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Movies

'X-Men' mutant Dark Phoenix doesn't start the fire

I mean, whatever with the "X-Men" movies. It's hard to even rent an opinion on the discrete strengths and weaknesses of a franchise that has devolved to the point of "Dark Phoenix," a lavishly brutal …

Game of Thrones

'Game of Thrones': 7 (possibly futile) hopes for Sunday's season finale

Spoiler alert: This column contains details about the fifth episode of the final season of "Game of Thrones." In case you haven't heard the faint screams emanating from your Twitter feed, the …

Television

'Catch-22' review: A sincere, affecting take on Joseph Heller's WWII comic nightmare

Give the new six-episode Hulu miniseries version of "Catch-22" two episodes of your time, and then make your call. It took me two to get on board with it, after some initial skepticism about the tone …

Books
This week's best-sellers from Publishers Weekly Here are the best-sellers for the most recent week, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by NPD …
This week's best-sellers from Publishers Weekly Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Saturday, May 11, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by NPD …
'Girl Gone Missing,' by Marcie R. Rendon Renee Blackbear is a regular at the bars and pool halls that line the streets of Fargo-Moorhead as well as the farm towns along the Red River. She chain-smokes and downs beers while hustling pool and …
'Lost Without the River,' by Barbara Hoffbeck Scoblic I may never be able to sort out whether I enjoyed this memoir because I also grew up on a South Dakota dairy farm, or because author Barbara Hoffbeck Scoblic has captured something universal here. …
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