This Weekend, a Gallery of Demons at the Movies

In theaters, a criminal sociopath, a paranoid chess champ and a murderous mountain await. At home, two cinematic portraits explore the ups and downs of genius.   Designates a Movies for Grownups Editors’ Choice     Black Mass Johnny Depp re-emerges as one of our best actors with his exquisitely calibrated performance as James “Whitey” Bulger, the small-time Boston hood who became a big deal with the unwitting help of the FBI. As his G-man handler, Joel Edgerton seems too easily corrupted; we wish …

This Week in Boomer History: Little Rock 9 … ‘Flying Nun’ … Princess Diana

Notable events from our shared experience Ordered by Gov. Orval Faubus to defy a federal court, armed troops of the Arkansas National Guard bar nine African American students from attending Central High School in Little Rock on Sept. 4, 1957. Three weeks later troops from the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division help escort the students into school. (Pictured at left, Melba Patillo Beals in 2007 at a ceremony dedicating a visitor center at the Little Rock Central High School National Historic …