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  • Ten best movies of 2010

    Ten best movies of 2010

    Even middling years can yield marvelous movies. Despite all the frazzled franchises and star-studded misfires of 2010, there were still wonders to behold –historical dramas of the finest intelligence, animation of great wit and delicacy, documentaries that brought out the human drama behind the headlines, and small, independent movies that showcased the emerging artists of tomorrow. If you haven't yet seen any or all of my top 10, listed here alphabetically, I envy what awaits you.

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  • Income tax help with a twist: Move to rural Kansas. No state income tax.

    Income tax help with a twist: Move to rural Kansas. No state income tax.

    Income tax help in Kansas comes in the form of a five-year amnesty on state income taxes. State hopes new income tax help will lure people to rural areas.

  • Government check in the mail? No, on a debit card.

    Government check in the mail? No, on a debit card.

    Governments are replacing paper checks with debit cards to disburse all kinds of benefits. But the cards have fees. Is that fair?

  • The Illusionist: movie review

    The Illusionist: movie review

    A rich, moving, animated film, 'The Illusionist' draws from a script by Jacques Tati and has a haunting Chaplinesque feel. Not to be missed.

  • Ten best movies of 2010

    Ten best movies of 2010

    Even middling years can yield marvelous movies. Despite all the frazzled franchises and star-studded misfires of 2010, there were still wonders to behold –historical dramas of the finest intelligence, animation of great wit and delicacy, documentaries that brought out the human drama behind the headlines, and small, independent movies that showcased the emerging artists of tomorrow. If you haven't yet seen any or all of my top 10, listed here alphabetically, I envy what awaits you.

  • Holiday gift guide 2010: Four video games

    Holiday gift guide 2010: Four video games

    We have four different video game ideas for you this holiday season. Everything from an early 20th century Western to a soft pink creature and a couple in between. If you decide to purchase a particular video game, you might consider using the link below the item and help the Monitor at the same time.

  • A Town Called Panic: movie review

    A Town Called Panic: movie review

    This Belgian gem, 'A Town Called Panic,' is not just for children.

  • More signs of trouble for corn

    More signs of trouble for corn

    A sluggish spring could mean a disappointing harvest on top of already-high corn prices.