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What Viola Davis learned from Ma Rainey

Viola Davis stars in

Gertrude "Ma" Rainey is the unapologetically brash real-life Southern blues singer at the center of a tempestuous 1927 Chicago recording session in the August Wilson adaptation "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom."

Review: Kevin Hart's tepid new Netflix special will satisfy no one

Kevin Hart, shown in January in California, has a new Netflix comedy special,

Is it funny? Sort of, but what he discloses about his life in the special is often more memorable than the jokes themselves.

This popular TV judge is now trying cases from her Fla. home

You can't lock down justice, so Marilyn Milian is making do during coronavirus times. The local judge has moved the bench of the storied "The People's Court" to the living room of her South Florida home.  Back in May, the show went the virtual route because of quarantine. New court...

Disney+ subscribers hit nearly 74 million as COVID-19 brings big losses

One year ago, Bob Iger and Walt Disney Co. launched their flagship streaming service Disney+ with the intent of building a modern entertainment company that could dominate the fast-changing industry well into the future. Then the rest of Mickey's universe went dark. For much of the...




Hiking the Arboretum: Nature preserve, living classroom

It now includes an extensive native plant collection, assorted ornamental trees and shrubs from around the world, and a 3,000-square-foot greenhouse that features an array of tropical plants, cacti and orchids.

Rick's List — Thanksgiving Feast Recap Edition

In most ways, being married to a vegetarian for 27 years has been a good thing. My wife Eileen never proselytizes about the sorcery of peas or sneers at my own diet — although she did express mild disagreement a few years ago on our...