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Smyrna/Clayton Sun-Times
Updated at 9:29 AM

No matter what we’re told about books and their covers, first impressions are important. It’s true whether we’re speed-dating, scanning a menu or getting behind the wheel of a new car. When I started up this 2015 VW Passat for the first time and saw “Range 630 miles” come up on the screen, I figured it for one of VW’s long-haul clean diesels, the cars we can drive till our bladders scream for mercy. The first few miles didn’t change that impression; there was enough torque and engine grumble to...

Updated at 9:16 AM

Author Gunter Grass, who won the Nobel prize for literature in 1999, died this weekend at age 87, his publisher said today. Grass was most famous for his novel “The Tin Drum,” which was made into a movie. Grass frequently wrote about...

Updated at 12:59 AM

Based on the novel of the same name by Pamela Redmond Satran, “Younger” is the story of Liza, a 40 year-old mother who pretends to be 26 in order to get a job. Thanks to a solid performance by Sutton Foster as Liza, it’s an entertaining...

Updated at 11:22 PM

A refreshing new take on a classic spring veg.

Updated at 11:22 PM

Another look at genetically modified organisms and their place in our diet.

Posted at 11:05 PM

[WARNING: The following contains spoilers from Game of Thrones' premiere, "The Wars to Come." If you haven't watched it yet, read at your own risk!] Another one bites the dust. Or, you know, just another Sunday...

Posted Apr 12, 2015 at 9:05 PM

When Justified wraps its six-season run on Tuesday (10/9c, FX), you can bet that there will be a...

Posted Apr 12, 2015 at 9:05 PM

Ginger Minj has quickly asserted herself as the breakout star of RuPaul's Drag Race Season 7. She is...

Posted Apr 12, 2015 at 8:05 PM

Detective James Gordon may finally have the upper hand on Commissioner Loeb on Gotham, but what price...

Posted Apr 12, 2015 at 8:05 PM

Game of Thrones' fifth season premieres Sunday on HBO, but thousands of fans will have...

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