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Wallace Bryton (portrayed by Justin Long) is pitted in one of many, increasingly quirky, tension-building conversations with Howard Howe (Michael Parks) in "Tusk."

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Tusk’

“Tusk,” writer-director Kevin Smith’s tale of torture and transformation, is horrific, darkly comic and deeply bizarre, often all at once.

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The 12th Man is a force all around Seattle

- Associated Press

Success has not made the 12th Man soft. A Super Bowl championship has just added more fuel to the already caffeinated fervor of Seattle Seahawks fans.

Mass. tax credits benefiting movies, TV projects

Associated Press

A film starring Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin was one of the biggest beneficiaries of a tax credit program designed to lure movies and television shows to Massachusetts.

Orpheum renovation preserves, reveals past

- Associated Press

Six months into a nearly yearlong renovation that will restore the Orpheum Theater as a live-performance venue, members of the design team that orchestrated the work say the project has been mostly smooth-sailing.

This undated photo provided by FremantleMedia North America & Debmar-Mercury shows host Craig Ferguson on "Celebrity Name Game." The game show, produced by Courtney Cox and David Arquette, debuts Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, in syndication. (AP Photo/FremantleMedia North America & Debmar-Mercury, Michael Becker)

Craig Ferguson plays it loose with new game show

- Associated Press

Craig Ferguson approached his first TV game show host's job with a subversive attitude. Then came the simple matter of his wardrobe for "Celebrity Name Game."

Ancient Indian sport of kabaddi gains popularity

- Associated Press

An ancient Indian sport that looks like a mixture of tag, dodgeball and wrestling has barreled back into the Indian national consciousness to become one of the country's most popular sports, trailing only cricket.

FILE - In this March 19, 2014 file photo, Peter Mason tries the Oculus virtual reality headset at the Game Developers Conference 2014 in San Francisco. Oculus, the virtual reality company acquired by Facebook earlier this year for $2 billion, is holding its first-ever developers conference and is expected to discuss the much-anticipated release of its VR headset for consumers. The two-day Oculus Connect conference begins Friday, Sept. 19, 2014.  (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, file)

Oculus unveils new prototype VR headset

- Associated Press

Oculus has unveiled a new prototype of its virtual reality headset. However, the VR company still isn't ready to release a consumer edition.

Trove of antique Idaho pictures a click away

- Associated Press

When Dorothea Lange drove through Emmett on her way to Ola in northern Gem County one day in October 1939, the San Francisco woman was arguably the most famous photographer in the nation.

Loveland sculptor creates a mastodon for museum

- Associated Press

Kent Ullberg has designed a shark for Nova Southeastern University in Florida; a 23-foot-tall elephant for the St. Louis Zoo; and 58 Canada geese taking flight for a venue in Omaha, Nebraska. He has designed more than 100 monumental sculptures, all originating in Loveland.

ADVANCE FOR USE SATURDAY, SEPT. 20 AND THEREAFTER - In this Aug. 21, 2014 photo, Bryce Weiler, right, who is blind since birth, joins Peoria Chiefs play-by-play announcer Nathan Baliva in the broadcast booth during a Chiefs game at Dozer Park in Peoria, Ill. (AP Photo/Journal Star, Ting Shen)

EXCHANGE: Blind announcer does baseball on radio

- Associated Press

Bryce Weiler can shoot 70 percent from the free-throw line, play catch on a baseball field and deliver a stunningly researched, passionate color commentary covering sports events on radio.

FILE - In this Thursday, May 29, 2014, file photo, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, right, addresses members of the media in Foxborough, Mass. The NFL is under pressure from sponsors, fans and lawmakers for its handling of domestic violence allegations against several players. At issue is whether the league is acting swiftly enough to investigate or discipline players. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File)

Goodell: 'Same mistakes can never be repeated'

- Associated Press

More defiant than contrite, Roger Goodell announced no sweeping changes in his first public statements in more than a week of turmoil surrounding the NFL's handling of players accused of crimes.

'Nearly empty' Picasso museum open in Paris

- Associated Press

Paris' Picasso museum is reopening for two days this weekend after five years of closure over a renovation fraught with setbacks, accusations and sackings. But if the public expects art they'll be disappointed: it's practically empty.

Usher performs at the iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sept. 19, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Powers/Powers Imagery/Invision/AP)

2-day iHeartRadio festival kicks off on Las Vegas

- Associated Press

Taylor Swift didn't divulge any more new secrets about her forthcoming album when she took the stage at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas, but the crowd's enthusiasm about her bouncy new single, "Shake it Off," seems to bode well for the new record.

Actress detained by police refuses to apologize

- Associated Press

An actress who was detained by Los Angeles police is refusing to apologize for claiming race played a role in the incident, despite calls from local civil rights leaders.