| Feb 24, 2015
| 10:44 AM
Those used to seeing playful and infectious musicals staged at the Mayer Kaplan Jewish Community Center in Skokie are in for a powerful surprise this time around.
Director Robert Bouwman and his 11-member cast — seven teenagers, four adults...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 10:13 AM
Science Channel likes to bill itself as "the network that dares to question everything," and it will offer the four-part "Biblical Conspiracies" in the holiday season.
Part one, called "Nails of the Cross," airs at 9 p.m. Sunday. The episode looks at...
| Dec 21, 2014
| 1:06 PM
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...
| Feb 26, 2015
| 4:21 AM
Viewers who miss Diane Sawyer anchoring the evening news will want to catch her special "20/20" report on Friday.
She looks at "A Nation of Women Behind Bars" at 10 p.m. on ABC (WFTV-Channel 9 locally).
Sawyer and her team visited the Lowell...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 6:45 PM
Darrell Hammond is dressed sharply in all black for "The Darrell Hammond Project," the world-premiere stage adaptation of his recovery memoir, "God, If You're Not Up There …" It's not exactly slimming on him, but at least it looks like he made an...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 5:00 AM
The crowds were so large that we had to approach Mutanabbi Street from the river, coasting across the Tigris in a small wooden motorboat under gray skies.
Disembarking on the docks below a statue of the 10th century Iraqi poet Abu Tayeb Mutanabbi, we...
| Feb 13, 2015
Guillermo del Toro has described his new big-screen Gothic romance “Crimson Peak” as a movie that comes very close to […]...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 10:06 AM
On Thanksgiving Day 1965, Arlo Guthrie - then just 18 years old - attempted to dispose of some garbage from the home of his friend Alice. He found, to his surprise, that the town dump was closed for the holiday, so he disposed of it in a neighboring...
| Feb 8, 2015
| 5:14 AM
Word of Harper Lee's first novel in more than 50 years is buzzing through the Naperville literary community.
Just hours after the announcement that "Go Set A Watchman," a sequel to the Pulitzer Prize winning "To Kill a Mockingbird" would be published, a...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 2:25 PM
He lives and works in the cramped, cinder-block back room of a nail and waxing salon in an Albuquerque, N.M., strip mall.
He drives a car so trashed-out, junky-looking and old that it's impossible to determine its make.
And he practices law from the...
| Feb 7, 2015
| 1:51 PM
"The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst," which premieres Sunday on HBO, is a seductive six-part series about a murder, maybe two murders, maybe three.
It is not the first true-crime documentary to be presented at such length — there was...