| May 22, 2014
| 1:34 PM
Parenting a teenager can be an uphill battle. In addition to the problems you may have faced in your youth, a new host of issues are presented by texting, sexting, social media and cyberbullying, point out experts.
“Say the right thing and you&...
| May 22, 2014
| 9:01 AM
Mortgage rates fell for the fourth week in a row, with Freddie Mac pegging the average for a 30-year fixed home loan at 4.14%, down from 4.2% last week.
Not since the end of October have rates been so low, according to the survey -- an enticement for ...
| May 21, 2014
| 9:13 AM
It's common Savvy Shopper knowledge that buying off season can yield the best savings.
That proves to be true at the website buycostumes.com, which is offering 80 percent off a large variety of its costumes selections.
Costumes regularly priced in...
| May 20, 2014
| 9:20 AM
Ever wonder what the circus was like 70 years ago? Ask the performers of the Happenstance Theater. The visual, poetic theater company will be putting on its own version of what goes down under the big top with "Impossible! A Happenstance Circus,"...
| May 17, 2014
Cindy Starr is planning a comeback. You've never heard of Cindy Starr? Well, that's definitely your loss. A famed dancer, singer and actress of indeterminate yesteryear, Starr plots her return to the big time in an explosion of pink sparkles, tappin'...
| May 16, 2014
| 7:13 PM
After 21 years, "Dark Blood" will finally see the light of day. River Phoenix's final film, which suspended production in 1993 when the actor died of an overdose but was improbably salvaged by its director years later, has been acquired for U.S....
| May 16, 2014
| 9:52 AM
For two years, Mark Hamill kept a secret he learned in Orlando.
"Star Wars" mastermind George Lucas had invited Hamill and Carrie Fisher to lunch and asked them to reprise their roles of Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia in a planned "Star Wars Episode...
| May 15, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Nicolas Cage is materializing in Voltage Films' supernatural thriller "Pay the Ghost" with Uli Edel ("The Baader Meinhof Complex") directing.
Producers are Voltage's Nicolas Chartier and Craig Flores along with Ian Levy of Midnight Kitchen Prods. Mike...
| May 12, 2014
| 10:00 PM
For Michael Novak, the performing arts have come full circle. As a kid growing up in Rolling Meadows, Ill., he was bitten by the stage bug when he attended his first theatrical performance: "The Phantom of the Opera" at The Auditorium Theatre in Chicago....
| May 9, 2014
| 8:30 PM
The series pickups and cancellations mostly behind them, the networks are putting the finishing touches on their fall schedules this weekend in New York.
It's harder than ever to predict lineups -- the schedule strategies for shorter-episode series are...
| May 8, 2014
| 5:30 AM
Thursday brings the third-season return, on IFC, of Scott Aukerman's "Comedy Bang! Bang!" An often surreal and free-associating sketch show in the guise of a talk show, it is also a talk show within a sketch show — the one shading into the other...