‘The Lion King’ review: Visually stunning, technically innovative

This image released by Disney shows characters, from left, Mufasa, voiced by James Earl Jones, and young Simba, voiced by JD McCrary, in a scene from

It may not capture hearts like the 1994 original, but this extraordinary movie is so visually stunning and technically innovative that it could mark another “Avatar”-level event.

From his podcast to movies, it's all personal for Marc Maron

Marc Maron (Photo by Rebecca Cabage/Invision/AP)

From his podcast to his acting roles, it's all personal for Marc Maron

Academy CEO Dawn Hudson on trying to modernize a 92-year-old boys’ club

Dawn Hudson, chief executive of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, embraces Spike Lee at the 2019 Oscar nominees luncheon. (Al Seib/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Her ability to put mind over matter has helped her navigate thus far as the first chief executive of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

TV tip: "Bring the Funny"

TV TIP Bring the Funny 10 p.m. Tuesdays, NBC I usually love artistic-creativity-inspired reality TV shows. I adore “Project Runway,” “So You Think You Can Dance,” “The Voice” and “Songland.” But “Bring the...

'Game of Thrones' earns a record-breaking 32 Emmy nods

Kristofer Hivju, from left, Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke in a scene from

'Game of Thrones' scores record-breaking 32 Emmy Award nominations, toppling drama series record set by 'NYPD Blue' in 1994

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Rapids, lakes and bugs: An Allagash adventure, Part II

Surviving squalls, wind and bugs on an exquisite, 90-mile wilderness river

Rick's List — Naive Edition

The other evening at a dinner party, I made on offhand comment, something about, "Gosh, I don't see anything bad happening anywhere in this fine world of ours ever again." And one of the folks eating foie gras said,...

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Upcoming concerts and shows

Twenty One Pilots — Oct. 17 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $74.75-$94.75

Nick Kroll — Sept. 28 at Foxwoods' Fox Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $40, $48

Anuel AA — Dec. 15 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday; $50.50-$140.50

Johnny A, Kasim Sulton — Oct. 3 at Katharine Hepburn Center; tickets on sale now; $40

Ray LaMontagne — Oct. 11 at Providence Performing Arts Center; tickets on sale now; $39.50-$99.50

Louie Anderson, Rita Rudner — Oct. 12 at Bushnell, Hartford; tickets on sale now; $39.50-$99.50