Study: Reading 'Harry Potter' Books Leads to Tolerance in Children

By Bobby McGuire | Friday Aug 1, 2014
Forget the whole witchcraft thing. The religious right has a whole new reason to hate the "Harry Potter" series of books.

"Muskrat Love," American History Style :: John Kuntz on His New Theatrical Epic

By Mahalel Kilian Melloy | Friday Aug 1, 2014
"Starf*cker." "After School Special." "The Salt Girl." "Hotel Nepenthe." Boston actor and playwright John Kuntz has authored his share of distinctive, sometimes disturbing, theatrical fare. Now he's penned an epic. He tells EDGE all...

Guardians of the Galaxy

By Mahalel Kilian Melloy | Friday Aug 1, 2014
It may not be a great movie, but it is a damn refreshing one.

Finding Fela!

By Mahalel Kilian Melloy | Friday Aug 1, 2014
Academy Award-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney documents the activist musician, as well as the Broadway musical made about his life, in the rich, two-hour portrait.

Under the Skin

By Mahalel Kilian Melloy | Friday Aug 1, 2014
After exploring the chatterbox life of the mind in "Her," Scarlett Johansson embodies a mostly silent corporeal being in Jonathan Glazer's shocking sci-fi sleeper.

Get On Up

By Mahalel Kilian Melloy | Friday Aug 1, 2014
"Get On Up" chronicles the life of the great R&B singer James Brown with Chadwick Boseman giving a career-changing performance.

Calvary

By Mahalel Kilian Melloy | Friday Aug 1, 2014
Anchored by a remarkable performance from Brendan Gleeson, John Michael McDonagh's "Calvary" is a profound and impeccably written film that explores the importance of faith even within the darkest of times.

Around the Block

By Mahalel Kilian Melloy | Friday Aug 1, 2014
Slightly unexpected beats can't save director Sarah Spillane's debut from being anything more than another trifle in an often-trod-through pool.

Chris Pratt, Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel and Dave Bautista Talk 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

By Robert Nesti | Friday Aug 1, 2014
The ingenious "Guardians of the Galaxy" is likely to be a late summer blockbuster. And it gave three of its star - Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel and Dave Bautista - the chance to do something completely different.

Greek Cops Allegedly Attack Gay Couple for Holding Hands

By Jason St. Amand | Friday Aug 1, 2014
A same-sex couple in Athens claims they were harassed and assaulted by at least 10 Greek police last Friday because they were holding hands.

Dig These Discs :: Morrissey, Women's Hour, Jenny Lewis, Tom Petty, Tove Lo

By Kevin Kline | Friday Aug 1, 2014