The most delightful heroine since Elizabeth Bennet

Standing at the shoreline on a calm, moonless night, you can hear a low-pitched roar. Some say it’s just the waves; others claim it’s a winged monster swimming through the watery depths. But it’s actually the sound of thousands of fans cheering for “The Essex Serpent,” an irresistible new
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With the planet in peril, arts groups can no longer afford the Koch brothers’ money

Over the weekend, as the political talk shows debated the United States’ withdrawal from the Paris climate accord, I thought of a painting that was on view in Washington last year as part of the National Gallery’s Hubert Robert exhibition. The French artist’s 1796 “Imaginary View of the Gran
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Box office top 20: ‘Wonder Woman’ revised up to $103.3M

NEW YORK — “Wonder Woman” was even mightier than expected. Warner Bros. has revised the film’s weekend haul up to $103.3 million.The studio on Monday said the tickets sold on Sunday turned out to be even higher than it estimated over the weekend. Warner Bros. previously had announced a $100.
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‘Wonder Woman’ is a hit that even Hollywood can’t ignore

NEW YORK — Batman is the superhero with the calling-card beam of light, but Wonder Woman sent a signal over the weekend that even Hollywood couldn’t miss.Patty Jenkins’ ”Wonder Woman” grossed $103.3 million in North America over its debut weekend, a figure that easily surpassed industry ex
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NBA Finals ratings highest since Jordan’s last title in 1998

CLEVELAND — The first two games of the NBA Finals are the most-watched since Michael Jordan’s final championship in 1998.Despite two lopsided outcomes, Golden State’s two home wins over Cleveland averaged 19.6 million viewers, according to numbers released Monday by the Nielsen company.That’
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TV highlights: ‘The Jim Jefferies Show’ debuts on Comedy Central

(All times Eastern). America’s Got Talent (NBC at 8) The auditions continue. Downward Dog (ABC at 8) Nan attempts to date an attractive fellow dog owner. Pretty Little Liars (Freeform at 8) Emily grudgingly teams up with Mona to get ahead of A.D.’s game. Also, Hanna’s mom (Laura
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Does ‘Wonder Woman’ have the best romantic chemistry of any superhero movie?

Spoilers ahead.RICHARD DONNER’s “Superman” spoiled us. When the Man of Steel first soared toward the heavens with Lois Lane on an exhilarating flyover date, the 1978 movie heightened our expectation for most superhero films to follow: Future costumed crimefighters with love interests would sur
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Apple unveils its plans for your next $349

A prototype of Apple's new HomePod is displayed during the 2017 Apple Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) at the San Jose Convention Center on June 5, 2017.(Photo: Justin Sullivan, Getty Images)Tired of watching Amazon Echo and Google Home claim spots on countertops and nightstands across America,
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Why Saudi Arabia is mad at Qatar and why we care

EmbedShare Four Arab countries have cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, stating that the move is due to national security issues. Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and Egypt have all criticized Qatar's support of the Muslim Brotherhood. NewslookA man stands outside the Qatar Airways office in the
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Fired worker kills five and himself in Orlando rampage

EmbedShare Law enforcement authorities said there were "multiple fatalities" following a Monday morning shooting in an industrial area near Orlando. (June 5) APAuthorities confer near the scene of a shooting in an industrial area near Orlando on June 5, 2017. The Orange County Sher
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