Will Batman die? Will Robin show up? Is Anne Hathaway as good as Chris Nolan thinks? How about Marion Cotillard? Will the whole thing blow our minds? If the critics have anything to say about it, YES! Find out for yourself on Friday.
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, Push And Shove.
Chris Bohjalian's ("Midwives, "The Double Bind") latest, and 15th, novel, "The Sandcastle Girls," traverses between Syria and New York and is his most personal subject to-date -- his Armenian roots, by way of the Armenian genocide. "The Sandcastle Girls" 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 here for ticket information.
Frank Ocean's latest album, Channel Orange, comes out Tuesday, on the heels of his other coming out -- the declaration that his first love was a man. Around that time, Target announced it would not be selling the album (a business decision, they say), while others just started taking notice of the rising young R&B singer. Listen to "Sweet Life" off the warmly received Channel Orange to the left.
Culture Forecast: July 15 - July 21