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See “Away We Go”
When perfectly matched pair Burt (The Office’s John Krasinski) and Verona (Saturday Night Live alum Maya Rudolph) find out they’re going to have a baby, they take planes, trains, and automobiles searching for the perfect place to plant roots. Along the way, they visit kooky friends and family (watch for Allison Janney and Maggie Gyllenhaal in hilarious performances). Directed by Sam Mendes (Revolutionary Road), this film is like sorbet on a hot day: refreshing and sweet. (In limited release.)
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Read “Shanghai Girls”
Travel to China―literally speaking, that is. In this haunting novel, Lisa See, author of Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, follows two sisters―tall and bookish Pearl and beautiful and flirty May―as they move from Shanghai to Los Angeles in the 1930s.
In this comedy, My Big Fat Greek Wedding’s Nia Vardalos stars as Georgia, a Greek American out-of-work professor turned resentful tour guide. As she teaches her bus of stereotypical tourists (including Richard Dreyfuss) about the history of the Greek ruins, the group teaches her about letting go, opening up, and finding her kefi (that’s Greek for mojo).
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Visit “Andy Warhol Prints: 1974-1986” at the Cleveland Institute of Art
Starting today through August 16, the CIA will display selected works by pop artist Andy Warhol from the privately owned Cochran Collection. Thirty-six iconic prints are on display from Warhol’s “Myth Series” (featuring the Wicked Witch and Santa Claus) and his “Cowboys and Indians” series (which includes portraits of General Custer and Teddy Roosevelt). Admission is free.
In this new-to-DVD drama set in Detroit, Clint Eastwood stars as recently widowed and emotionally isolated Walt Kowalski. After his prized possession―a 1972 Ford Gran Torino―becomes the object of desire for a local gang, the snarling Korean War veteran finds an unlikely connection with his immigrant neighbors. (Available June 9.)
If you’ve ever lost a bag to the black hole of airline-checked luggage, you’ll appreciate this Website. The site’s host, Luna Baloo, buys unclaimed luggage at auctions, photographs the contents, and posts the pictures―dirty socks and all. You may not spot your lost stuff, but you’ll sure get a chuckle out of other people’s.