Steve Martin reflects on his career as he receives AFI honor


Mel Brooks will present Steve Martin with AFI's 43rd Life Achievement Award at a private ceremony Thursday in Hollywood.

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BITS AND TIPS


Unscripted TV stripped bare by scripted drama 'UnREAL'

"UnREAL" might be TV's most fully realized reality series.


TV 'golden age' won’t last because Americans don’t watch enough

The entertainment industry will air more than 400 original TV shows this year, lavishing hundreds of millions of dollars on top talent and exotic locations in the hopes of creating the next “Mad Men” or “Game of Thrones.”

COLUMNS

John Ledyard, globetrotting college drop-out

In 1783 John Ledyard dedicated a book about his travels to Governor Trumbull, Connecticut’s Revolutionary War statesman.

Could you Be the Match?

Did you ever think a swab of your cheek has the information needed to save someone else’s life?

BIG TICKET

Coming to a venue near you

Russell Peters — Oct. 2 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale now; $40-$65

Beres Hammond – Aug. 8 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale now; $48, $68

Of Monsters and Men – Sept. 26 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. June 5; $35

Changes in Latitudes: Jimmy Buffett Tribute — July 2 at Katharine Hepburn Center; tickets on sale now; $35

Bob Newhart — Oct. 23 at Bushnell, Hartford; tickets on sale now; $48.50-$68.50

Raekwon, Ghostface Killah — July 19 at Lupo's, Providence; tickets on sale now; $25, $30

DEAR ABBY

Teenager in a hurry to grow up wonders about slowing down

DEAR ABBY: I’m a teenager and I want to grow up fast.

Politics served with profanity makes dinner hard to swallow

DEAR ABBY: My sister-in-law and her live-in boyfriend, “Bud,” get together with us for dinner and outings.

Mom seeks detour to safety around in-laws’ driving habits

DEAR ABBY: My in-laws are fabulous. They love me and think the world of our 2-year-old daughter, “Hayley.” They do anything to support us.

Couple’s tagalong friend is too close for son’s comfort

DEAR ABBY: I’m in my 40s, happily married to my wife, and we have teenage daughters. My parents divorced when I was young and both have been remarried for years.

Wife wants out of marriage to join the woman she loves

DEAR ABBY: I’m a 48-year-old woman. I have known I was gay since I was 14.

Young son longs for a father, but mom doesn’t want a man

DEAR ABBY: My son’s dad cheated on me for years, which resulted in a child with another woman.

Pause a moment to remember those who died for our country

DEAR ABBY: “Lest we forget” — these three simple, but very meaningful words are a reminder TO ALWAYS REMEMBER the sacrifices made for our freedom.

HOROSCOPES

Your stars - May 30

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Give more thought to your professional goals and how you can push ahead.