‘High Noon’ book draws down on Hollywood blacklist

Years of risking his life to protect his fellow citizens come to this climactic movie moment: The lawman, his gun still hot from a showdown with an

The Shins harness ‘Heartworms’ on playful 5th album

James Mercer takes the helm on “Heartworms,” producing The Shins’ fifth A folky guitar and snappy percussion drive “Mildenhall,” a true-to-life glimpse into Mercer’s military

Travelog | Myanmar’s ex-colonial capital captivates with faded glory

On the stairway rising to Moulmein’s great Buddhist shrine, the visiting British writer Rudyard Kipling was inspired to pen one of the most anthologized poems of the English

The Pride of Peru II

(Continued from “The Pride of Peru” on February 17, 2017) The jewel in the Spanish crown, the Viceroyalty of Peru used to be amongst the most prosperous

Food & Beverage | Mayo, wings, butter: ‘Fake milk’ is the latest food fight

Is “fake milk” spoiling the dairy industry’s image? Dairy producers are calling for a crackdown on the almond, soy and rice “milks” they say are masquerading as the

License to be killed

* Movies: The Great Wall * Books: The Inkblots: Hermann Rorschach, His Iconic Test, and the Power of Seeing * Music: The Breaker

Monsters intrude on a culture clash in ‘Great Wall’

Tell the world what you have seen,” a character exclaims in “The Great Wall,” “and what is coming!” The warning is about the mythical mass

A bear. A bat. A butterfly.

Images seen in Rorschach inkblots reveal the viewer’s unconscious mind, including any serious mental disorders. Or do they? Is the Rorschach test a brilliant diagnostic tool, or

Little Big Town return to roots, but stay in neutral

Regular scheduled programming has resumed for Little Big Town. The quartet gets back to their country roots on “The Breaker” after exploring an electronic side with Pharrell

News of the world | The mysterious life and death of a North Korean exile

The heavy-set man got out of a taxi one night last September and headed for the lobby bar of the swank Wynn Macau — a quiet place, where women

The Ampelographic Paradox

On a per capita basis, Portugal is probably the most ampelographically diverse wine-producing country in the world. Home to numerous indigenous varieties, each going by various synonyms in

Food & Beverage | Meatballs are a hearty dish for a late-winter dinner

After the Mona Lisa, Italy’s most beloved and enduring gift to world culture might be the meatball. But talk to any two Italian cooks about which

It’s the Oscars! already | In L.A. land

* Movies: Get Out * Books: All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai * Music:  Little Fictions by Elbow * Wine: The Monastic

Elbow loses a member and become more accessible

Less, it turns out, is more for the British band Elbow. On their seventh studio album, the art-rockers have lost a founding member, but the music they

What if this is a dystopian society we live in?

What if the world we know today is actually a dystopian society? Could the reason we don’t live like the Jetsons be attributed to one person’s mistake

In ‘Get Out,’ the two-faced horrors of racism

Fifty years after Sidney Poitier upended the latent racial prejudices of his white date’s liberal family in “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner,” writer-director Jordan Peele has crafted a similar