Underdogs in summer movies include originality, opportunity


Hollywood’s summer, which kicks off with the fittingly combative “Captain America: Civil War,” will be a season of struggle: for box office, for originality and for opportunity.

Why all that talent is headed out the door at ESPN

If ESPN were one of the teams ESPN covers, it might describe itself as an organization “in transition,” which is a dainty sports cliche that means the immediate future isn’t as promising as the recent past.

Coppola, eternal film student, on his robust life in cinema

Francis Ford Coppola will press his hands and feet into the cement outside the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles on Friday.

Search to begin for Michael Strahan’s successor on ‘Live’

If finding a new partner for Kelly Ripa on her daytime talk show is anything like the process that led to Michael Strahan’s hiring, it won’t be quick.

What’s going on with GoT’s Melisandre?

“Game of Thrones” took a turn for the “Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” Sunday night.

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Tufted titmouse has plenty to sing about

Formerly a southern species, the tufted titmouse now can be found all the way into northern New England.

Rick's List: Fan-Wave Edition

Day staff writer examines the phenomenon of fans waving at cameras.

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