Review: Eric Church goes big with a three-hour show at Mohegan Sun

Eric Church, you’re messin’ with fans’ circadian rhythms. Not that folks at the country star’s Thursday concert at Mohegan Sun Arena seemed to mind. What's losing a little sleep later on when you're immersed in an invigorating concert right now? See,...

Review: Bette Midler basks in blissful "Hello, Dolly!" revival

Rarely has an exclamation point in a title been earned as thoroughly as the one in the new Broadway revival of “Hello, Dolly!” starring Bette Midler. The show, which opened at the Sam S. Shubert Theatre last week, offers the special satisfaction of a favorite star...

Jeff Kinney marks 10th anniversary of 'Wimpy Kid' series

Jeff Kinney is looking back at the decade since "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" made him one of the world's most popular writers

How to avoid feeling cheated buying concert tickets online

The majority of entertainment ticketing occurs online, and the potential for buyers to be misled has never been higher.

Author Annie Proulx on her latest novel, ‘Barkskins’

In her latest novel, “Barkskins,” Annie Proulx sees the forest for more than its trees. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “The Shipping News” and “Brokeback Mountain” uses that insight to lament not only the disappearance of the world’s...

Review: Admit it, Brad Paisley is really good at country

When you can namecheck the UFC and Zebco fishing reels in the lead track to your new studio album, "Love And War," you are probably Grammy Award-winning country music machine Brad Paisley and you can do no wrong

Hans Zimmer leaves the composing room to front his 70-plus-piece band

Hans Zimmer’s natural habitat is a dark, windowless room. As one of Hollywood’s most successful film composers — with scores for dozens of movies stretching from “The Dark Knight” to “The Lion King” — the 59-year-old Oscar winner...




'It's better when it's about people'

My current office is at the end of a hall that I share with cardiologists and gynecologists, the idea being to facilitate communication.

A well-seasoned set of concerts await ECSO fans

Today’s quiz: What does a symphony orchestra concert have in common with sex? Answer: As Oscar Wilde reportedly said of sex, “Some take it like the sacrament and some take it like tea.” Some folks yearn for...