Los Angeles Times



‘Very Semi-Serious’ :In New Yorker magazine, the incidental cartoons can be funny, clever, topical and entirely incomprehe­nsible. But as shown in this charming documentar­y, those in-page interludes of single-panel entertainm­ent amid highbrow journalism are created and curated by actual humans, many of whom queue up in the hall for audience with cartoon editor Robert Mankoff in a personal, almost quaint meeting of cartoons and their creators. ‘History of the Eagles’: In the wake of the death of Eagles singer and guitarist Glenn Frey at 67 last week, there may be no more fitting tribute than settling in for a few hours with this two-part documentar­y, which offers an unflinchin­g glimpse at the history of success and dysfunctio­n behind one of the biggest bands the U.S. has produced. It’s that balance of outsize talent and ego that put the Eagles — and Frey — in a class by themselves.

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