Amy Winehouse documentary wins raves but angers family


In “Amy,” performers as diverse as Yasiin Bey and Tony Bennett sing the praises of the late Amy Winehouse, and the documentary helps reclaim the talented, troubled singer as a musician, rather than a mess.

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BITS AND TIPS


Reliving the migration that helped settle America’s West

The “lunatic notion” to attempt a 21st-century journey in a mule-drawn covered wagon along the historic Oregon Trail may have been embedded in Rinker Buck’s DNA.


MTV’s ‘Scream’ aims to scare up new glory with fresh blood

When they’re not worried about a bloodthirsty killer on the loose, the teenagers in MTV’s new “Scream” show preoccupy themselves with a more esoteric concern: Can a horror property really be stretched out over 10...


‘Urinetown’ creators develop zombie musical at the O’Neill

Greg Kotis and Mark Hollman’s stage collaborations certainly haven’t trafficked in mundane ideas or stock music-theater material.


Meghan Trainor's July 4 concert at Mohegan Sun postponed

Fans can retain their current tickets for the new date to be announced or may seek refunds at their original point of purchase, according to concert organizers.


Deadheads get a new way to add Garcia to their social media

Deadheads looking to add a little more Jerry Garcia to their lives can now incorporate the late Grateful Dead guitarist into their social media with the video storytelling platform Magisto.

COLUMNS

New Horizons approaches Pluto July 14

Pluto was in its final months as an official planet when NASA launched its New Horizons spacecraft on Jan. 19, 2006.

Enthralled by the wood thrush

There is a place where cool streams flow and the sweet scent of ferns is strong. It is in precisely such tranquil places that the unobtrusive wood thrush retreats from human commotion.

BIG TICKET

DEAR ABBY

Marriage to slovenly wife brings man close to tears

DEAR ABBY: I have been married 40 years, and it’s just the two of us. I work full time and make a good living. We have a large house in a great neighborhood.

Husband’s long hours make married life lonely for wife

DEAR ABBY: I’m 19 and I got married six months ago to the love of my life! We have a great relationship despite how young we are. There’s one problem though: my husband’s job.

Girlfriend expects fireworks when her parents meet his

DEAR ABBY: I have been with “Tom” for two years, and I suspect that he will be proposing soon. He is 27 and I’m 24. Here’s the problem: He wants our parents to meet before he asks.

Readers defend parents who disapprove of cohabitation

DEAR READERS: On May 5, I printed a letter from a parent, “Against the tide in New Jersey.” He said his “independent, intelligent, loving” daughters (both in their late 20s) have dated their boyfriends for five years and...

Your stars - July 2

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Don’t feel like you have to make a snap decision.

Boyfriend’s teen escapade should be regarded as past

DEAR ABBY: I have been with my boyfriend for a little over two years. He recently mentioned that when he was younger (19), he had a threesome (two guys, one girl).

Woman’s belief of parentage needs facts to back her claim

DEAR ABBY: I recently received a Facebook message from a 47-year-old mother of four who believes she is my daughter.

HOROSCOPES

Your stars - July 5

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Look at your options. Don’t rule out something because of differences you have with others.