are You Here,’ Ending ‘Mad Men’

Friday, August 22, 2014

One of the key shows people point to when discussing the relatively recent surge in quality on television is Mad Men. Thematically rich, visually stylized and emotionally evocative, the show uses what creator Matthew Weiner describes as “the traditional instruments of cinema” to make the small-screen leap to larger life. So at a …

Fall Films Worth The Anticipation

Friday, August 22, 2014

At long last, what seemed like an endless summer is over — at the movies, anyway. It’s time to put aside all that comic book reading that we call “research,” sweep the word “sequel” aside and get serious about movies, because “serious movie season” is here. Serious comedies, serious dramas, serious thrillers, serious …

Obama: Iraq Reclaims Dam

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Washington — President Obama said Monday that Iraqi and Kurdish forces, aided by waves of U.S. airstrikes, had recaptured the country’s largest dam, hailing the development as “important progress” against Islamic State fighters. While he said other U.S. goals had also been met in Iraq, including stopping a …

Trial Test Of Ebola Vaccine Speeds Up

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Washington — Researchers at the National Institutes of Health are accelerating human clinical trials for what scientists hope is a promising new vaccine to combat the deadly Ebola virus. Phase 1 of the clinical trials, which were previously not expected to begin until the end of September, will …

Pathologist: Hands May Have Been Up

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Ferguson, Mo. — An unarmed 18-year-old whose fatal shooting by police has sparked a week of protests in suburban St. Louis suffered a bullet wound to his right arm that may indicate his hands were up or his …

Fed Study Says Less Shake Felt From Artificial Quakes

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Washington — Man-made earthquakes, a side effect of some high-tech energy drilling, cause less shaking and in general are about 16 times weaker than natural earthquakes with the same magnitude, a new federal study found. People feeling the …

All Syrian Chemical Weapons Destroyed

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Washington — The Obama administration said Monday that U.S. military and civilian personnel have completed the destruction of the Syrian government’s declared chemical weapons stockpile, heralding the neutralization of the agents aboard a U.S. ship as a watershed moment in the Syrian conflict. The completion of the effort, …

Cognitive Computer Chip Apes Architecture Of the Brain

Monday, August 18, 2014

Computer science is getting stunningly close to granting the wish of the Scarecrow, not to mention the needs of the modern soldier. The Pentagon has long sought what the Wizard of Oz could not manufacture: a brain, or at least an electronic cognition machine that operates as closely …

Solar Power

Monday, August 18, 2014

Few places in the country are as warm and bright as Mary Wilkerson’s property on the beach near St. Petersburg, Fla., a city once noted in the Guinness Book of World Records for a 768-day stretch of sunny …

Moss Is More Than Peggy Olson, As ‘The One I Love’ Shows

Monday, August 18, 2014

New Y ork — Elisabeth Moss, best known as Peggy Olson, Mad Men’s buttoned-up but ambitious secretary-turned-copywriter, smiles with her whole face while talking about her latest project, The One I Love . The film, written and directed by newcomers Justin Lader and Charlie McDowell, respectively, centers on …

Kurdish Forces Retake Parts of Largest Iraq Dam

Monday, August 18, 2014

Irbil, Iraq — Aided by U.S. and Iraqi airstrikes, Kurdish forces Sunday wrested back part of Iraq’s largest dam from Islamic militants who had captured it less than two weeks ago, security officials said. The U.S. began targeting …

2nd Autopsy Ordered in Mo. Shooting

Monday, August 18, 2014

Ferguson, Mo. — Attorney General Eric Holder on Sunday ordered a federal medical examiner to perform another autopsy on a black Missouri teenager whose fatal shooting by a white police officer has spurred a week of rancorous and …