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Bert Shipp, longtime WFAA reporter, dies at 85

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WFAA

Bert Shipp, who worked at WFAA/Channel 8 for nearly 40 years before retiring in 1999, died Monday night, the station reported. He was 85. Read more

Travel Channel show finds hometown gems

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The Travel Channel

While filming a new TV series for Travel Channel, Brian Unger visited Dallas last month and led area residents on a time-warp sightseeing tour of Bonnie and Clyde’s North Texas. Read more

WFAA's Carla Wade recalls OKC bombing that killed her father

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WFAA

April 19 will mark the 20th anniversary of the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Building in Oklahoma City. As usual when there’s a milestone anniversary of a tragedy, the news media provide stories looking back on the event, and on the present of the survivors. Read more

Movie review: ‘Monkey Kingdom’

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Disneynature

Monkey Kingdom, Disneynature’s latest Earth Day offering, is an intriguing peek inside the social structure of macaque monkey society in Sri Lanka. Read more

Bill Paxton’s big genealogical dig

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TLC

There’s an element of risk when investigating one’s family history. Just ask actor Bill Paxton. Read more

Movie review: ‘True Story’

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Fox Searchlight

The true story behind True Story is so outlandishly incredible that it seems the work of a fevered screenwriter in the throes of a chemical high: a disgraced New York Times journalist finds out an accused murderer has been parading around ... Read more

Movie review: ‘The Squeeze’

The Squeeze is an old-fashioned tale of gamblers, golfers, the good girl next door and the temptations of the easy life. Read more

Movie review: ‘Desert Dancer’

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Relativity Media

With Iran in the news, the timing of Desert Dancer couldn’t be better. The real-life story of a young man who started an underground dance troupe, despite dancing being forbidden in the Islamic republic, the film is also an extended look into how people live in... Read more

Movie review: ‘Ex Machina’

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A24

Thoughtful science fiction is as rare in film these days as black-and-white or a double feature, something parents fascinate their children with as exotica from a different moviegoing time. Read more

Movie review: ‘Unfriended’

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Universal

Unfriended is clever, energetic and original — and dull, flat and derivative. Read more

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