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Bask in the lively insanity that is ‘Mamma Mia 2’

“Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again “ is a wholly ridiculous movie that I thoroughly enjoyed. It’s the kind of movie that feels and sounds like a summer vacation should: Fizzy, lively, low-stakes and soundtracked by ABBA. This is a world where things generally just work out, where folks are ...

Names in the news

Robin Williams speaks for himself in new film NEW YORK (AP) — A new documentary on Robin Williams tells the late comedian’s story mostly using his voice. “Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind” uses a wealth of archival footage to put viewers inside his thought process. Director ...

‘McQueen’ examines career of brilliant, troubled designer

NEW YORK (AP) — The London fashion world didn’t know quite what hit it when Alexander McQueen’s disheveled models staggered down the runway at his 1995 “Highland Rape” show, their Scottish-inspired clothing ripped to expose breasts and nether regions. It was exactly the reaction ...

Make a lobster roll even a New Englander would love

By America’s test Kitchen Via Associated Press We wanted to bring home a true New England-style lobster roll, complete with tender meat coated in a light dressing and tucked into a buttery toasted bun, but first we had to deal with the lobster. To make things easier, we sedated the ...

California BLT showcases dueling dynamics

By KATIE WORKMAN The Associated Press Summer brings the promise of perfect tomatoes, and the prospect of an excellent BLT shines brightly. What is interesting to me about a BLT is the dueling dynamics of how the ingredients join together in this sandwich. One the one hand, the bread, ...

The secret to keeping chicken moist on the grill is the brine

By America’s test Kitchen Via Associated Press Barbecuing is the perfect method for cooking fatty cuts of pork or beef, but relatively lean chicken is another story. For barbecued pulled chicken with a smoky flavor and moist, tender meat, we’d have to come up with some tricks. Brining ...

Irked by husband’s political rants

Dear Annie: In more than 35 years of marriage, my husband and I have had conversations on a wide variety of topics. However, almost every day for the past two years, he has ranted about political issues after watching a news program or reading an article on a website. During these rants, he ...

Legitimate causes for loss of fingerprints

Dear Dr. Roach: Are there any medical conditions that can lead to loss of fingerprints? — Anon. Answer: There are several skin conditions that can lead to loss of fingerprints, with nonspecific dermatitis leading the list, according to a recent study. Other causes identified were primary ...

Heloise reprints popular recipe for fast shrimp spread

Dear Heloise: I went to an open house and tasted a delicious SHRIMP SPREAD that the hostess said came from your column. Would you reprint that for us? — Wendy H., Lake Oswego, Ore. Wendy, I’d be happy to! You will need: 8 ounces cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup mayonnaise 4 ounces ...

Horoscope

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Whatever world you’d like to join, you can do so in some small way from wherever you are. The internet and the library will be your ticket to connections that only a few decades ago would have been nearly impossible to reach. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Loneliness ...