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  • Truly best films don’t always win

    By Jake Coyle and Lindsey Bahr | February 24, 2016 - 5:30pm

    LOS ANGELES – Ahead of Sunday’s 88th Academy Awards, Associated Press film writers Lindsey Bahr and Jake Coyle share their predictions for a ceremony that has everyone guessing:

  • Awards hooked on ‘Oscar bait’

    By Jake Coyle | February 24, 2016 - 5:30pm

    NEW YORK – In the Coen brothers’ recent 1950s Hollywood satire, “Hail, Caesar!” Ralph Fiennes’ ascot-wearing British director Laurence Laurentz is helming a stuffy drawing room drama full of tuxedoed men and ballroom-gowned women.

  • Many Oscar-nominated flicks still aren’t streaming

    By Anick Jasdanun | February 17, 2016 - 5:48pm

    NEW YORK – The good news for those trying to catch up on Oscar-nominated flicks: A little more than half are available for streaming online.

  • College tensions play out in TV drama

    By Lynn Elber | February 17, 2016 - 5:47pm

    LOS ANGELES – A white college student goes out to party costumed as black rapper Lil Wayne, angering black students, who see it as evidence of insidious campus racism.

  • Indie games ‘Firewatch,’ ‘Unravel’ fall short

    By Lou Kesten
    The Associated Press | February 17, 2016 - 5:47pm

    What makes a game a game? That question has arisen around some of the most popular independent video games of the last few years – titles such as “Gone Home,” ‘’Her Story” and “That Dragon, Cancer” that steer away from traditional video-game mechanics in favor of narrative and character development.

  • Talented field makes it tough to make Grammy picks

    By Mesfin Fekadu and Nekessa Mumbi Moody
    The Associated Press | February 10, 2016 - 8:00pm

    NEW YORK – Kendrick Lamar has a chance to become the first rapper to win album of the year since Outkast took the prize in 2004 for “Speakerboxxx/The Love Below.

  • YouTube rolls out original programs

    By Derrik J. Lang | February 10, 2016 - 7:26pm

    LOS ANGELES – Michael “Burnie” Burns hears a discrepancy. Before greeting moviegoers at the debut of his film, the writer-actor is eavesdropping on all the big-budget movie trailers playing ahead of his much smaller crowdfunded concoction, “Lazer Team.”

  • Earthlings try to get the bugs out in ‘XCOM 2’

    By Lou Kesten
    The Associated Press | February 10, 2016 - 7:23pm

    When the aliens come – and they will – don’t expect the government to save humanity.

  • Pittman’s work enjoys timeless attraction

    From Contributed Reports | February 3, 2016 - 5:17pm

    TARBORO – Though four decades have passed since the death of Hobson Pittman, enthusiasm continues for the work of the accomplished painter.

  • ‘Burning House’ ignites Cam’s career

    By Kristin M. Hall | February 3, 2016 - 5:17pm

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – 
Northern California-born country singer Cam turned a bad dream about an ex-boyfriend into a song that made her musical dream come true.

  • Clever puzzles lead ‘The Witness’

    By Lou Kesten
    The Associated Press | February 3, 2016 - 5:16pm

    Independent video-game designers have hit upon a fascinating way to create buzz: Don’t give players all the answers.

  • Original Drifters concert benefits Tar River ensembles

    By Ross Chandler
    Life Editor | January 27, 2016 - 5:56pm

    The Tar River Orchestra and Chorus League is going back to the roots of pop music for its annual fundraising concert.

  • Bay stands ready to rock Grammys

    By Mesfin Fekadu | January 27, 2016 - 5:55pm

    NEW YORK – For rock singer James Bay, receiving not one or two – but three – Grammy nominations for his debut album is “insane.” That’s because Bay, 25, remembers how scary it was to finally record music after performing around Europe for more than 10 years.

  • ‘Paper Jam’ hits some flat notes

    By Lou Kesten
    The Associated Press | January 27, 2016 - 5:55pm

    Role-playing games like “Fallout 4” and “The Witcher 3” are beloved for their complexity, ambition and overwhelming variety of things to do.

  • Chicago is Dick Wolf’s way back

    By David Bauder | January 20, 2016 - 6:19pm

    PASADENA, Calif. – 
With all the changes in television over the past few decades, Dick Wolf has remained resilient and is now resurgent.

  • Calls grow for Oscars boycott

    By Jake Coyle | January 20, 2016 - 6:19pm

    NEW YORK – Amid calls for a boycott of the Academy Awards over its all-white acting nominees and Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett Smith announcing they would sit out this year’s ceremony, the academy’s president said it was time for major changes – and soon.

  • ‘Division’ takes on interactive terror

    By Derrik J. Lang
    The Associated Press | January 20, 2016 - 6:18pm

    LOS ANGELES – At the beginning of “Tom Clancy’s The Division,” players portraying top-secret operatives are dropped from a helicopter into a version of New York City that’s been crippled by a terrorist attack.

  • Music fills Moss’ life with fun

    By LaMonique Hamilton | January 13, 2016 - 6:08pm

    Whether working on original music or belting out an Adele cover, Travis Moss believes the key to being a musician is keeping things fun.

  • Exhibit offers artists the chance to dream

    From Contributed Reports | January 13, 2016 - 6:08pm

    TARBORO – Artistic aspirations come true for a group of black artists featured in the “Celebrating the Dream” exhibit now on display at the Edgecombe County Cultural Arts Council.

  • Year will have much to offer gamers

    By Derrik J. Lang
    The Associated Press | January 13, 2016 - 6:07pm

    LOS ANGELES – If the video games set to be unleashed this year are any indication, this will be a year of interactive exploration.

  • Swift music flows from Molasses Creek

    By LaMonique Hamilton | January 6, 2016 - 5:05pm

    The sounds and stories of Ocracoke and the Outer Banks will grace the Dunn Center stage when Molasses Creek performs next week.

  • Success ensures approval for Rose

    By Nicole Evatt
    The Associated Press | January 6, 2016 - 5:05pm

    LOS ANGELES – Now sought-after for her edgy, androgynous style, actress Ruby Rose initially struggled to find her niche.

  • Cooper’s ‘Scoop’ reaches thousands worldwide

    By LaMonique Hamilton | December 30, 2015 - 8:38pm

    Click by click, Michael Cooper wants to make positive changes to society’s conversations.

  • ‘The Affair,’ ‘Mad Men’ among TV's best in 2015

    By Frazier Moore | December 30, 2015 - 8:37pm

    NEW YORK – Sure, 10 is an arbitrary number.

  • Entertainment spots make New Year's Eve plans

    By LaMonique Hamilton | December 23, 2015 - 4:08pm

    A mix of family fun and adult-only parties will help Twin Counties residents ring in 2016.