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Battinson: Same bat-whine, same bat-panic?

Previously, on "Freaking Out About Batman"...Amid the chaos, screams and rioting six years ago following Ben Affleck's casting as Batman, I emerged as a calm voice, advising people to take a deep breath and at least wait to see the movie. After all, Heath Ledger turned out OK as the Joker.I ...

Joey Chestnut takes on a West Virginia tradition

No. 1-ranked competitive eater Joey Chestnut prepared for this year's Pepperoni Roll-Eating World Championship at the West Virginia Three Rivers Festival by exercising.Really."I have to be healthy," Chestnut said. "Otherwise, I'm not going to be able to push myself to a ridiculous limit."The ...

Thrash metal giants Slayer coming to WV

On Monday, May 13, four bands will descend on the Big Sandy Superstore Arena in Huntington like the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. With each band being a heavy-hitting force to be reckoned with in their own right, concertgoers will experience four titans of extreme heavy metal sharing the ...

They’ll let anybody in…A look at the 10 unlikeliest Avengers

Free Comic Book Day on May 4 marks the debut of the Savage Avengers, which teams Brother Voodoo and Wolverine with newcomers Elektra, Venom, the Punisher and Conan the Barbarian.That's easily the most unexpected lineup since Brian Michael Bendis revamped the team in 2004's "New Avengers." It ...

Married life suits musicians, The Masons

Husband and wife duo The Masons recently released a new album and are ready to take their unique Americana brand of country rock music on the road in 2019.Based out of Audra, West Virginia, The Masons have been around for nearly 10 years and have released two full-length albums during that ...

What comes after Endgame?

The Marvel Cinematic Universe brings an unprecedented run of success to a close this month with the release of 'Avengers: Endgame,' the story toward which all 21 of the franchise's previous movies have been building.So what's next?We already know 'Spider-Man: Far From Home' comes out in June ...

Haunted Appalachia: Settin’ up with the dead

My mother was born in a small coal mining community in Webster County, West Virginia. Bergoo was a remote community but what it lacked in convenience it made up for in beauty as it was surrounded by mountains and expansive forestland. One of the local coalmines was called #4 and was owned by ...

All Shook Up: Kick-ass punk country

Sarah Shook & The Disarmers, a punk rock infused country band based out of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, has two highly reviewed albums, an upcoming tour with indie darlings Murder by Death, and big plans for their future.Sarah Shook - a self-defined vegan, bisexual, atheist mom - leads ...

Multiversal matchmaking

It's not easy for superheroes, or villains, to find love.Leading a double life and keeping secrets can put a strain on a relationship - especially if it turns out one of you is trying to kill the other when you put on your masks. Even if you clue them in on your secret identity, needing to save ...

‘Glass’ marries Shyamalan films together

M. Night Shyamalan ("The Sixth Sense," "Signs," "The Village") has crafted an effective creep show with "Glass," a shotgun marriage of his 2000 horror hit "Unbreakable" and 2016's "Split," an even bigger horror thriller. Not unexpectedly, the film has awkward moments as it ties elements from ...