2016 Republicans use Trump, TV to make debate cut

With the first debate of the Republican presidential campaign approaching, the White House hopefuls are trying everything they can to improve their polling position.

CALENDAR

BITS AND TIPS


Angelina Jolie Pitt to direct Netflix drama ‘First They Killed My Father’

Angelina Jolie Pitt is the latest big name to team up with Netflix to make an original feature film.


‘Tyrant’s’ Moran Atias in ambitious pursuit of acting success

On a layover in Paris not long ago, Moran Atias stood in lines and jostled for a seat on the bus like any other schlub.


How ‘Degrassi’ became the most digitally savvy show on (and off) TV

When TeenNick announced last month that “Degrassi: The Next Generation” would be ending after 14 seasons, the reaction was swift and not unlike the teenage angst that the series captured so well.


Books for children - July 26

Book recommendations for young readers

COLUMNS

Taking stock of the season’s visitors

One by one the migrants arrived, as they have for ages, guided by stars, electro-magnetism and plenty of mystery.

Becoming a cancer patient

Part two in a series on life after a breast cancer diagnosis at age 31.

BIG TICKET

Upcoming concerts and shows

Tom Rush — Dec. 11 at Katharine Hepburn Center; tickets on sale now; $45, $48

Kat Edmonson — Nov. 6 at Katharine Hepburn Center; tickets on sale now; $35

Slash — Sept. 18 at Lupo's, Providence; tickets on sale now; $35-$45

Ace Frehley — Sept. 23 at Lupo's, Providence; tickets on sale now; $35-$50

Cold War Kids — Oct. 23 at Toad's Place, New Haven; tickets on sale now; $20, $25

DEAR ABBY

Woman discovers man’s eyes aren’t wandering by accident

DEAR ABBY: I am a 58-year-old, twice divorced, hard-working, middle-class female. I spend most of my time working and involved with my three adult children.

Wedding may be wrong time for found father to reappear

DEAR ABBY: I am 32 and getting married in a year. My biological father lives in Spain and has never been to the U.S. My mother met him when she was teaching English there.

Grandma’s pictures don’t make the cut in mom’s memory book

DEAR ABBY: Throughout my three grandchildren’s lives, I have picked them up from school, and attended school functions, games and activities in which they have participated. Their parents work, and I was helping out.

Wife fears husband’s health puts her future in jeopardy

DEAR ABBY: I am the 24/7 caregiver for my husband, “Earl.” We were both widowed when we married nine years ago.

Mom’s helpful hints become criticism in girlfriend’s ears

DEAR ABBY: I’m frustrated about how to connect with my young adult son’s 18-year-old girlfriend. He told me she has a bad relationship with her divorced parents, so he’s hoping we can bond. A problem...

Daughter struggles to resolve mom’s failure to defend her

DEAR ABBY: I’m in my early 50s, disabled and live with my elderly mother. Between the ages of 8 and 11 I was sexually abused by my adoptive father.

Wife learns man was seeking more than exercise at the gym

DEAR ABBY: I have been with my husband for 10 years. We were married six months ago. Before the wedding, we had some breakups.

HOROSCOPES

Your stars - July 28

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Embrace changes and challenges.