July 5, 2013 The veteran actor recently made his directorial debut with a film about four aging opera singers who stage a concert at their retirement home. Starring Maggie Smith and Tom Courtenay, the film explores friendship, memory and the time that remains.
July 5, 2013 Romance author Eloisa James picks five sweet summer reads that turn trauma into romantic triumph. Whether you've been jilted at the altar, humiliated in the school paper or just plain rejected, James says you'll find these books "as healing as ice cream."
July 5, 2013 Also: Harry Potter's Diagon Alley is now walkable, sort of, in Google Streetview; Jane Smiley on Alice Munro's retirement; a "review" of America.
July 5, 2013 At this point, the black POTUS is kind of a Hollywood staple. So let's expand the universe of possibility, shall we?
July 4, 2013 A far cry from the usual amped-up extreme-sports film, Lucy Walker's The Crash Reel follows snowboarder Kevin Pearce from devastating wipeout through debilitating brain injury and protracted recovery — fitting his struggle into a larger consideration of sports-related injury. (Recommended)
July 4, 2013 It's not just homesteaders, hipsters and foodies getting into the hands-on pursuit. The butter-churning craze is part of a larger, do-it-yourself food movement that includes everything from canning, to making homemade bitters, a food writer says.
July 4, 2013 Some of the greatest summer food experiences take you outside — from shucking corn and barbecuing to spitting watermelon seeds. Chef Bill Smith says his favorite summer memories took place at picnic tables over messy bowls of his grandmother's crab stew.