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Sitcom wives are a tired trope, but Annie Murphy of 'Schitt's Creek' is flipping the script

This image released by AMC shows Annie Murphy in a scene from the comedy series

Imagine a sitcom. It's easy. There's the laugh track and the high-key lighting. The husband, dense and loud, drinking a beer on the couch while simultaneously sucking all the air out of the room. His wife stands behind or beside him, at the ready for whatever her husband needs. Conjuring these...

Drive out to the drive-in at Foxwoods

Clockwise from bottom left, Arik Verab of New Haven, his wife, Natasha, and his children Arianna, 2, Giana, 9, and Arik Jr., 7, wait for the movie to start July 30, 2020, at the Foxwoods Drive-In, located in a parking lot off Route 2. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Last summer, with the pandemic preventing indoor gatherings, Foxwoods started a new outdoor offering: drive-in movies. It was such a hit that it's back this year. It's held in a parking lot off Route 2, north of the casino. This weekend, the big screen is featuring "Mrs. Doubtfire"...

Tipping Point: Our picks and pans ("The Kominsky Method," "Cruella," Oscar Lang)

TV TIP The Kominsky Method Netflix We kept watching even though there was too much bathroom humor and too many stereotypical characters. This is a buddy comedy and there was special chemistry between Sandy Kominsky (Michael Douglas) and Norman (Alan Arkin).

Netflix's 'High on the Hog' showcases Black people's vital contributions to American food

Stephen Satterfield and Jessica B. Harris at Dantokpa Market in Cotonou, Benin, from the first episode of

"Never been more excited for a food show in my life," I tweeted when I first saw news of "High on the Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed America," a Netflix docuseries. And based on the response, those within my realm of the Internet seem to feel the same way. The show is "a story of...

Preview the summer's most anticipated sequels, thrillers, dramas and action movies

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Summer movies are back, and that means so are superheroes, hit men and cars that are both fast and furious. Many of the would-be blockbusters coming in the next few months were delayed from 2020, so don't expect this year's summer movies to address recent events. But there are plenty of...

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For veteran bicyclist Kevin Burke, safety is a two-way street

As a member of Bike Stonington, a community organization that promotes bike access, bike safety and bike awareness, Kevin has made it his mission to keep fellow riders safe.

Back aboard with the Tuesday Night Paddlers

Within a minute, 20 paddlers formed a flotilla that cruised past Andrews, Dodges, Enders and Ram islands.

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