| Jun 20, 2014
| 9:47 AM
"Kid President: Declaration of Awesome" (Hub Network, Saturdays). Young Internet phenom Robby Novak, now 10, is the star of this whole-family-friendly half-hour series, expanded from the short online "pep talks" -- at once mock-inspirational and...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jul 19, 2013
The cast of “Veronica Mars” is still shooting the show's big-screen comeback, but writer Rob Thomas, Kristen Bell and the […]...
| Mar 21, 2012
| 12:33 PM
If Broadway buzz is your thing, then you're going to love the shows heading to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts next season. In a major coup for South Florida, the inaugural tour of"War Horse" is included among them.
The spate of musicals...
| Nov 27, 2011
Last summer, while browsing in a used bookstore in San Luis Obispo, I discovered something I thought no longer existed — an Agatha Christie novel I had not read. Anyone monitoring my vital signs would have thought I had discovered the next Gnostic...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 2:48 PM
THE UNEXPECTED GUEST: One of the nice things about Agatha Christie's Unexpected Guest is how expected so much of it is. There's a reason in the publishing world such mysteries are called "cozies." The mysterious butler. The mysterious stranger. The...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 3:18 PM
Cornell Woolrich (1903-1968) knew his way around two things: rock-hard prose and stone-cold corpses.
He was a wizardly writer of mysteries, a man who could ratchet up the menace and dread by steady, excruciating degrees. His sentences were of the...
| Dec 24, 2011
When we think about the year-end holidays, books often are at the center of our memories. Maybe we received a special book as a gift, and it became a cherished memento. Or maybe we read a book about the holidays each year, as a treasured part of our...
| Jul 15, 2011
The Coretta Scott King Memorial Garden Party and Chateau Fashions Fundraiser will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, July 24 at Sojourner Douglass College, 135 Stepney Lane in Edgewater. Tickets are $30 at the door or checks can be mailed...
| Aug 17, 2011
| 2:31 PM
"Tiny Fascists: A Boy Scout Musical" **1/2
Nostalgists of the Scouting persuasion will find plenty to like in this deranged ode to idealized manliness, awkward preteen camaraderie and an obsession with mastering knots.
The show was created by an...