Challenging role well worth the risk for Affleck

In Warner Bros.’ “The Accountant,” in theaters now, Ben Affleck stars as Christian Wolff, a small-town accountant on the spectrum who freelances in secret for criminal organizations.



‘Black Mirror’ moves to Netflix with third season

Season 3 of "Black Mirror" marks the series’ move to Netflix, where you can watch all six episodes.

ECSO opens its 70th season

The Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra warmed up the cold, raw evening Saturday by opening its 70th season with a satisfying serving of musical mood food.


The secrets of the vulture

They live off of the dead, hiss at the living, feed vomit to their young and lurk in dark caves.

Rick’s List: Debate Coach Edition

Pundit acknowledges tutoring candidate for appearances on national stage.


Upcoming concerts and shows

Mike Epps & Friends — Dec. 31 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Oct. 21; $45, $65

Meghan Trainor, OneRepublic, more — Dec. 8 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Oct. 21; $48-$78

The Lumineers — March 16 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Oct. 21; $44, $64

Adam Sandler, David Spade, Rob Schneider, Nick Swardson — Dec. 10 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Oct. 21; $79, $99

Bowzer's Rock 'n' Doo-Wop Party — Jan. 15 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Oct. 24; $35, $35

The Weepies — Dec. 7 at Katharine Hepburn Center; tickets on sale now; $43-$46

Fred Armisen — Nov. 3 at College Street Music Hall, New Haven; tickets on sale now; $35


Supportive friend should leave therapy to an expert

DEAR ABBY: I am a college student on the East Coast.

Lost dream of grandparenthood leaves hole in woman’s heart

DEAR ABBY: I have two wonderful children (28 and 30).

Teen sees parents’ marriage collapse from front-row seat

DEAR ABBY: I’m 17 and the youngest in the family.

Family never learns to let up on criticism of career choice

DEAR ABBY: I grew up the third of four children.

Woman’s disappearing act ends four-year relationship

DEAR ABBY: I was “ghosted” by a woman I had been in a long-distance relationship with.

Woman wants photographer boyfriend to focus on her

DEAR ABBY: My boyfriend and I are mature adults who enjoy photography.

Woman’s move to new state doesn’t bring new friends

DEAR ABBY: I moved to a new state two years ago, mostly because I had a friend who lived here part-time.


Your stars - Oct. 24

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Keep a low profile.