Rachel McAdams quietly ascends to stardom


There’s a story that always comes up when people talk about Rachel McAdams, one that reveals her ambivalence about the machinery of Hollywood. A decade ago, after she’d just starred in three huge hits in a row, “The Notebook,” “Mean Girls” and...

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Taking stock of the season’s visitors

One by one the migrants arrived, as they have for ages, guided by stars, electro-magnetism and plenty of mystery.

Becoming a cancer patient

Part two in a series on life after a breast cancer diagnosis at age 31.

BIG TICKET

Upcoming concerts and shows

Rascal Flatts — Oct. 10 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. July 31; $75, $95

Joe Walsh — Oct. 16 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. July 31; $39.50

The Four Freshmen Snowfall Christmas — Dec. 10 at Katharine Hepburn Center; tickets on sale now; $50

Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters — Oct. 10 at Katharine Hepburn Center; tickets on sale now; $45

Guster — Nov. 5 at Lupo's, Providence; tickets on sale at noon July 31; $26, $36

Dada Life — Aug. 27 at The Dome at Oakdale, Wallingford; tickets on sale at 2 p.m. July 31; $40

DEAR ABBY

Boyfriend reveals that his soul mate died years ago

DEAR ABBY: I have been close to my best friend for three years. A year ago we decided to date.

Family pet-sitter helps herself to homeowner’s possessions

DEAR ABBY: A trusted and beloved family member who takes care of my cats has been stealing things ...

Hidden security cameras are shocking surprise for daughter

DEAR ABBY: I’m a 19-year-old woman in college who still lives with my parents. I found out something several weeks ago that’s bothering me, and I need advice badly.

Woman discovers man’s eyes aren’t wandering by accident

DEAR ABBY: I am a 58-year-old, twice divorced, hard-working, middle-class female. I spend most of my time working and involved with my three adult children.

Wedding may be wrong time for found father to reappear

DEAR ABBY: I am 32 and getting married in a year. My biological father lives in Spain and has never been to the U.S. My mother met him when she was teaching English there.

Grandma’s pictures don’t make the cut in mom’s memory book

DEAR ABBY: Throughout my three grandchildren’s lives, I have picked them up from school, and attended school functions, games and activities in which they have participated. Their parents work, and I was helping out.

Wife fears husband’s health puts her future in jeopardy

DEAR ABBY: I am the 24/7 caregiver for my husband, “Earl.” We were both widowed when we married nine years ago.

HOROSCOPES

Your stars - July 31

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Emotions will flare up if you become overly exuberant.