‘Furious 7’ film shows off sharp new Imax laser technology
Arts/Entertainment

‘Furious 7’ film shows off sharp new Imax laser technology

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Deeper blacks, brighter whites, even bigger screens and better sound. When the high-speed action sequel “Furious 7” debuts this weekend, audiences at Hollywood’s famous TCL Chinese Theatre will see every tire skid and fistfight in Imax’s brand-new laser format. Lasers are supposed to be able to heighten contrast. In laser-projected trailer … Continue reading

Arts/Entertainment / Celebrities / TV

Obama joins in jokefest with GOP’s Walker at Gridiron dinner

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Getting older changes a guy, President Barack Obama says, and he admits he’s getting crankier. “Next week I’m signing an executive order to get off my lawn,” Obama joked Saturday night at the Gridiron Club and Foundation’s annual dinner. On top of that, the nation’s graying chief executive says he’s having … Continue reading

Arts/Entertainment / Celebrities / Movies

‘Cinderella’ is belle of the box office with $70.1M debut

  NEW YORK (AP) — “Let It Go” may be Walt Disney’s anthem these days, but “Everything’s Coming Up Roses” might be the more accurate theme song for the Disney juggernaut. Disney’s recent streak continued over the weekend with the $70.1 million North American debut of its traditional, sumptuously costumed fairy tale adaptation “Cinderella,” according … Continue reading

Books

‘Heather Has Two Mommies’

  NEW YORK (AP) — A playful picture book about a little girl named Heather and her two happy mommies was a cultural and legal flashpoint 25 years ago, angering conservatives over the morality of same-sex parenting and landing libraries at the center of community battles over placement in the children’s stacks. Today, Heather — … Continue reading