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Text size Redbox’s 36,000 DVD-rental kiosks are now owned by Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment. Dreamtime One of this year’s most surprising tech deals was the acquisition of the movie-rental kiosk chain Redbox by Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment . Don’t let the name fool you: Chicken Soup for the Soul is a … Read more

Marilyn Monroe fascination comes to Netflix with ‘Blonde’

Marilyn Monroe has been dead for 60 years, but there is still a kind of madness around her that remains. Just look at the frenzied discourse around “Blonde,” an adaptation of Joyce Carol Oates’ fictional portrait of the Hollywood star that has yet to be seen by the general public. There was intrigue around its … Read more

Annette O’Toole savors ‘Virgin River’ role as real, freeing

LOS ANGELES — Annette O’Toole is reveling in her “Virgin River” role as the unpredictable mayor of a small town whose woodsy, peaceful setting belies its residents’ roller-coaster lives. Her character is older but not always wiser, including in love. That goes against Hollywood’s tendency to view midlife-plus as past the sell-by date for nuanced … Read more

Ari Lennox’s ‘age/sex/location’ revels in infatuation

NEW YORK — Writer’s block confined Ari Lennox during the creation of her latest album, “age/sex/location,” but her label head and friend, rap superstar J. Cole, suggested she begin journaling to unlock her creativity. “He was like, ‘I just want you to write and just don’t stop for a certain amount of time.’ And so, … Read more

Book shows personal side of ‘Mockingbird’ author Harper Lee

HOMEWOOD, Ala. — To the world, Harper Lee was aloof to the point of being unknowable, an obsessively private person who spent most of her life avoiding the public gaze writing despite one of the best-selling books ever, “To Kill a Mockingbird.” To Wayne Flynt, the Alabama-born author was his friend, Nelle. Flynt, a longtime … Read more

AMC Stock Is Out of Whack With APE Shares. Jim Chanos Is Taking Advantage.

Text size AMC’s market capitalization is higher than it was before the pandemic slammed the theater industry. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Legendary stock bear Jim Chanos has an arbitrage idea for investors as well as the following meme traders AMC Entertainment . One side of the trade—a short position in the movie-theater company that Chanos discussed … Read more

Model who criticized Myanmar’s military fears repatriation

BANGKOK — A model from Myanmar who denounced her country’s military rulers last year from the stage of a beauty pageant in Thailand said Friday she fears she may be forced back home. Thaw Nandar Aung, also known as Han Lay, told The Associated Press by phone that she was stuck at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport … Read more

Renowned author Joan Didion honored by hundreds at memorial

NEW YORK — Joan Didion’s precision with words extended even to ones she would never live to hear, such as those used during a small, private service this spring at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. “She left very clear directions about what she wanted to happen at that service,” the Very Rev. Patrick … Read more

‘Captain America’ fixes hurricane hit roofs in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS — Actor Anthony Mackie was not carrying his Captain America shield when he returned to his hometown of New Orleans to help repair hurricane-damaged roofs but for people in his old neighborhood knowing their tarp-covered roofs were getting repaired was a blockbuster hit. Mackie is working with GAF, one of the country’s leading … Read more

Met Opera to open season with dark, murderous ‘Medea’

NEW YORK — The first time Sondra Radvanovsky opened the Metropolitan Opera season, she played a mother who contemplates murdering her two young sons as revenge against her faithless lover. Five year later she’s back in a role that’s strikingly similar — with one crucial difference. “You know, the last opening night I didn’t quite … Read more