| Jun 4, 2014
| 8:40 PM
"Orange is the New Black" will make a prison out of binge viewers' living rooms beginning June 6 on Netflix, but there's a whole lot more great TV coming this summer. Here are some of the new shows that could lock up your viewing time in the next three...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 9:12 AM
All's right with the world on this late day in February. Liam Neeson, also known as Mr. Capable or Uncle Avuncular, is back headlining another entertainingly preposterous thriller, this one called "Non-Stop," directed by his "Unknown" collaborator,...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 12:05 PM
Opening Friday, the new thriller "Non-Stop" is an entertaining time killer you wouldn't mind seeing on a long flight, as long as that flight weren't bedeviled by the sort of dramatic complications the movies have found irresistible for nearly a century....
| Feb 27, 2014
| 5:25 PM
For years, decades even, Liam Neeson was an action hero hidden in plain sight.
Yes, he was an impressive 6-foot-4, with the rangy physical grace of the former amateur boxing champion still visible, but the Oscar nominee for "Schindler's List" could...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 6:30 AM
LONDON -- The BBC has commissioned two adaptations of Agatha Christie stories, "And Then There Were None" and "Partners in Crime," to be delivered in time for the 125th anniversary of her birth.
Christie (pictured) is the world's best-selling novelist...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 9:51 AM
John Rowland again.
The felonious former governor, The Courant confirmed Tuesday, has hired a high-flying Washington, D.C., law firm to represent him in the ominous federal criminal investigation of Rowland's furtive role in Simsbury Republican Lisa...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 10:29 AM
"Portlandia" (IFC, Thursdays). The sketch-comedy expression of the best-friendship of Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein begins its fourth season this week.
Brownstein, formerly of the band Sleater-Kinney and currently of Wild Flag, has long since...
| Jun 8, 2014
There's no mystery about the best place for book lovers to gather this weekend — it's the Printers Row Lit Fest in the South Loop. But here are other questions about literature that have confounded many:
1/ In September 1849, Edgar Allan Poe...
| Jun 13, 2014
American readers got their first taste of Dutch novelist Herman Koch's disturbingly creative mind when "The Dinner" was published here last year. Its unnervingly amoral characters whet our appetite for more of Koch's sick, twisted — and more...
| May 8, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Vanessa Bell Calloway delivers "Letters from Zola" at Pasadena Playhouse. And South Coast Rep revisits its inaugural production, Moliere's "Tartuffe," to close out its 50th anniversary season.
Letters From Zora Vanessa Bell Calloway portrays African...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 11:09 AM
Starz in August premieres "Outlander," its most anticipated series since "Spartacus."
The 16-episode first season comes from exec producer Ron Moore ("Battlestar Galactica") and is based on Diana Gabaldon's immensely popular "Outlander" book series. It...