| Mar 13, 2011
Words & Ideas
Compiled by Grace Krilanovich.
826LA Adult Writing Seminar Series: TV Writing: A series of panel discussions featuring industry professionals will cover multiple aspects of writing for television. Panelists include Emily Cutler,...
| Apr 18, 2011
There were some big A-list doings in Chicago over the weekend as Dr. Maya Angelou was among those honored by the Common Ground Foundation.
It's rapper-actor Common's charitable foundation to give back to the community where he was raised on the south...
| May 18, 2011
| 5:19 AM
"The Oprah Winfrey Show" taped two shows on May 17 at Chicago's United Center.
Featuring the biggest stars in movies, television and music, the shows were a surprise for Oprah Winfrey from "The Oprah Winfrey Show" producers.
The shows will air on...
| May 18, 2011
| 9:00 AM
Unless someone invites me to the Academy Awards and Grammys, I will never be in the company of so many celebrities again.
My wife was lucky enough to get us tickets to Oprah's Surprise Spectacular at the United Center on Tuesday. Based on everything I...
| May 18, 2011
John Williams went to the Oprah taping at the United Center. He was less than excited. His producer, Beth, was more than jealous. She was able to live vicariously through him as he texted her throughout the event.
JW - 6:22 - Kind of a cluster. Still...
| Feb 2, 2011
Stylishly dressed couples stare back from a sepia-toned photograph on the cover of "High on the Hog: A Culinary Journey From Africa to America" (Bloomsbury, $26), by Jessica Harris. In this picture, from the 1920s, facial expressions foreshadow the same...
| Jan 13, 2012
| 3:20 PM
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar says he's ordered park officials to fix a paraphrased quote chiseled into the new Martin Luther King Memorial on the National Mall.
Salazar told the Washington Post on Friday that National Park officials have 30 days to...
| Jan 14, 2012
| 2:56 PM
A truncated quote carved into a Washington memorial to slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. that drew criticism for not reflecting the spirit of his full remarks will be corrected, the Interior Department said on Friday.
| Dec 4, 2011
The Art Nouveau movement covered it all — decorative arts, architecture, fashion, dance, advertising and more — and this book seeks to restore the movement's prominence in the discussion of modern art....
| Dec 18, 2011
| 7:52 PM
3 stars (out of 4)
Common spent so much of his career proffering earnest tales of self-empowerment and moral struggle that his 2008 album, “Universal Mind Control,” came as a shock to his followers. Brimming with lackluster club-oriented...
| Dec 19, 2011
Common seems to have reached that sweet spot in a rap career where he can get away with a “man of many faces” act on a record and it not ring hollow. I mean, you know an album is going to be an interesting one when one of the first things...