`Star Trek' beams up profit as CBS asks, who needs commercials?

CBS Corp., owner of the most-watched TV network in the U.S., has come up with a solution to investor concerns about the future of the TV business: make more shows like "Star Trek: Discovery."

The teen drama ‘Everything Sucks’ lives up to its name

What would “Stranger Things” look like if it took place in the ’90s, replaced its sci-fi plot line with a love story and employed a more forgettable cast?

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...





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 concerts and shows

Indigo Girls — May 11 at Garde; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $39-$68

Paula Poundstone — Aug. 10 at Garde; tickets on sale now; $28-$45

Smashing Pumpkins — July 29 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $55-$95

Steve Miller, Peter Frampton — July 14 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale now; $65-$100

John Oates — March 19 at Katharine Hepburn Center; tickets on sale now; $45-$55

Jethro Tull — Sept. 12 at Toyota Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $45-$125

Dua Lipa — June 20 at Toyota Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $32.50, $35