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Have you ever dreamed of sipping wine under the Eiffel Tower, riding on a Vespa through the Italian coastline or dancing the night away in a Spanish discoteca? Whatever your European dreams may be, they are not as far out of reach as you may think. Booking your ticket It’s cheapest to book your ticket on the …

Forrister, formerly known as The Star Killers, provides honest punk-visceral songwriting minus the angst and war flashbacks to middle school. Singer and guitarist Julien Baker’s silky voice propels the already powerful emo indie rock outfit to a new level. The Memphis-based group has one full-length record, “American Blues,” and a split with the band Little …

By Jake Coyle // AP Film Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — The long take of “Birdman” has stretched all the way to the Academy Awards, where the jazzy, surreal comedy about an actor fleeing his superhero past took Hollywood’s top honor in a ceremony punctuated by passionate pleas for equality. On a stormy night in …

Shelf Life is a weekly book column where our staff reviews new releases, buzzed-about novels and personal favorites. By Kara Aguilar // Contributing Writer Chuck Palahniuk’s novel Fight Club is known for its raw film adaptation starring Edward Norton, Brad Pitt and Helena Bonham Carter. Over the years, the film has often been referred to as a …

Well, it appears that most of Tennessee is still under lockdown via snow, MTSU included. So if you’re like me and are trapped indoors — whether it’s due to icy road conditions or just the fact that it’s really freaking cold — here are my recommendations for what to watch on your day indoors.   Snow Day Snow …

Two young girls with pink matching backpacks walk out of Build-A-Bear Workshop and catch a glimpse of a familiar character roaming Opry Mills shopping center. The woman, wearing a teal sequined dress with a long, sheer train, flashes a welcoming grin in their direction. Their eyes widen, two smiles follow. “Elsa,” they say, in perfect unison. It’s a bustling day …