• Review: ‘They Shall Not Grow Old’ is an immersive marvel

    Director Peter Jackson is upfront about what audiences should not expect from his unconventional World War I documentary, “They Shall Not Grow Old.” This is a film made by a non-historian for an audience of non-historians, he says. There are no dates, names or locations. Neither are there any talking heads or historians or politics. It’s just images and the voices of those who were there, telling their own stories.

  • Colorism reveals many shades of prejudice in Hollywood

    The breakthrough representation of minorities in Hollywood blockbusters has ignited a frequently overlooked discussion about whether prejudice isn’t just about the color of a person’s skin, but the shade.

  • Kirsten Gillibrand takes major step toward White House run

    NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand entered the growing field of 2020 Democratic presidential contenders Tuesday, telling television host Stephen Colbert that she’s launching an exploratory committee.

  • Broadway legend Carol Channing has died at age 97

    NEW YORK (AP) — Tributes from Broadway stars like Kristin Chenoweth and Bette Midler poured in to honor the life and career of Carol Channing, the three-time Tony Award-winning musical comedy star who delighted American audiences over 5,000 performances as the scheming Dolly Levi in “Hello, Dolly!” on Broadway and beyond. She died Tuesday at 97.

  • Netflix renews ‘Grace and Frankie’ ahead of season 5 debut

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — As the fifth-season adventures of “Grace and Frankie ” begin, viewers can rest assured there’s more to come.

  • James Lee Burke’s new novel is engaging, emotional mystery

    “The New Iberia Blues: a Dave Robicheaux Novel” (Simon and Schuster), by James Lee Burke

  • Review: The underwhelming rollercoaster of ‘Glass’

    Samuel L. Jackson’s Elijah Price, or Mr. Glass, as he prefers to be called, was by far the most compelling part of M. Night Shyamalan’s slow-burn comic book send-up “Unbreakable.” A brilliant, tortured manipulator and superhero enthusiast suffering from osteogenesis imperfecta (i.e. brittle bone disease), Glass is that kind of charismatic supervillain that you can’t get enough of.

  • Why US classrooms are starting to resemble arcades

    WALLINGFORD, Conn. (AP) — It’s 1 o’clock on a Wednesday afternoon in Wallingford, Connecticut, and about 20 children are watching a screen at the front of the room as they take turns navigating challenges and collecting virtual currency to unlock powers, outfits and pets for their characters.

  • Loretta Lynn plans 87th birthday all-star tribute concert

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country music queen Loretta Lynn has big plans for her 87th birthday this April in the form of an all-star tribute concert featuring Jack White, Garth Brooks, George Strait and many more.

  • Review: Real and emotional prisons flow through ‘No Mercy’

    “No Mercy” (Minotaur), by Joanna Schaffhausen