Review: ‘Game of Thrones’ ends more with an exhale than a bang

The late Daenerys Targaryen (HBO)

The Iron Throne, “Game of Thrones’ ” ultimate prize that countless characters killed and were killed for over eight seasons of stellar storytelling, melted into a molten puddle during the series finale Sunday, dripping slowly down a set of stairs that once led to the...

The 'American Idol' finale ended in an upset. Katy Perry may have accidentally hinted at why.

Laine Hardy and Alejandro Aranda await the

"Look, I love being on 'American Idol,' " Perry said. "But of course, some would say in the past, 'American Idol' - you know, it's been a bit of a karaoke show. Not anymore. When people like you come on, you bring original music. You bring artistry and you make the stakes even higher."

25th International Film Festival gets underway with Gala Opening Sunday at the Garde

Liam Neeson and Ben Kinglsey in “Shindler’s List,” screening at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Garde Arts Center. (Submitted)

The 25th International Film Festival of Eastern Connecticut is underway and celebrates with the official Gala Opening today at the Garde in New London. The festival's selections reflect a somber real-world situation.

Jessica Alba, Gabrielle Union are ‘L.A.’s Finest’

Jessica Alba, left, and Gabrielle Union arrive at the LA Premiere of

Alba recalls she and Union did a lot of improvising while shooting the first episode where they would rip on each other. They were able to add more as the show shifted from being produced for NBC and then eventually landed on Spectrum.

Disgruntled 'Game of Thrones' fans demand remake of 'abysmal' final season

A scene from

A Change.org petition demanding that the final season be remade "with competent writers" has transformed this week into a fire-breathing dragon of vitriol aimed at showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss ahead of Sunday's series finale.

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The Journal of the American College of Cardiology just published an entire edition, a “Special Focus Issue: Cardiovascular Health Promotion", publishing a plethora of studies that look at lifestyle changes to improve heart health.

Rick's List — Is Abby Ever Wrong? Edition

We in the journalism trade know there are a few inviolate rules concerning readership. They all involve comics, word puzzles, obituaries, police logs, horoscopes and advice columns. Do NOT mess with any of these items, and any other perceived...

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