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  • 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-...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • ArtsCentric offers dynamic staging of 'The Color Purple'

    ArtsCentric offers dynamic staging of 'The Color Purple'
    There's enough material for at least two shows packed into "The Color Purple," the 2005 musical that had a good run on Broadway and is now enjoying a dynamic production by the ambitious company ArtsCentric. The creative team — book by Marsha...
  • Holiday anthologies to beat holiday stress

    Holiday anthologies to beat holiday stress
    Christmas is a few short days away. If you're like many Americans at this time of year — cramming shopping, baking and wrapping into these last few days before the holiday — some lighthearted reading might be the break you need. Here are a...
  • Commentary: The day the angels sang the birth of a child

    Christmas Eve. The children improvise costumes for a living nativity, as we read the Christmas story. Maren and Tommy are Mary and Joseph. Jimmy and Lily, with dish-towel shepherds' headdresses, abide in the fields watching over their flock, played...
  • On the Town: Not your typical holiday show at Westminster

    On the Town: Not your typical holiday show at Westminster
    You just know it’s not going to be your traditional Christmas pageant when, at the outset, Bing Crosby steps into a spotlight and, between puffs on his pipe, invites you to travel back in time with Doc Brown and Marty McFly to a night, many years...
  • 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....
  • 2014 books that flew under radar

    2014 books that flew under radar
    Newspaper book editors are a tough breed. They have to be, since whatever the satisfactions of their position — I'm sure there are many — they come to the job knowing that a high degree of failure is inevitable. There are so many new books,...
  • 'Wonder Woman' director Michelle MacLaren lists in Nichols Canyon

    'Wonder Woman' director Michelle MacLaren lists in Nichols Canyon
    Television and film director Michelle MacLaren, who is set to helm the upcoming “Wonder Woman” movie, has put her home in Hollywood Hills West on the market at $3.5 million. The Robert Byrd-designed residence, on more than half an acre in...
  • Reader of the Week: Clark Hulse

    Reader of the Week: Clark Hulse
    Who I am Clark Hulse, Chicago Humanities Festival board chair, from downtown Chicago. One unique thing about me I laughed all the way through "Moby-Dick." It's hilarious. I loved I've been reading novels by great novelists from places I knew...