Updated at 9:09 AM

After slogging through an hour or so of set-up, exposition and prosaic dialogue, “Woman in Gold” finally finds its footing. You stick with it for three reasons: the fact-based story about recovering stolen art works is compelling; Helen Mirren is terrific at displaying the required moxie to reclaim it; and the hope is that her co-star, Ryan Reynolds, will bare his chiseled abs. The latter never happens, but that’s not the film’s only disappointment.

Posted at 8:47 AM

Looking back on the decade of the ’60s a person wonders how we all survived. The 1960s began with a tremendous burst of excitement and optimism as the youthful new President of the United States, John F. Kennedy dragged us to the brink of...

Updated at 8:45 AM

Andrew Getty, among the heirs in a family whose name is synonymous with elite American wealth, was found dead in his Hollywood Hills home of what was most likely natural causes or an accident, authorities and family members said.

Updated at 8:29 AM

In the dictionary, next to the definition of Yo-Yo Dieter, there is a picture of my face.

Posted at 8:19 AM

WHAT: Three historical homes and sites in Independence open today, April 1, for touring season: Bingham-Waggoner Estate, a 3-story and 26-room mid-19th century mansion; the 1859 Jail & Marshal’s Home Museum, where...

Updated at 8:18 AM

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson will decide by 11:30 a.m. EDT if he’s going to sign a “religious freedom” bill that was approved by legislators last night. The bill is similar to the one that Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signed this week...

Posted at 6:48 AM

I have burst into spring, celebrating having my toenails professionally seen to by the lovely Jamie – who is indeed lovely, and who is in fact Jamie.  She’s an absolute honey, and knows of my hideously ticklish feet, and tends...

Posted at 6:19 AM

Two challengers and two incumbents are vying for two seats on the Fort Osage Board of Education next Tuesday.The candidates include a recently retired educator, the current board president, a construction company owner and lay minister,...

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