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  • Searching for Mr. Darcy

    Approaching self-declared spinsterhood, I blamed Jane Austen. Having read all her novels and watched achingly gorgeous film adaptations thereof, I would consider only men who epitomized one of those gallant and stouthearted Regency-era heroes (barring the...
  • A field guide to The Chicago Nerd Comedy Festival

    A field guide to The Chicago Nerd Comedy Festival
    Have friends or family expressed wonder—or concern—about your encyclopedic knowledge of "Battlestar Galactica?" Ever passed up a date to avoid ending a role-playing game marathon? Does your idea of a perfect weekend include binge-viewing "Dr....
  • Britain's Royal Mint opts for a pound of prevention with new coin

    Britain's Royal Mint opts for a pound of prevention with new coin
    LONDON — Trying not to be penny-wise but pound-foolish, Britain announced Wednesday that it will ditch its venerable round 1-pound coin in favor of a new 12-sided model specially designed to foil counterfeiters. The new piece, to enter circulation...
  • Larry Yando to play King Lear as part of new Chicago Shakes season

    The veteran Chicago actor Larry Yando, best known currently for his annual turn as Ebenezer Scrooge at the Goodman Theatre, will play  King Lear  in a new production of William Shakespeare's tragedy directed by Barbara Gaines, Chicago Shakespeare...
  • Review: 'Le Week-End' offers an unremittingly bleak 48 hours in Paris

    Review: 'Le Week-End' offers an unremittingly bleak 48 hours in Paris
    "Le Week-End" is a sour and misanthropic film masquerading as an honest and sensitive romance. A painful and unremittingly bleak look at a difficult marriage, it wants us to sit through a range of domestic horrors without offering much of anything as a...
  • Film Review: 'Walking on Sunshine'

    Two sisters -- one newly smitten with a handsome Italian, the other quietly hung up on a past holiday fling -- realize they have their hearts set on the same guy in "Walking on Sunshine," a high-energy jukebox musical from "StreetDance" directors Max Giwa...
  • 10 romantic shows to binge-watch over Valentine's Day weekend

    10 romantic shows to binge-watch over Valentine's Day weekend
    If binge-watching the second season of "House of Cards," Netflix's misanthropic political thriller, isn't your idea of romance, take heart: There are plenty of other shows that celebrate love in its myriad forms available for you to binge-watch this...
  • Review: 'My Life in Middlemarch' by Rebecca Mead

     Review: 'My Life in Middlemarch' by Rebecca Mead
    Memoir has become popular enough to spawn a variety of subgenres, from chronicles of childhood abuse to accounts of late-life dementia. The literary memoir, featuring the coming-of-age stories of writers, has birthed its own derivative specialties. One of...
  • 'Puncture Wounds'

    'Puncture Wounds'
    From the title, it's a pretty good bet you won't confuse this with a Jane Austen story. That's also confirmed by the presence of action staple Dolph Lundgren, playing a criminal with a vendetta against a war veteran (Cung Le). The ex-soldier's PTSD isn'...
  • Stage 773 announces 'Chicago Nerd Comedy Festival' line-up

    Stage 773 has announced the line-up for the second annual “Chicago Nerd Comedy Festival,” a festival dedicated to the geekier sect of the Chicago funny scene, representatives for the venue said on Monday. Including sketch, improv, stand-up and...
  • A Valentine's Day trifecta: Kenneth Turan's DVD picks of the week

    A Valentine's Day trifecta: Kenneth Turan's DVD picks of the week
    If you love movies, and you love romance, the DVD world has lots of new releases you can sample, depending on the kind of romantic you are. If you are a traditionalist, there is the "Keepsake Edition" of the BBC's 5 1/2-hour 1995 version of Jane Austen'...