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Maggie Gyllenhaal glows as ‘The Honorable Woman’

"The Honorable Woman" is a meditative thriller that investigates a woman's inner life and a global hot spot. Poised between dream-state and tough reality, it exposes timeless truths while remaining as current as the next Israeli-Palestinian clash.

An eight-hour miniseries premiering...

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In Todd Parr’s world, it’s OK to make mistakes

In Todd Parr's world, it's OK to wear your undies on your head. Most of all, it's OK to be yourself.

Inclusion and acceptance are Parr's mainstays in more than 30 quirky picture books for young kids, including "It's Okay to Make Mistakes," out this month from Little, Brown and...

Allison Williams headed skyward as NBC’s Peter Pan

NBC has picked its Peter Pan: high-flying "Girls" star Allison Williams.

The network announced Wednesday that Williams will play the boy who refused to grow up in NBC's new staging of "Peter Pan Live!" The live telecast of this musical classic will air Dec. 4.

The 26-year-old...

Celebrate the season with a triple-tomato salad

At the peak of ripeness, an in-season tomato is one of the things that makes life worth living. Happily, that season is upon us. And this recipe is my ode to that summer tomato.

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Live Lunch Break: Sue Menhart Band

The Day brings you Sue Menhart Band live in concert at the Hygienic Art Park.


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‘Sharknado’ sequel has bite and lots of laughs

Don't worry about me. The Sharknado Evacuation map supplied by Syfy network places me, as a resident of Lower Manhattan, smack...

TV team: Actor, detective role paired for 25 years

British actor David Suchet has spent a quarter-century bringing to life a certain fussy Belgian sleuth with a mustache as...

Scientists make love, war weapons in ‘Manhattan’

Writer-producer Sam Shaw was grappling with how to craft a TV drama about the war on terror and the price it exacts from those...

Celebrities

Maria Shriver launches program honoring her dad

Maria Shriver is launching a new U.S. volunteer initiative called the Shriver Corps, named in part to honor the legacy of her late...

‘Treme’ actor settling profiling suit vs. Macy’s

A black actor who accused Macy's of racially profiling minorities as shoplifters is settling his civil rights lawsuit, one of several...

Daughter seeks right for autopsy of Casey Kasem

A judge in Washington state has granted Casey Kasem's daughter a temporary restraining order preventing the famous radio host's wife from...

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Premium Content Everything’s coming up Rosie’s in Old Lyme

You'd think the Old Lyme Ice Cream Shoppe would be satisfied with its stellar lineup of homemade frozen treats, sold in an adorable building on beautiful Lyme Street.

Premium Content State Street Saloon is Ace high

While on vacation, I read an excellent Western (see page 7) and I just started binge watching "Deadwood," both of which put me in the mood for the State Street Saloon.

Food

New high-end products distill essence of vodka

We've had cream-flavored vodka, candy-flavored vodka, even breakfast cereal-flavored vodka. Now, producers are betting on something...

Jams increasingly strutting their savory side

When Chicago chef Gregory Ellis makes a pork belly sandwich, he doesn't stop at the belly. In addition to a fried egg and kumquat...

Movies

Premium Content Garde starts summer film series

With its new digital projection and surround sound systems all in place, the Garde Arts Center is unrolling a schedule of films.

This late-summer series begins Friday with "Ida," a...

Working late in life, directors refuse to say cut

Visiting a retired Frank Capra at his Sierra Nevada hideaway, Clint Eastwood was baffled.

 

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Premium Content THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL

Grand is right. Wes Anderson's latest is grand in how offbeat its storyline and humor are and in how intricate its set designs and images are. Even better, it's entertaining in an almost gonzo...

Premium Content ABITA'S PURPLE HAZE

Now that Amazon Prime is offering a slew of HBO shows on its streaming service, my household is hooked on "Treme." Great music and fabulous cultural snapshots aside, the show also has introduced...

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Premium Content Panic! at the Disco plays at Mohegan Sun

It's one thing for bands to insert an umlaut over vowels in their name, and Motörhead, Blue Öyster Cult and Jüstin Bieber...

Lollapalooza marks a decade in Chicago

Once the vagabond of the music festival and touring circuit, Lollapalooza marks its 10th anniversary in Chicago when it opens for three days...

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Premium Content O'Neill's cabaret conference wraps up

It's been a typically jam-packed and high-quality summer at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, and it's coming to a close this weekend.

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Premium Content The Hoolios star at Live Lunch Break

Today in New London's gorgeous Hygienic Art Park, your noontime food and drink experience will be better than anything ever before - all...

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Premium Content See the light at LAA

There are far too few paintings of the covers of William Faulkner's books - which is why it's so great that a new show at the Lyme Art...

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Premium Content Book tip: "His Ownself: A Semi-Memoir"

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Burke fashions epic story in 'Wayfaring Stranger'

Author James Lee Burke is a descendant of tough Texas lawmen. In fact, his maternal great-grandfather once tangled with some of the...

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Your stars - July 31

Happy Birthday: Don't share personal secrets. Protect your reputation and refuse to let your professional position be hampered by emotional...