Actor, director and screenwriter Jon Favreau traded the high-flying super hero antics of his “Iron Man” movies for a quieter new film about a celebrated chef who quits his job at a top-flight restaurant and takes to the road in a food truck.
Mark Vinz, fiction writer, poet and retired professor of English at Minnesota State University-Moorhead, is winner of the Minnesota Book Awards 2014 Kay Sexton Award for outstanding work in fostering books, reading and literary activity. Sponsored by Common Good Books, the award honors Kay Sexton, who was an influential book buyer at B. Dalton Booksellers and the first recipient.
Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of the rock band Kiss put down their instruments, wiped away the face paint and unveiled their own arena football franchise on Monday, promising to pair the niche sport with the pyrotechnic theater of their concerts.
Stephen Colbert is the only host in late night TV who plays a character. On “The Colbert Report,” he’s a self-absorbed, closed-minded caricature of a jingoistic talk show host, who is supposed to be anything but endearing.
Teresa and Giuseppe “Joe” Giudice, who flaunted their lavish spending over five seasons on “The Real Housewives of New Jersey,” pleaded guilty Tuesday to conspiracy and mortgage and bankruptcy fraud charges that could send them both to prison.
In the fall of 1992, a group of music industry legends converged on New York City to pay tribute to Bob Dylan by performing his songs at a concert that has come to be seen as one of the most exciting in rock history.
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