Amy Winehouse documentary wins raves but angers family


In “Amy,” performers as diverse as Yasiin Bey and Tony Bennett sing the praises of the late Amy Winehouse, and the documentary helps reclaim the talented, troubled singer as a musician, rather than a mess.

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‘Urinetown’ creators develop zombie musical at the O’Neill

Greg Kotis and Mark Hollman’s stage collaborations certainly haven’t trafficked in mundane ideas or stock music-theater material.


Deadheads get a new way to add Garcia to their social media

Deadheads looking to add a little more Jerry Garcia to their lives can now incorporate the late Grateful Dead guitarist into their social media with the video storytelling platform Magisto.


Reelz comes to the rescue of homeless Miss USA pageant

The Miss USA pageant, left without a TV home following blowback against co-owner Donald Trump over his comments on Mexican immigrants, has been rescued by the Reelz channel.


Aasif Mandvi bridges East-West gap on ‘Daily’ basis and now HBO

As the senior Muslim correspondent on Jon Stewart’s “Daily Show,” actor Aasif Mandvi parodied some of the media’s most absurd notions about Islam, the Middle East and essentially any brown culture that qualified as...

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Enthralled by the wood thrush

There is a place where cool streams flow and the sweet scent of ferns is strong. It is in precisely such tranquil places that the unobtrusive wood thrush retreats from human commotion.

‘It looks suspicious’: Breast cancer at 31

My breast cancer story began like that of so many other women — I noticed a lump.

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DEAR ABBY

Husband’s long hours make married life lonely for wife

DEAR ABBY: I’m 19 and I got married six months ago to the love of my life! We have a great relationship despite how young we are. There’s one problem though: my husband’s job.

Girlfriend expects fireworks when her parents meet his

DEAR ABBY: I have been with “Tom” for two years, and I suspect that he will be proposing soon. He is 27 and I’m 24. Here’s the problem: He wants our parents to meet before he asks.

Readers defend parents who disapprove of cohabitation

DEAR READERS: On May 5, I printed a letter from a parent, “Against the tide in New Jersey.” He said his “independent, intelligent, loving” daughters (both in their late 20s) have dated their boyfriends for five years and...

Your stars - July 2

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Don’t feel like you have to make a snap decision.

Boyfriend’s teen escapade should be regarded as past

DEAR ABBY: I have been with my boyfriend for a little over two years. He recently mentioned that when he was younger (19), he had a threesome (two guys, one girl).

Woman’s belief of parentage needs facts to back her claim

DEAR ABBY: I recently received a Facebook message from a 47-year-old mother of four who believes she is my daughter.

Greet fussy daughter-in-law with open arms and minds

DEAR ABBY: My son is being deployed for 10 months. His wife and baby are coming to live with me, and I am thrilled.

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Your stars - July 4

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Added responsibilities will draw your ire.