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  • A very personal Hanukkah story

    A very personal Hanukkah story
    I love to introduce new audiences to the work of my extraordinary storytelling friends and colleagues. So here's a treat as sweet as a Hanukkah jelly doughnut: an original story performed by the beautiful, Pennsylvania-based performer Eva Grayzel....
  • One Direction, 'A Christmas Story': holiday treats

    Classic movies and repeated specials will be plentiful this week as we head toward Christmas on Thursday. But there are some new programs as well. "One Direction: The TV Special" will feature footage from a concert for lucky fans at Universal Orlando...
  • Around the remote: Television picks for Dec. 21-27

    DON'T MISS: "Homeland" We were so ready to give up on this spy thriller after a clunky Season 3 in which Brody met his maker. But Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin and company have revived our interest with a turbocharged fourth season that, sadly, comes to an...
  • From 'Birdman' to 'Budapest,' a strange and wonderful year on screen

    What a lot of excellent films made it to theaters this year. As a public service for readers from a guy who saw a couple hundred of them (and that was just at Sundance), here's a list of 2014 releases with more pros than cons. Top perplexing film:...
  • 'Twilight Zone' ready for New Year's Eve marathon

    Before the sappy "Twilight" movies there was another "Twilight" that shone far brighter and lasted far longer. It was, of course, Rod Serling's "The Twilight Zone," which makes its 20th yearly orbit on the Syfy Channel's marathon on Dec. 31. "There is...
  • Decrepit desert water park may find new life

    Decrepit desert water park may find new life
    Few sites are sadder, existentially so, than an abandoned amusement park. Once a place of fun and frivolity, magic moments and cherished memories, it gets reduced through time and neglect to a wind-swept shell of itself, a crumbling monument to the...
  • ‘Shutter’: Joe Keatinge, Leila Del Duca get weird with Image series

     
    While interviewing writer Joe Keatinge and artist Leila Del Duca about their creator-owned Image Comics series “Shutter,” the first thing […]...
  • David L. Ulin's best books of 2014

    David L. Ulin's best books of 2014
    Lists are, by their nature, impressionistic: How could they be otherwise? Here then, alphabetically by title, are the most stirring of the books I wrote about this year, my 10 favorites of 2014. "Can't and Won't: Stories" by Lydia Davis (Farrar,...
  • 2014 in Review: David L. Ulin looks at the year in books

    2014 in Review: David L. Ulin looks at the year in books
    What was the upshot of my year in reading — the ideas, the through lines that most stirred or provoked me in 2014? The dominant thread was what we might call that of common experience, work that finds significance in incidental things. Karl Ove...
  • Peter Billingsley stars in pre-Christmas home sale story

    Peter Billingsley stars in pre-Christmas home sale story
    Just in time for Christmas, Peter Billingsley of “A Christmas Story” fame has sold his Hollywood Hills home for $1.375 million. The glass-walled contemporary, built in 2005 and incorporating Midcentury Modern design elements, has an open-...
  • A Christmas Story

    A Christmas Story
       I was listening the other day to humorist Jean Shepherd reading the story that inspired the movie classic, “A Christmas Story.”    He was taped on Christmas Eve 1974, when he presented New York's WOR Radio listeners with an abridged...