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Captain America

Previews for the superhero sequel are making a splash at Comic-Con

The Lone Ranger

Was utterly outgunned by Despicable Me 2 at the box office on the Fourth of July weekend ($142.1 million vs. $48.9 million)


Vintage Lecter

Serving human liver for dinner? You may want to pair that with a Silence of the Lambs–themed Chianti or pinot. The Alamo Drafthouse theater chain launched the new wines after the success of last year’s Princess Bride–inspired Bottle of Wits.



Move over, LOL! During a July 8 Twitter binge with fans, Jay Z–not usually a big social-media user–invented this new way of indicating humor online. The rapper also discussed his new album, breakfast food and Miley Cyrus.


In 1938, Walker Evans became the first photographer to have a solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, a show of the sometimes deceptively simple pictures–like Parked Car, Small Town Main Street from 1932–that would make up his groundbreaking book American Photographs. To mark the anniversary, MOMA is showing about 60 of those images from July 19 to Jan. 26, indelible moments, forthright but still enigmatic, of American life in the 1930s.



The price (roughly $6,000) a lock of Mick Jagger’s hair fetched at a London charity auction. An anonymous bidder took home the precious clipping, which was donated by Jagger’s former girlfriend Chrissie Shrimpton.


Safety First

The Transportation Security Administration recently launched an Instagram account to showcase the surprisingly dangerous things people try to bring on planes. Here’s a look at some highlights.

Disguised stun gun

Camo pistol and knife

Credit-card blade

Bayonet, grenade and knives


Enjoy photography under the Tuscan sun this summer at Cortona on the Move. The photo festival in that Italian city from July 18 to Sept. 29 is composed of 13 separate exhibits showcasing images from around the world. Ox and Angela, Plastic Surgeon and Wife. Rio, Brazil, above, comes from Zed Nelson’s show “Love Me.” Working over five years in 18 countries, Nelson documented the global obsession with the Western ideal of youth and beauty.


Jane Lynch

As cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester on Glee, actress Jane Lynch, 53, gets lots of practice bossing people around. Now as the host of Hollywood Game Night, premiering July 11 on NBC, she gets to put that skill to use wrangling celebs and civilians into playing party games (and following the rules). Here, Lynch talks to TIME.


Did you have family game night when you were a kid?

Not like this!

So did you get game-night advice before the show?

I don’t know that anybody advised me, but I’m really aggressive, and I’m kind of a caffeinated person as it is. Those qualities have served me well.

Do you recommend that players show up caffeinated?

Or slightly tipsy. Either way.

You should have a signature cocktail.

That would be a good idea. If we get another season, I will absolutely suggest that.

Are any of the games original?

It’s our version of charades, our version of Name That Tune. We have this wonderful game where you have to identify a cross section of candy bars. It takes you back to your youth.

Who would be your dream celebrity guest if that happens?

I’d love to see Katie Couric. She already said she wants to do it.

You’re also just finishing a run as Miss Hannigan in Annie on Broadway. Do you hope to be back onstage soon?

Oh, yeah. I’m reacquainted now with why I wanted to get into this crazy business. I love being onstage. I love performing. I love the immediate response from the audience. I love theater people. I love theaters. I love putting on my own makeup. I love the whole thing.

Miss Hannigan and Sue Sylvester are sort of cut from similar cloth.

They are. But I would say that Miss Hannigan’s a lot sloppier. Sue Sylvester has the stealthy manner of a warrior.

Would Miss Hannigan be good at Hollywood Game Night?

No. She’d get way too drunk to be of any use to anybody.


Digital Dispute

Judging by box-office returns, Adam Sandler’s 2012 movie That’s My Boy left viewers hurting–but that’s nothing compared with what it did to one of the film’s crew, a carpenter who lost parts of several fingers on set. He’s now suing Sandler’s production company, claiming negligence led to the table-saw accident.


1. More Twitter rants from Alec Baldwin (maybe).

The hotheaded actor quit the social network (again) after slamming a journalist who suggested his wife was tweeting during James Gandolfini’s funeral.

2. Mr. Peanut’s clamming up.

Former SNL cast member Bill Hader will replace Robert Downey Jr. as the voice of the dapper snack.

3. The cultural relevance of Punky Brewster.

The beloved ’80s sitcom will live on as a digital comic book.


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