"Carol" is an overwhelmingly beautiful film. It looks like a dream, it sounds like whispered want, and it feels like falling in love in all its stomach turning terror and ecstasy. Even its title rolls elegantly off the tongue
"Star Wars Battlefront" (for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, $59.95)
After Electronic Arts made a deal with Disney to produce more grown-up "Star Wars" games, some felt a new hope for their future.
Adele, "25" (Columbia Records)
Every track on her highly anticipated "25" sounds grand, from the piano tune "Remedy" to "Water Under the Bridge," which is layered and full of echoes and sounds as if it was created just to be performed live.
St. Louis has officially canceled its contract for major music festivals that never got off the ground.
"The Bridges of Madison County," with a superb score by Jason Robert Brown, starts an eight-month U.S. tour on Saturday that features both a story about a lost soul mate and a chance at musical redemption.
Mark Twain's 180th birthday is being celebrated this weekend in his boyhood hometown.
At the beginning of the new "Call of Duty" game, a robot tears your hands off. That should be enough trauma to send any warrior home for good.
Squeeze, "Cradle to the Grave" (Love Records/Virgin EMI)
Squeeze, a band closely associated with the New Wave of the 1980s, is making new waves after a long layoff. Anybody tempted should check it out.
"Hotels of North America" (Little, Brown and Co.), by Rick Moody
It's tough to categorize Rick Moody's latest literary gem as a novel. In fact, it may be best not to categorize it at all.
Author Gillian Flynn will flip the switch that lights up Kansas City's Country Club Plaza on Thanksgiving night.
Chris Isaak, "First Comes the Night" (Vanguard)
Chris Isaak's latest album, "First Comes the Night," delivers a full flight of songs directly in his Roy Orbison-esque wheelhouse, featuring Isaak's smooth voice, twangy guitar work and surf-rock-tinged melancholy.
"Year of Yes: How to Dance it Out, Stand in the Sun and Be Your Own Person" (Simon & Schuster), by Shonda Rhimes
When you think about Thursday-night television, the term "Shondaland" probably comes to mind. ABC's "Grey's Anatomy," ''Scandal" and "How to Get Away With Murder" dominate the small screen, and Shonda Rhimes is the brain, heart and life of these successful shows.
It’s that most wonderful time of the TV year when we are visited again by the welcome ghosts of classic holiday programs past — hello again, Frosty the Snowman and even mean old Grinch!
Sylvester Stallone knows most of Rocky Balboa’s famous fights would have been stopped by a real-life referee long before the battered and bloodied fictional heavyweight champion rallies his will to win.
Fifteen-year-old Hannah Hughes said she wanted to publish a book by age 26. She’s beaten that deadline by quite a few years.