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#TheMJs, Dec. 9, 2016

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

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Rich Warren: Axon is a cut above in smartphone market

Do you suffer from bling phone? That's bling, not ring.

Smartphones fuse technology with status. The name on the phone often means more than performance or durability.

Top of the morning, Dec. 9, 2016

A special shoutout this week goes to Micah Putnam, Peter Lichtenberger and Eric Burton for the holiday cheer at Allerton Park.

At Allerton's "All is Bright" display, there are 100 stands of lights with 60 bulbs per strand. There are 48 uplights and 50ish colored bulbs.

Frank's Faves: Christmas-movie villains

This week: "You're a mean one, Mr. Grinch. You really are a heel ... "

That's entertainment: Spotlighting events throughout the area

Literary scene

Berg visiting Champaign library

New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Berg will read from her latest book, "Make Someone Happy: Favorite Postings," at 2 p.m. today at the Champaign Public Library. It will be followed by a book signing.

Who lives here? Dec. 3, 2016

Each week on this page, The News-Gazette will show a screen shot of a home from a movie or TV show and ask readers, "Who lives here?" Email your guess of a character who resides in the featured home to wholiveshere@news-gazette.com, and we'll give a winner a shout-out on next week's page.

#TheMJs, Dec. 2, 2016

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

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Top of the morning, Dec. 2, 2016

Normally, bobbleheads don't look a lot like their subjects. But they got Gene Honda's right.

"I think the likeness is pretty spot on," said Phil Sklar, co-founder and CEO of the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum. "I remember Gene saying something to the effect, 'It looks great, except it looks too much like me.' "

Rich Warren: Good antennas, 'smart' TVs help when cutting cord

This column promises great reception of reader questions.

Frank's Faves: Christmas TV specials

This week:

"Christmas time is here
Happiness and cheer
Fun for all that children call
Their favorite time of year."