Idaho glass artists to exhibit works in Challis

A postcard promotes “Reflections — Glass Artists of Idaho,” which open Saturday at Mad Dog Gallery in Challis. Each of the featured artists has gained a measure of national or international acclaim. submitted photo

Five Idaho glass artists will display their genius in design and color composition in “Reflections,” a show to open at 7 p.m. Saturday at Mad Dog Gallery, 632 Main St., in Challis.

Branching out: Stick sculptor gains following

In this Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016 photo sculptor Patrick Dougherty, left, works with his son and assistant Sam Dougherty, behind, as they construct a sculptural installation "The Wild Rumpus," from branches and sticks on the grounds of the Tower Hill Botanic Garden, in Boylston, Mass. Dougherty’s installation opens to the public Thursday, Aug. 25, at Tower Hill Botanic Garden. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

BOYLSTON, Mass. (AP) — The towering, whimsical shapes Patrick Dougherty creates by twisting and weaving sticks together have gained him an international following. Now, the artist who lives in a log cabin near Chapel Hill, North Carolina, is back in New England to build two more of his almost cartoon-like stick sculptures.

Fan-made ‘Star Trek’ sets become tourist attraction

In this Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016 photo, James Cawley sits in the captains chair while talking about his replica of the starship Enterprise from the original "Star Trek" series during the Trekonderoga festival in Ticonderoga, N.Y. Sets mimicking those of the 1960s TV series “Star Trek” have become a tourist attraction in upstate New York. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)

TICONDEROGA, N.Y. (AP) — On its many voyages through space, the Starship Enterprise has endured bridge-shaking blasts from enemy ships and infiltration by scheming aliens. Now it’s being invaded by tourists.

Thurber Prize humor finalists announced

In this July 15, 2013 file photo, Jason Gay, a co-host of the FOX Sports 1 talk show "Crowd Goes W!ld", appears at a press conference in New York. Gay, along with Harrison Scott Key and Mary Norris, have been named finalists for the 2016 Thurber Prize for American Humor. The winner will be announced Sept. 26, 2016, and receive a $5,000 prize. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Authors Jason Gay, Harrison Scott Key and Mary Norris have been named finalists for the 2016 Thurber Prize for American Humor.

Tickets on sale for ISU’s ‘A Season of Note’ series

Five-time Grammy winner Wynona Judd will bring her band Wynona and the Big Noise to the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center on the Idaho State University campus on Nov. 19. submitted photo

Idaho State University will host a range of entertainment —from Wynonna Judd to Garrison Keillor — during its 2016-17 “A Season of Note” series.

New ‘Star Trek’ series lead: A woman but not a captain

FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 1, 2016 file photo, Bryan Fuller, showrunner/executive producer of the Starz series "American Gods," poses for a portrait during the 2016 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif. Following up a Comic-Con panel in July about "Star Trek: Discovery," executive producer Fuller shared details about the 13-episode series' setting, characters and innovations at a Television Critics Association meeting Wednesday, Aug. 10. His disclosures included that the main character is female (human, yes; a captain, no); that the story will feature a gay character, and that there will more aliens. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP, File)

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The start of production on the new “Star Trek” TV series is a month away and the debut date isn’t until next January, but the effort to build fan interest is already in motion — if not at warp speed.

New movie to explore bizarre hunt for the Boston Strangler

In this Feb. 26, 1967 black and white file photo, the crowd jeers self-confessed Boston Strangler Albert DeSalvo, lower left, as he is led outside the Lynn, Mass. police station. Casting is underway in summer 2016 for ‘Stranglehold,’ a new movie that will focus in part on a man who claimed psychic powers who helped investigators search for clues for nearly a dozen unsolved murders of women in the 1960s. (AP Photo, File)

BOSTON (AP) — It took a half-century for DNA sleuthing to finger Albert DeSalvo as the Boston Strangler. Now a new movie is revisiting one of America’s most notorious serial killer cases and the bizarre involvement of a man who claimed psychic powers to help police investigate.

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