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Updated at 8:18 AM

J.K. Rowling announced she is releasing a story set in the “Harry Potter” universe on Halloween. The story will be focused on the nasty Dolores Umbridge, who first appeared in “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,” the fifth book of the series. Learn more at Rowling’s site Pottermore.

Posted at 7:20 AM

The last time the Kansas City Royals were in the World Series, thousands of fans wanted a small keepsake of Larry Pearce’s artwork.No, they didn’t know the North Kansas City native and current Independence resident personally...

Posted at 6:58 AM

What do First Presbyterian Church and Independence Young Matrons 55th annual Holly & Mistletoe Homes Tour have in common?Well, since 1984, the Young Matrons – who will be celebrating their 75th anniversary next year –...

Posted at 7:05 AM

"All trench coat and arrogance" is how John Constantine describes his roguish, demon-fighting self. His business card reads "Exorcist, Demonologist and Master of the Dark Arts," though he cautions "petty dabbler" may be closer to the mark, as...

Posted at 7:06 AM

Papa's got a brand new documentary. HBO's Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James...

Posted at 7:05 AM

There's one true antihero in DC Comics' colorful TV invasion, a scruffy blond British bloke rocking a trench coat.Like the stars of Arrow, Gotham, and The Flash, the conjurer-cum-demon hunter at the center of...

Posted at 5:19 AM

The Community of Christ this weekend honors an organization that has worked for decades to end hunger.Bread for the World is the recipient of the church’s 2014 International Peace Award, given tonight during the church’s...

Posted at 2:05 AM

Alicia and Will's long-awaited make-out session. Kalinda's knock-down, drag-out fight with her estranged husband. And most recently, Diane's watery eyes as she left Lockhart/Gardner (seemingly) for good.A lot has happened over the last...

Posted at 1:01 AM

To find the North Star, look due north (opposite where the sun is at noon time), and look not quite half way up in the sky (assuming you live at about 42 degrees North Latitude). On a late October evening, you will see the familiar Big Dipper riding...

Posted at 1:01 AM

Ask anyone in the performing arts which area of it is the most cutthroat, which is the hardest to “make it” in. Fights would break out: an actor would say it’s acting, a musician would insist it’s music, a professional wrestler — well, the wrestler...

Posted at 1:01 AM

I successfully stayed away from any information about this movie till I entered the theater — didn’t even know who directed it or who was in it. Because I got there about a minute after it started, I still don’t know if any names popped up at the...

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