Fulfilling Netflix series on eminent directors, their WWII films

Propaganda’s a dirty word, casting a shadow of fake news and wily psychological manipulation onto shape-shifting political events. America is hardly immune to the word, or its practice. In the World War II years several of Hollywood’s most revered directors engaged in the...

Why Rayna died on 'Nashville'

Q: Why did they kill Rayna James on “Nashville”? A: There have been a lot of Nashville letters lately. Some viewers missed the music drama’s move from ABC to CMT. One reader lamented her program service charging more for CMT than for...

'Mad Men' creator talks tribute book, his next moves

A new, two-volume, 1,000-page book about "Mad Men" contains set photos and portraits, script pages, interviews and minutiae including series creator and executive producer Matthew Weiner's early scribbled notes outlining the drama

New on Netflix: Julie Andrews plays mentor in ‘Julie’s Greenroom’

Julie Andrews has a show on Netflix, “Julie’s Greenroom,” a theater-themed show for small fry. Created by Andrews with Emma Walton Hamilton (her daughter and collaborator on the “The Very Fairy Princess” books) and children’s TV veteran Judy Rothman-Rofe...





Germs can be good for you

Warning: the things I am about to write about, I would not feel comfortable talking about with my grandmother. Because they are dirty. Not the kind of discomfort I felt when Grandma and I were watching HBO, and the heartthrob of my...

Rick's List - Happy Druid Report #1 Edition

Columnist has new dog-spy from inside the White House.



Upcoming concerts and shows

Lea Michele — May 4 at Foxwoods’ Fox Theater; tickets on sale now; $40, $55

Bell Biv Devoe, En Vogue — May 26 at Foxwoods’ Grand Theater; tickets on sale now; $65-$105

John Mellencamp — Aug. 13 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $49.50 

Sebastian Maniscalco — Aug. 26, 27 at Mohegan Sun arena; tickets on sael at 10 a.m. today; $59-$149

Jethro Tull — Nov. 4 at Foxwoods’ Grand Theater; tickets on sale now; $40, $60

Lukas Graham — May 27 at Foxwoods’ Fox Theater; tickets on sale now; $55

Bob Dylan — June 18 at Toyota Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $59.50-$129.50

Lady Antebellum — July 22 at Xfinity Theatre, Hartford; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $26.75-$59.50