With this year’s Oscar ceremony being the least-watched and lowest-rated ever, it seems as though the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has gone from #OscarsSoWhite to #OscarsSoWhat.

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I really hate green peppers. I have no problem with the orange, red or yellow varieties, but those green ones! No thanks. I can detect the slightly acrid taste of this seemingly innocent vegetable in anything it might be in. Even the most minute amount manages to permeate and ruin any pasta …

For the millions that must have been spent on sets, machine guns, blank rounds of ammunition, pyrotechnics and everything else that’s needed to blow things up real good, Stefano Sollima’s “Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse” is a surprisingly boring affair.

Interested in starting a garden? Wanting to troubleshoot your gardening process? You will be in good hands with Joseph Tychonievich (writer) and Liz Anna Kozik’s (illustrator) new graphic novel “The Comic Book Guide to Growing Food.”

Illinois author Carol Coven Grannick has written a compelling new novel in verse about body image and the struggles one young girl experiences around her changing body.

The Champaign Central Jazz band and the New Street Combo will hold their first live concert in over a year on Sunday, when they’ll take over the pavilion at Colbert Park in Savoy from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Late last June, CU Sings ‘Let It Be’ was an artistic and fundraising success. The brainchild of local businessman James Barham, the video combined the talents of area musicians to pay homage to the Beatles classic.

'They’re ready for a performance,' said producer Ellen Ericson on the cast of the Mahomet-Seymour High School production of 'Little Shop of Horrors.' 'It’s been a unique experience for them. Because of COVID, we have a small cast this year to be able to abide by social distancing and other regulations.