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Frustrated by the hypocrisy they see in their parents, teachers, and the entire school board, an unlikely trio set out to find a common truth and make their voices heard as they revive a defunct school club and take on […]

The best Super Bowl commercials this year: Most touching: Audi pays tribute to girl power and great dads. Also: Tributes to the diversity of America with Airbnb’s #weaccept and Coke’s “America the Beautiful” Cutest: Justin Bieber explores “unlimited” touchdown dances […]

Great choices for Black History Month from Scholastic: Duke Ellington… and more stories to celebrate great figures in African American history. The DVD includes gently animated and beautifully narrated versions of four books about important figures in black history. Duke […]

In honor of Black History Month, the autobiography of Negro Leagues baseball star Wilmer Fields is free for five days. Wilmer Fields was a superstar in the Negro Leagues, back when baseball was segregated. After Jackie Robinson broke the color […]

“LEGO Batman” will be in theaters this week! Here’s a sneak peek at Batman’s “crib.”

Thanks to Dana Stevens and the Slate Culture Gabfest for recommending the very clever music parodies by Dustin and Genevieve. I love this “Lion King” update for the era of social media. (Check out their very sweet proposal video, too.)

“Atomic Puppet” is back for a new season on Disney XD! An iconic Super-Hero loses everything when he’s transformed into a living puppet and fused onto the hand of his biggest fan, 12-year-old Joey Felt! If they can work out […]

Tommy Flanagan​ plays a convict in the equine rehab program at the heart of “Running Wild.” Sharon Stone stars as Stella, who must fight prejudice, greed, bureaucracy and vanity (including her own) to learn that the best way to help […]

I love “Harry,” the free-wheeling, upbeat, always-entertaining talk show hosted by Harry Connick, Jr. The New Orleans-born actor/singer/musician gives the show a Big Easy vibe, always making his guests and his audience feel as though we’re in his living room. […]

“Downton Abbey’s” Jessica Brown Findlay stars in “The Beautiful Fantastic,” about a would-be children’s book author makes an unlikely friendship with a cantankerous, rich old widower. The cast also includes two of my favorites: Tom Wilkinson and Andrew Scott.