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Along with ‘Top Gun,’ will new movies from Disney, Marvel and Jordan Peele bring audiences back to theaters?

Chris Hemsworth plays Thor again in

If it succeeds in drawing moviegoers into theaters, 2022 might well be on its way to a throwback summer season approaching pre-COVID 2019 box office action. Is that a pipe dream? Are people ready? The last couple of years have replaced our need for speed with a plea for caution, however ignored.

Review: 'Top Gun' sequel a welcome trip to the danger zone

Tom Cruise as Capt. Pete

More than 30 years after Tom Cruise smirked his way to the cocky heights of the ’80s as the maverick Navy pilot codenamed Maverick, he effortlessly picks up the character in a new chapter of “Top Gun.”

Marlon Wayans on his latest Netflix horror comedy, Dave Chappelle's attacker, helping his stand-up friends

Marlon Wayans (Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images/TNS)

Marlon Wayans loves a good scare but he wouldn't tolerate anyone attacking him on stage the way Dave Chappelle was earlier this month at a comedy festival. "That was crazy," Wayans said in a brief interview with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "I love how that guy got his butt beat. He...

Summer TV: Returning favorites, untested newcomers and ‘Stranger Things’

“Stranger Things,” starring, from left, Caleb McLaughlin, Gaten Matarazzo and Sadie Sink, is back for Season 4. (Netflix/TNS)

Back when the TV season took place between autumn and spring, the summer months were awash in reruns. Streaming upended all of that for good, and here we are with new shows and new seasons premiering year-round. With that in mind, here’s a look at what’s to come. Note: Many...

Renée Elise Goldsberry has things to say, and not just about ‘Hamilton’

She is known by so many names: The original Angelica Schuyler in Broadway’s cultural phenomenon “Hamilton.” Mimi in the closing cast of “Rent.” Hela in the 2017 HBO drama about how a Virginia woman’s cancerous cells led to dozens of medical advancements...




More power to bicyclists!

Bike Stonington, a local advocacy group that promotes bicycle access, safety and awareness, is organizing a Bike2Work Challenge.

All history is local

"All history is local,” a friend texted me recently. He had been musing about the Revolutionary War and how the British, retreating from the Battle of Lexington and Concord under heavy fire for 15 miles to Boston, “passed...