| Oct 3, 2013
| 7:42 AM
Sue Grafton, author of the popular 'alphabet series' that began with "A is for Alibi" and features private investigator Kinsey Millhone, is coming to New Haven's Schubert Theater on Oct. 9. She, along with fellow blockbuster authors Alice Hoffman, Scott...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 5:53 PM
Jay Pharoah, who plays President Obama and other characters on NBC's "Saturday Night Live," thinks the show needs to hire more black performers.
"As far as being a black person on the show, there’s not a lot of us, you know?," the 25-year-old...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 2:55 PM
"The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete" is a moving bit of mischief and mayhem that will break your heart, give you hope, make you laugh, possibly cry.
Set in the Brooklyn projects a few years after the economic slide of 2008, it follows the saga of...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 8:36 AM
Despite being a PG-rated, angst-adjacent, teen coming of age story, it wasn't until the 270th page (of 289) that I realized "Zero Fade," Chris L. Terry's debut novel, was a Young Adult book. But that revelation wasn't a jolt or a letdown. Instead it was a...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 1:17 PM
You hear strange things in Detroit. While I was visiting my parents this year, I watched the city's annual Thanksgiving Day parade on TV. At the end, Mayor Dave Bing, the former Detroit Pistons star, climbed up to Santa's sleigh to deliver the key to...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Fox premieres two new sitcoms Tuesday. One I would recommend; the other, I would not.
Let's begin with the better: "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," which deems Andy Samberg ready for prime time, is set in a New York police precinct; its noble lineage runs back...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 1:42 PM
Universal Studios in Hollywood will raze the 41-year-old Gibson Amphitheatre to make way for its coming Harry Potter attraction, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Like the Wizarding World in Orlando, the Hollywood Harry Potter will be a theme park...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 12:17 PM
Why the long face, Mr. Depp?
Perhaps because there’s no question “The Lone Ranger” is a catastrophe.
Produced for close to $250 million, the Johnny Depp-starring update of the old radio and television serial grossed a measly $29.4...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 4:40 PM
Thanks to “Flight” and “Safe House,” Denzel Washington was the biggest star of 2012, according to the Quigley Poll. Anne Hathaway ranked second, based on her drawing ability in “Les Miserables” and “The Dark...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 2:35 PM
When your song refers to "the eye of the tiger" -- as the latest from Katy Perry does -- you can more or less go two ways with your visuals: boxing ring or jungle.
Having donned a pair of gloves (a la Rocky Balboa) for her performance of "Roar" on...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 11:00 AM
Decked out in a blue blazer and stylish white hat, he bounded onto the ballroom stage at the Beverly Hilton as if he could barely contain himself, beaming at the audience of TV journalists from around the country.
After being almost off the showbiz grid...