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If you’re not a fan of time travel, wild theories or just don’t like the unknown, you might want to steer clear of the text below. The idea of time travel, paradoxes and parallel timelines/universes fascinate me. So, indulge me as I tell you a tale. I grew up reading a series of children’s books […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – It’s been nearly 47 years since The Beatles held their final live performance atop 3 Savile Row in London, but their music still lives on today through countless mediums. But to get that live feel the music deserves, you’ll need to get to Link Centre this weekend. […]

By Emma Crawford Daily Journal OXFORD – When poet Sandra Beasley made her first trip to Oxford, she knew little of the college town other than its claim to fame as William Faulkner’s home. When she left after spending a month in Oxford as the University of Mississippi’s summer poet-in-residence in 2010, Beasley took with […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal Most people decided to skip the stoner/action flick “American Ultra.” It didn’t crack the top 5 in box office receipts, so it’s doubtful we’ll see Jesse Eisenberg unleash his mad, death-dealing skills in a sequel. “American Ultra” is an off-kilter movie. It’s different elements don’t exactly line up. There’s […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – The Movie in the Park event has been rescheduled for Saturday at 8:15 p.m. The event, which was postponed this past weekend due to inclement weather, will be held at the Ballard Park Sportsplex. The feature is “Big Hero 6.” Admission is free, and concessions will be available.

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal OXFORD – These are busy, creative days for Sam Haskell III. When he’s not in Hollywood, he’s in Atlantic City or Conyers, Georgia. A recent weekend at Magnolia Hill, his Oxford home, provided the chance to change out his laundry and catch “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” with his wife, […]

By Emily Wagster Pettus Associated Press JACKSON – John Grisham says being on the losing side of a Mississippi political fight gave him plenty of time to write big chunks of his first two legal thrillers, “A Time to Kill” and “The Firm.” Grisham took part Saturday in the first Mississippi Book Festival at the […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – Registration is under way for the 16th annual Chili Fest. The Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association’s one-day festival will be Oct. 16 on South Broadway between Main and Troy streets and will consist of lunch, music and a chili cook-off. Teams of four members will compete against other teams for prizes, […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – Billy Bob Thornton has made a career of acting in front of the cameras, but that was never the plan. “I’ve done music longer,” Thornton said in an interview with the Daily Journal. “I’ve been in bands since I was a kid, and that’s really all I […]

Envy isn’t my response to an op-ed piece on the upcoming 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. But with Aug. 29 fast approaching and Chicago Tribune writer Kristen McQueary sharing her thoughts on why she wishes a Hurricane Katrina-level event would hit the reset button on Chicago, I would be remiss not to use it as […]