Netflix's 'Sex Education' is a trans-Atlantic love letter

Asa Butterfield, left, and Gillian Anderson star in

Among the bumper crop of original series debuting this month on Netflix is 'Sex Education,' both a time warp and a trans-Atlantic hug

CBS' Mo Rocca to begin podcast series on 'Mobituaries'

CBS' Mo Rocca to begin podcast series with his spin on obituaries

‘Counterpart’s’ Nazanin Boniadi on the complexities of playing Middle Eastern roles

Nazanin Boniadi (Sthanlee B. Mirador/Sipa USA)

Nazanin Boniadi has what may be the juiciest role — make that roles — of her career in “Counterpart."

Mark Walberg tempted back to ‘Island’ 18 years later

Mark L. Walberg (Birdie Thompson/AdMedia/Zuma Press/TNS)

Mark L. Walberg has been working in television most of his adult life but he has never seen anything as bizarre as his latest job.

Movie tip: "Vice"

Movie tip Vice Adam McKay’s gonzo approach to moviemaking succeeded wonderfully in “The Big Short,” his take on the 2007 housing meltdown and financial crash. A similar gleefully unconventional approach, though, doesn’t work in...





Innovators in industry and the arts: the Scholfields

When Everett Scholfield photographed his family’s old woolen mill in Montville, he probably felt sentimental. During his career as a professional photographer, he’d created hundreds of portraits and landscapes, but this site, one of...

Rick's List — Rot in Hell edition

The other day in a convenience store, I overheard a pleasant customer, her voice seething with anger, say to the clerk, "I hope you rot in hell!"  At issue was a debit card that malfunctioned or didn't have enough...


Upcoming concerts and shows

Phish — July 9, 10 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Jan. 25; $78

Bill Maher — May 25 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $50-$70

Karla Bonoff — May 11 at Katharine Hepburn Center; tickets on sale now; $38-$42

Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez — April 19 at Katharine Hepburn Center; tickets on sale now; $33

Bob Weir and Wolf Bros — March 2 at Toyota Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $59.50-$99.50

Momix — Feb. 6 at Jorgensen Center, Storrs; tickets on sale now; $25-$35

Wiz Khalifa — Feb. 27 at Toad's Place, New Haven; tickets on sale now; $50