Wally Lamb's 'I Know This Much is True' to get miniseries treatment

Wally Lamb (Photo submitted)

After years of speculation, Wally Lamb's bestselling novel "I Know This Much is True" is enterting the visual medium. HBO's eight-part mini-series adaption, starring Mark Ruffalo, should start production in 2018.

Neil Patrick Harris’s love of magic comes to life in book form

You can’t get on the phone with actor Neil Patrick Harris without first talking about the time he cooked with Ina.

Review: It doesn't take much to keep Van Morrison singing

FILE - In this June 18, 2015 file photo, Van Morrison performs at the 46th annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Gala in New York. Morrison’s 38th studio album, “Versatile,” comes hard on the heels of “Roll With the Punches,” a tribute to the rhythm and blues influences that helped forge the style that made him one of the world’s greatest songwriters.  (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Music Review: At 72, legendary songwriter Van Morrison proves on yet another new studio album that he'd rather be singing than anything else

Reviews of albums by Neil Young, Jaden Smith and more

Neil Young & the Promise of the Real “The Visitor” (Reprise ***) At 72, Neil Young remains a riveting live performer. In the studio, though, he’s been erratic at best in recent years, as he moves from one experiment to another, such as 2014’s...

‘Anything is Possible’ is an audio book you’ll listen to twice

Elizabeth Strout follows her 2016 “My Name is Lucy Barton” with this year’s “Anything is Possible,” again narrated by Kimberly Farr. (Both book and audio from Random House).

Chris Matthews paints loving portrait of RFK in new book

Book Review: Chris Matthews provides fresh view of a familiar American in "Bobby Kennedy: a Raging Spirit"

Review: Melissa Etheridge electrifies and rocks the Garde

Melissa Etheridge performs Friday at the Garde Arts Center in New London. (Tim Martin/The Day)

Rarely do you get to see a performer of Melissa Etheridge’s sheer power in a theater as intimate as the Garde Arts Center.

Fashion PR guru claims Russell Simmons tried to rape her

Public relations pioneer Kelly Cutrone claims Russell Simmons tried to rape her at his apartment over two decades ago, making her the 12th woman to accuse the hip hop mogul of sexual assault.




Rick's List - Christmases with Mom Edition

By the time you read this, I'll be back from a Christmas trip to Denver to visit my sainted Mom and my noble sister, Mic. Frankly, while we hope for the best, it was probably a good idea to schedule the visit sooner rather than later. Mom's...

Breaking news: Snowflake spotted, racing for Conn.

Before we switch to reporters stationed at supermarkets, where customers have stripped the shelves bare, and at public works staging areas, where battalions of snowplow and sand truck drivers are gathering in a scene reminiscent of the D-Day...