Hulu striking a balance with product integration

Product integration, in which products are blended into scenes, is becoming more prevalent in an era of commercial-free streaming and ad-skipping DVRs.

Baby No. 3

Katherine Heigl has announced she is pregnant with a baby boy due in January

Unreleased films to showcase Anton Yelchin’s talent, passion

The 27-year-old actor reprises his role as Pavel Chekov in the third installment of the rebooted “Star Trek” film franchise due to be released in July, but at least five of the projects showcase his talents beyond a big-budget summer action film.

Tobias Menzies: 1 actor shines with 2 ‘Outlander’ characters

“Outlander,” Starz network’s genre- and time-spanning serial, boasts two of television’s most fascinating characters. They’re both played by Tobias Menzies.

On ‘Game of Thrones,’ will women rule any differently than men?

For years, “Game of Thrones” has been leaning into the idea that if women got power in Westeros and Essos, the world might be run a little differently.






Summer traffic at the window feeder

I recently had the opportunity to observe my window feeder for an entire morning.

Rick’s List: Clickbait Edition

Lunatic scribe ponders the seduction and implications of clickbait.



Upcoming concerts and shows

Chicago, Earth Wind & Fire — Oct. 23 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Monday; $50, $80

Prophets of Rage — Aug. 28 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale now; $18-$69

Gary Gulman — Sept. 30 at Foxwoods' Fox Theater; tickets on sale now; $26

Plywood Cowboy — Aug. 20 at Katharine Hepburn Center; tickets on sale now; $20-$25

Fitz & The Tantrums — Nov. 11 at Dome at Oakdale, Wallingford; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. June 24; $25

Melanie Martinez — July 21 at Lupo's, Providence; tickets on sale now; $29.50-$35