‘Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck’: A clearer take on whatever, nevermind

Like Jim Morrison before him, Kurt Cobain exists in a dorm-room-poster afterlife, sanctified by fans, many of whom were born after his suicide in April 1994 and who flock to his recordings with the certainty that the music of Nirvana speaks directly to them.

Mighty 'Avengers' not big enough to beat themselves at box office

'Avengers' sequel is the second biggest US opener of all time, misses record set by first film

Is CNN as bad as everyone thinks it is?

Is CNN as bad as everyone seems to think it is? Often, yes. The network’s live coverage of Monday’s destructive acts in Baltimore, and its seeming appetite for more trouble on Tuesday, in many ways demonstrated the strengths and shortcomings that are involved when a cable news channel...

The resurrection of Arnold: Schwarzenegger’s third act

Arnold Schwarzenegger followed the familiar script of a politician departing office in some ways, writing a memoir and doing speaking engagements.

Ryan Phillippe says ABC ‘Secrets and Lies’ role took a toll

Ryan Phillippe admits taking his work on ABC’s “Secrets and Lies” home with him during filming.






Messenger to Mercury

By the time this column runs, NASA’s Messenger spacecraft should have run out of fuel and slammed into the planet Mercury’s surface at around 9,000 miles per hour.

Night flights bring in spring’s first songbirds

For us who have known the frigid mornings, the deep February snow and the short dark days in long shadows, the melody of the first songbird of spring is a joyful moment not soon forgotten.