For Jagger, the sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll of ‘Vinyl’ is a familiar world

Sometime in the mid-’90s, after grunge and before the boy band era, Mick Jagger approached Martin Scorsese with an idea for a movie about the music business.

Starship Enterprise in the shop for repairs

After 50 years of imaginary, inter-galactic service, the starship Enterprise, NCC-1701, lies in pieces on a table at the National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Virginia.

What counts as a ‘hit’ TV show these days?

Defining a “hit” TV show used to be so easy: Just look at the ratings!

The Westmores, a Hollywood makeup artist dynasty

Hollywood has had more than its share of dynasties such as the Barrymores and the Hustons. And then there are the Westmores.

‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’: A mash-up that doesn’t mesh

The latest incarnation of Jane Austen’s Elizabeth Bennet is a most accomplished young woman.

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A starman waiting in the sky

The week after David Bowie’s death on Jan. 10, staff at a local radio station called Studio Brussels said they, along with Belgian astronomers at MIRA Public Observatory in Grimbergen, Belgium, registered a new constellation in his honor.

Rick’s List: Boring Food-as-Entertainment edition

I suppose there are worse habits. But it’s still a bit disconcerting how many different shows we regularly devour on The Food Network.

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The Cult — April 3 at Foxwoods' Fox Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Feb. 5; $40, $50

Shawn Mendes — Aug. 19 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Feb. 6; $35

Dave Matthews Band — June 11 at Xfinity Theatre, Hartford; tickets on sale at noon Feb. 19; $20.50-$85

Salt-N-Pepa, Coolio, more — April 29 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale now; $60-$100

Coldplay — July 30 at Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Mass.; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Feb. 5; $29.50-$179.50

Brantley Gilbert — June 3 at Xfinity Theatre, Hartford; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Feb. 5; $30.75-$55.50

Barenaked Ladies — June 25 at Toyota Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Feb. 5; $37-$77

Kim Richey — April 27 at Katharine Hepburn Center; tickets on sale now; $25