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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.)

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.

Director Raoul Peck has made a powerful and vitally timely film about James Baldwin — and about today. By juxtaposing Baldwin’s words with images from Ferguson and other contemporary conflicts over race and poverty, he underscores the impact and importance […]

You can check with the real Punxsutawney Phil (full name: Punxsutawney Phil, Seer of Seers, Sage of Sages, Prognosticator of Prognosticators and Weather Prophet Extraordinary) this morning to see whether we will get an early spring.

One of last year’s best films is Queen of Katwe, starring Lupita Nyong’O and David Oyelowo, based on the true story of an uneducated girl from Uganda who became a world chess champion. It is available on DVD/Blu-Ray this week […]

There is nothing better for building happy family memories than singing along with Raffi to classics like “Baby Beluga” and “Down by the Bay.” This collection of Raffi favorites, released February 10, 2017, with the best from 40 years of […]