The Dark Knight Rises
Will Batman die? Will Robin show up? Is Anne Hathaway <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/12/catwoman-movie-christopher-nolan-dark-knight-rises_n_1668081.html" target="_hplink">as good as Chris Nolan thinks</a>? How about <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/16/marion-cotillard-dark-knight-rises-delayed_n_1675154.html?utm_hp_ref=entertainment" target="_hplink">Marion Cotillard</a>? Will the whole thing blow our minds? If the critics have anything to say about it, <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/16/the-dark-knight-rises-reviews_n_1675745.html?utm_hp_ref=entertainment" target="_hplink">YES</a>! Find out for yourself on Friday.
The Return Of No Doubt
That's right, 90s kids. No Doubt is back today with a new track, "Settle Down," which will be followed up tomorrow with a corresponding a music video. The band hasn't released an album together in a decade, and will return in the fall with a new LP, <em>Push And Shove</em>.
The Sandcastle Girls
Chris Bohjalian's ("Midwives, "The Double Bind") latest, and 15th, novel, "T<a href="http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/books/2018659981_br15sandcastle.html" target="_hplink">he Sandcastle Girls</a>," traverses between Syria and New York and is his most personal subject to-date -- his Armenian roots, by way of the Armenian genocide. "<a href="http://www.amazon.com/The-Sandcastle-Girls-A-Novel/dp/0385534795" target="_hplink">The Sandcastle Girls</a>" is out July 17 on Doubleday.
Chinese puppeteer Yeung Faï will bring his unique brand of storytelling to the Lincoln Center Festival Wednesday with "Hand Stories." The hour-long show mixes hand puppets and multimedia effects to tell Faï's family history, from Hong Kong to Brazil to Europe. Go <a href="http://lincolncenterfestival.org/index.php/2012-hand-stories" target="_hplink">here</a> for ticket information.
Frank Ocean's latest album, <i>Channel Orange</i>, comes out Tuesday, on the heels of his other coming out -- the declaration that his <a href="http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m6me6uSdO81qdrz3yo1_1280.png" target="_hplink">first love was a man</a>. Around that time, Target announced it would not be selling the album (<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/12/frank-ocean-target-wont-sell-channel-orange_n_1667746.html?utm_hp_ref=entertainment" target="_hplink">a business decision, they say</a>), while others just started taking notice of the rising young R&B singer. Listen to "Sweet Life" off the warmly received <i>Channel Orange</i> to the left.