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Girl power is strong in upcoming releases

Following the explosive success of "Wonder Woman," Hollywood's "suits" have gradually seized on elevating women from a damsel in distress or sidekick to featuring them in self-attained heroic roles and roles where they don't rely on a man for solving a challenge.Boy-meets-girl romantic comedies ...

These game monikers might bowl you over … or not

As I write this, we're still a few days away from Marshall taking on South Florida in the Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl in Tampa, Fla.By the time you read it, the game will be over and, hopefully, the Thundering Herd won. But I'd like to draw your attention back to the fact that they played in ...

Even superheroes need some self-reflection

Let's face it: Superheroes don't always succeed.Although they save the day more often than not, there are moments when many comic book characters fall short. Sometimes all that's needed to correct a mistake is a little time travel, possibly multiple trips if the first solution causes an even ...

Guide to the college football Bowl Games

Dec 29 Peach BowlMercedes-Benz StadiumAtlanta, Georgia12:00 pmNo. 10 Florida Gators (93)No. 7 Michigan Wolverines Cotton Bowl ClassicAT&T StadiumArlington, Texas4:00 pmNo. 2 Clemson Tigers (130)No. 3 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (120) Orange BowlHard Rock StadiumMiami Gardens, Florida8:00 ...

‘Black Velvet’ celebrates late, great Charles Bradley

Black Velvet is the fourth and final album from the late, great soul singer Charles Bradley. Out today via Daptone imprint Dunham Records, the well-received 10-track album is a celebration of the life of the singer who would have turned 70 this past Monday, November 5, and was lovingly ...

Very superstitious: Warding off spirits

My parents grew up in the mountains of Webster County, West Virginia in an area remote enough that many families claim the same settlers as kinfolk. Being far removed from the big cities meant that folklore and local legends could survive for hundreds of years since spinning yarns and telling ...

A near miss and missing Stan Lee

Twenty years ago, I didn't meet Stan Lee.As a high school graduation gift, my mother took my best friend, Jeff, and me to the Chicago Comic Con. On the second day, we headed over to the massive Marvel Comics booth to see who would be signing autographs when. Suddenly, I heard a familiar ...

Billy Edd Wheeler tribute at Carnegie Hall

Carnegie Hall Presents "High Flying Birds: A Billy Edd Wheeler Tribute" Friday, Nov. 9Carnegie Hall and the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame present "High Flying Birds: A Billy Edd Wheeler Tribute" on Friday, November 9, at 7:30 p.m. in Carnegie Hall's Hamilton Auditorium. Wheeler will be at ...

No respect: Comic characters who get the shaft

By Evan BevinsSome comic book characters have developed unearned reputations as bad, lame or useless.I'm not trying to convince you that Sleepwalker is awesome (he is) or Zauriel should be a Justice League mainstay (he should). Instead, I'll present 10 of the most unfairly maligned mainstream ...

The Little Girl in the Asylum

Lilly was her name. The name Lilly means flower of innocence. Her home? The massive stone cut building now known as the Trans Allegheny Lunatic Asylum.Weston's most famous building took many years to complete with a stall out of funds during the Civil War. The 242,000 square foot building had ...