Black Friday and its sibling Cyber Monday barrel toward us like an early-season snowstorm. Every year I urge caution before lining up at the big box store in the middle of the night or by the dawn’s early light. Similarly, be very careful about rapidly clicking on what appears to be a great …

Halloween is over and Christmas is still several weeks away. So that means you can find some retail store with greatly discounted skeleton Halloween decorations and costumes on clearance shelves just a couple aisles away from skeleton Christmas ornaments.

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ABC’s “20/20” on the murder of Yingying Zhang, including interviews with The News-Gazette's Ben Zigterman and Mary Schenk, will air Friday.

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 wholiveshere@news-gazette.com, and we’ll give a winner a shout-out on next week’s page. Be sure to…

If you’re thinking about dressing up as a ninja turtle or furry creature this Halloween, be forewarned: The more elaborate the costume, the more uncomfortable things might get. Take it from these 10 entertainers who play dress-up for a living and shared with us their most unforgettable experiences.

As long as I'm not involved, real-life suspense makes for one of my favorite kind of movies — the kind where every second of the story’s action is one second closer to complete catastrophe — or redemptive triumph.

This year, the News-Gazette Film Series — 7 p.m. Monday through Friday — features five of the best known horror films of the 1930s in the Classic Monsters Week at the Virginia Theatre. After each evening's screening, I will be on hand discuss the film and answer viewers' questions about it.