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This image released by DreamWorks Animation shows characters Po, voiced by Jack Black, left, and his long-lost panda father Li, voiced by Bryan Cranston, in a scene from "Kung Fu Panda 3." (DreamWorks Animation via AP)

‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ tops Super Bowl weekend at box office

Sunday, February 7, 2016

The Coen brothers’ Hail, Caesar! and the Jane Austen-monster mashup Pride and Prejudice and Zombies followed distantly behind Kung Fu Panda 3, which remained on top of the box office over Super Bowl weekend. DreamWorks Animation’s Kung Fu Panda sequel earned an estimated $21 million in its second weekend of release, according to studio estimates Sunday. Joel and Ethan Coen’s …

A look at Teddy Roosevelt and the birth of the primary process

Sunday, February 7, 2016

If Donald Trump wins the Republican nomination for president, over the strenuous efforts of party regulars to derail him, he ought to send a note …

Looking for Valentine’s Day options? Concord has plenty to offer

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Dating experts always advise couples to branch out on dates and shy away from the same-old, same-old of dinner, drinks or seeing a movie at …

In Oscars crisis, Chris Rock and a microphone loom large

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

When Chris Rock first hosted the Oscars in 2005, the four black actors nominated that year – Morgan Freeman, Don Cheadle, Sophie Okonedo and Jamie Foxx (twice!) – didn’t escape his notice. “It’s like the Def Oscar Jam!” …

Two Sundance films explore a journalist’s on-air suicide

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

When two movies are released at about the same time on the same subject, the topic is often something silly and big and spectacle-filled, like Armageddon and Deep Impact or White House Down and Olympus Has Fallen. But …

Obamas’ love blooms in ‘Southside With You’

Sunday, January 24, 2016

It’s the sweet, romantic story of a first date – albeit the fictionalized first date of the couple who currently occupy the White House. Southside With You, the feature film based on Barack Obama and Michelle Robinson’s first …

Actress Kerry Washington heading to Harvard for pudding pot

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Actress Kerry Washington is going to Harvard to collect her pudding pot. Washington had been named Harvard University’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals Woman of the Year and will be feted with a roast and parade through Harvard Square in …

Egypt says King Tut mask was scratched, sends 8 to trial

Sunday, January 24, 2016

King Tut hasn’t been around for a few thousand years, but his power remains: after a botched repair job of the famed pharaoh’s beard left scratches on his burial mask, Egyptian prosecutors have ordered eight museum workers to …

Take ‘Too Much of a Good Thing’ with a grain of salt

Sunday, January 24, 2016

It may be hard to believe, but overeating was once considered a good thing. For early humans, anyway, it was beneficial for stocking up when the next opportunity to get food might be days away. But today, that …

David Lynch shines through in all his weirdness in new bio

Sunday, January 24, 2016

In The Man From Another Place, David Lynch, the buttoned-up Eagle Scout who created such classics as Eraserhead and Blue Velvet, shines forth in all his weirdness. Film historian Dennis Lim tells us why that weirdness matters. Lim’s …

‘Grant Park’ a combination of historical and contemporary fiction

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Malcolm Toussaint is a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist who, at 60, has lost meaning in his life. His wife is dead. A reader has called him the n-word. Another teenager has been shot to death by police. It’s Election …

Artificial lights can keep houseplants growing in winter

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Short days put sunlight at a premium. Even houseplants feel it. Mostly, they just sit and wait for better growing conditions. But for indoor gardeners who want plants to keep growing and even flowering this time of year, …

‘Welcome to Braggsville’ author wins Gaines literary award

Sunday, January 24, 2016

The winner of the 2015 Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence was formally introduced to the public this week. New Orleans native T. Geronimo Johnson received the recognition Thursday at a ceremony at the Manship Theatre in Baton Rouge, La. He’s receiving the award for his latest …