Creators-stars of TV's 'This Close' make Hollywood listen

This image released by Sundance Now shows Shoshannah Stern, left, and Josh Feldman in a scene from

Shoshannah Stern and Josh Feldman have something to say about friendship, heartache and finding one's place in the world in "This Close."

Banff film fest comes to the Garde

Johanna (Ian Derry)

How fortuitous! As the Winter Olympics draw to a close, you can get your thrills elsewhere — from the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour, which stops in 450 communities, including New London. It plays the Garde Arts Center on Sunday. The movies are meant to highlight...

Movie tip: "Call Me by Your Name"

Movie tip Call Me by Your Name Having loved Luca Guadagnino’s sharp-edged, cynical “A Bigger Splash,” I wouldn’t have guessed the director could do something as emotional and authentic as “Call Me by Your Name.” This Oscar-nominated movie...

Bachelor Arie Luyendyk Jr. heads to home towns for death threats and taxidermied rats

Welcome to home town week, when things typically get serious on "The Bachelor." We're headed to Virginia Beach, Minneapolis, Santa Clarita, California, and Weiner, Arkansas, which the show accidentally abbreviates as Alaska, whoops!

Sylvester Stallone is not dead — at least that's what he says

The actor and his brother took to social media on Monday to reassure the world of this fact after a hoax began circulating on Facebook and Twitter that claimed the actor had died at the age of 71 following a battle with prostate cancer.





I'm a sap for maple syrup

During a rainstorm the other day, I noticed a frog hopping across the street.

Rick's List — Sad but funny edition

I don't know how many Rick's Lists I've written. Hundreds, I suppose. They are theoretically humorous. Based on comments I receive, many people don't think so. That's okay. Humor is a subjective beast. I find all these lists funny to...


Upcoming shows and concerts

Keith Urban — Sept. 7 and 8, Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $65-$105

Vance Joy — June 8, Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Feb. 23; $40-$60

Jason Mraz — Aug. 4, Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $39-$59

Devon Allman Project with Duane Betts — April 17 at Katharine Hepburn Center; tickets on sale now; $45-$48

Thirty Seconds to Mars — June 9 at Xfinity Theatre, Hartford; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $34.50-$104.50