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Are you a high school student with a knack for writing or photography? Do you have what it takes to be a journalist? If you answered yes to either question, then joining the NeXt crew would be a great opportunity for you. HOW TO APPLY: 1. Write a letter explaining your interest in journalism and why you would like to write for NeXt. Tell us what you like or don’t like a…

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For the 32nd year, the Kenan Center in Lockport presents the Storrs All High Photo Show, featuring 220 photos by students from 24 high schools from across Western and Central New York. This year’s show opened Sunday with a public reception at the Kenan Center House Gallery, 433 Locust St., Lockport. The exhibit continues through April 23. Kenan Center House Gallery exhib…

From all around the globe, fans of the British TV series "Sherlock" went crazy when the first episode of season four aired on New Year’s Day, after a three-year gap (excluding "The Abominable Bride" special). Fans went equally crazy when the three-episode season ended a couple of weeks later. The original adventures of detective Sherlock Homes were introduced to the wo…

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“A Hologram for the King” is a seemingly slight movie about some very hefty subjects. The United States’ image in the 21st century world. Its place in the global economy. The decline of its middle class. The feeling of impotence in many of its workers. The erosion of the American dream. Big topics. And yet, very little happens in this brisk, 90-minute tragicomedy. It all…

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“A Hologram for the King” is a seemingly slight movie about some very hefty subjects. The United States’ image in the 21st century world. Its place in the global economy. The decline of its middle class. The feeling of impotence in many of its workers. The erosion of the American dream. Big topics. And yet, very little happens in this brisk, 90-minute tragicomedy. It all…

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Feminism has been having a bit of a moment lately. With everyone from Emma Watson to Malala Yousafzei to Hillary Clinton weighing in – offering personal definitions, declaring the degree to which they adhere to its tenets – the subject is generating more buzz than it has in decades.It’s about time for this resurgence. Although some aspects of the movement – the right to vo…

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Plenty of movies about teens are released every summer, but very few successfully capture what it is really like to be on the brink of adulthood. “The Spectacular Now,” opening Friday, is one of the few that does, and it does it, well, spectacularly.Based on the 2008 novel by Tim Tharp, “The Spectacular Now” takes a gentle, sensitive but unflinching look at today’s teens –…

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If it is true that you can’t judge a book by its cover, then it also stands to reason that you shouldn’t judge a movie by its title.If you did, you might pass right over the limply named “Love Is All You Need,” figuring it for just some skimpy, formulaic rom-com starring the latest graduate of the Disney Channel. And if you did that, you would miss out on something truly s…

Robert Miller has a problem. The hedge fund tycoon is on the brink of making a much-needed sale of his company to a major bank, but the sale won't go through if the bank gets wind of the fact that the company is not nearly as successful as it looks on paper because Miller has cooked the books to the tune of $417 million.That's as much understanding of the world of high fin…

With "Trishna," writer and director Michael Winterbottom updates Thomas Hardy's 1891 novel "Tess of the d'Urbervilles" with decidedly mixed results.In his classic 1891 novel, Hardy tells the story of a "pure" woman whose life is destroyed by love and circumstance. Though intelligent, spirited and responsible, Hardy's Tess is a victim of fate, and incidents over w…

If you are in Lawrence Kasdan's target audience for "Darling Companion," you probably remember -- indeed, were probably deeply affected by -- the movie that put him on the map 29 years ago."The Big Chill" tapped into the zeitgeist of the early '80s with its depiction of angsty, self-absorbed thirtysomethings (I feel justified in using that overworked term, since th…

"Coco Before Chanel" is a simple, elegant and well-crafted film with as much style and appeal as one of the iconic fashion designer's legendary little black dresses.The filmmakers, unlike those who made the regrettable "Coco Chanel" for Lifetime television in 2008, wisely chose to confine their story to what is arguably the most interesting time of Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel'…

It is clear from watching "The September Issue" that Meryl Streep made considerable use of her improvising skills during her portrayal of Miranda Priestly, "The Devil Wears Prada" doppelganger for real-life Vogue fashionatrix Anna Wintour.If this lightweight but engaging documentary about the production of the September 2007 issue of Vogue magazine does nothing else, it pr…

"Adam" is a warm and sweet little romance. It doesn't aspire to be much more than a very good Lifetime Ailment of the Week movie -- heck, it doesn't even aspire to have a better title than "Adam" -- but it does a fair job of being that, and it gets an extra handful of points for being heartwarming and genuine, unlike most of what's out there at the moment.Adam (Hugh Dancy)…

Forget for a moment about time traveling. Let's talk about time wasting. That is what an hour and 40-odd minutes spent watching "The Time Traveler's Wife" constitutes.Fans of Audrey Niffenegger's wildly popular 2004 novel, which appeared on many year-end book of the year lists, will no doubt give their Kleenex a good workout and enjoy the film, because it does appear to su…