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NEW YORK - Samsung made history of a sort Friday by launching the first major consumer-oriented virtual-reality headset. (It comes with an asterisk; prototypes and other not-quite-mass-market versions have been available for a while.) And its Gear … more
Admit it. When you heard another "Rocky" movie was coming out - a seventh - you thought, really? How many "Rocky" movies do we need? Well, it turns out we needed seven. At least. From its very beginning in 1976, the "Rocky" story has been … more
A review of holiday albums released this year. Kenny Rogers, "Once Again It's Christmas" If country legend Kenny Rogers sticks to his guns, "Once Again it's Christmas" will be his sixth and final holiday album, and bittersweet nostalgia … more
"The Hunger Games" movies have unfolded in a relative blitzkrieg — four movies in four years — and in a fan-fueled fever that has masked some seriously silly political allegory with the thrill of … more
Stephen King has always addressed his "Constant Readers" in prefaces or afterwords to his books. He likes to share what inspired him or what he was thinking about when he wrote it. But with the release of "The Bazaar of Bad Dreams," King takes it … more
Movies are forever trying to capture the essence of the human spirit, and by that measure, it's hard to imagine there was ever a story more tailor-made for the movies than the incredible 2010 Chilean mine rescue. If the details are hazy in your … more
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — There's a scene in "Creed" where the latest brash boxer who challenges the upstart protege of Rocky Balboa barks, "No one cares about Balboa anymore!" Yo, through 40 years of … more
Special to The Sumter ItemGive yourself an early Christmas present and take advantage of the three new Sumter Gallery of Art exhibits.Although two are photography and one features oil paintings, they compliment and complement each other, especially … more
Unfortunately, I will not be here for Lee Malerich's gallery talk Nov. 13 at University Gallery located USC Sumter's Anderson Library. Many of her pieces, especially her earlier embroideries, have personal connections to … more
NEW YORK - The thing to remember about Amazon's new $50 Fire tablet is that it's a $50 tablet. It's not as light or as thin as a tablet that costs five or six times more. The camera isn't as good, and the screen isn't as sharp. But it works well … more
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