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  • 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...
  • 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'...
  • Ian McEwan's archives acquired by the Ransom Center

    Ian McEwan's archives acquired by the Ransom Center
    The Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin has acquired the archives of Man Booker prize-winning author Ian McEwan. It's the latest addition to the center's significant collection of the papers of modern and contemporary authors, including...
  • Cannes Film Review: 'Amour fou'

    An event that could hardly be described as a laughing matter somehow yields a dryly amusing and characteristically layered reflection on the absurdity of what humans call love in "Amour fou," Jessica Hausner's slow-building portrait of the German Romantic...
  • Estrenos: 'Godzilla' y 'Belle'

    Estrenos: 'Godzilla' y 'Belle'
    Godzilla * * 1/2 El monstruo que los japoneses crearon en 1954 para exorcizar los traumas que originó la bomba atómica sobre Hiroshima, ha sido replicado dos veces por Hollywood con dudosos resultados. El fracasado intento que Roland Emmerich...
  • Reader of the Week: Susan Dennison

    Reader of the Week: Susan Dennison
    Who am I Susan Dennison from Chicago One unique thing about me I don't remember ever not reading. I was fortunate to have teachers and a librarian in elementary school who encouraged me to read. -------------------- This piece first ran in...