| May 9, 2014
| 6:30 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 6, 2014
| 11:42 AM
When songwriter Sharon Van Etten's fourth album, "Are We There," gets released on May 27, the West Village resident and her band will already be out on tour, road-testing the new songs alongside numbers from her impressive back-catalog. Raves about "Are...
| 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....
| Apr 17, 2014
| 12:40 PM
The new cookbook "Surprise-Inside Cakes" should come with a big fat warning: "Will cause an uncontrollable urge to run into the kitchen and get baking."
Author Amanda Rettke -- known is the blogosphere as I Am Baker -- has carved out a niche for herself...
| 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...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 3:54 PM
The mystery packages started showing up in August of 2012.
The Full family just had their fourth child and found themselves driving their 6-year-old from Wheaton to Chicago to learn about things they never thought they'd have to, like medulloblastoma...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 12:39 PM
Business news in the southwest suburbs.
Orders caught up in closing
A Tinley Park company that provided uniforms and sports gear for local teams and players for more than 20 years closed earlier this year and left many unsatisfied customers.
| Apr 3, 2014
Letters to the editor from Kildeer, Wadsworth and Lake Barrington.
I laugh at the letters to the editor from people who are so upset that Bruce Rauner is "buying the election." I bet many of them are union members who are afraid of...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 10:10 AM
Kids, in the spring of 2014, "How I Met Your Mother" aired its final episode, and part of its legacy may be its knack for long-running gags.
See, the genius behind the CBS comedy wasn't just the nonlinear storytelling, but the writers' way of weaving...
| 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...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 3:52 PM
The making of masks often serves an activity to engage children in Purim, one of the most festive Jewish holidays and one that this year will be observed March 15 and 16.
But "Artists Interpret Purim," a new exhibition at the Arthur M. Feldman Judaica...