Frank's Faves: Rooftop movies

A hush has fallen over my household once more.

Not because we've had a houseful of company any time recently. It's actually been more like a yard full. Still, the crew of roofers we've hosted for the past week have become almost like family in that short time. That can happen when you spend nearly a week of 12-hour days with total strangers.

Chuck Koplinski: 'Lady Macbeth' a shocking, compelling standout

It becomes apparent early on in William Oldroyd's impressive debut feature "Lady Macbeth," that Katherine, the heroine of the piece, will rebel against her station.

Entertainment listings, Aug. 10-17, 2017


This weekend


What: Livestock auction and shows, carnival, tractor pull, rodeo, pedal tractor pull, demo derby, and music by Torn Labels are among the highlights.

When: Continues Aug. 10-12.

Where: Georgetown fairgrounds, 13 N. Seminary, Georgetown.

Who lives here? Aug. 5, 2017

Each week on this page, The News-Gazette will show a screenshot of a home from a movie or television show and ask readers, "Who lives here?" Email your guess of a character who resides there to, and we'll give a winner a shout-out on next week's page. Be sure to include your full name and town of residence.

#TheMJs, Aug. 4, 2017

On Fridays, staff writer Marcus Jackson (@MarcusJ_NG) provides a glance at the best Twitter has to offer.



Top of the Morning, Aug. 4, 2017

JESSICA KUNZ doesn't need to get up at 2 a.m. anymore. But earlier in the week, she couldn't help herself.

"My body is still on that morning clock," Kunz said. "The very first day I could sleep in, I was up at 5:30 a.m."

Chuck Koplinski: Wonderfully re-created 'Detroit' lacks connections

As she so adeptly proved in "The Hurt Locker" and "Zero Dark Thirty," director Kathryn Bigelow is a master at re-creating urban warfare on screen, an ability she uses to great effect in her latest, "Detroit," an account of the race riots that plagued the area in the summer of 1967 and of one particularly heinous crime that occurred as the city burned.

Frank's Faves: Movies based on Stephen King novels

"People think that I must be a very strange person. This is not correct. I have the heart of a small boy. It is in a glass jar on my desk." — Stephen King

Entertainment listings, Aug. 3-10, 2017


This weekend


Part 40: Favorite times and places of behind-the-camera TV stars

With the UI celebrating birthday No. 150 this year, we caught up with hundreds of former students and staff who've gone on to big things. Every Tuesday throughout 2017, Editor JEFF D'ALESSIO will tell their tales. Today, in Part 40: TV stars.