| Aug 13, 2014
| 3:58 PM
For those of us who follow actors and their lives, professionally or simply as fans, this has been a pretty tragic period. In the past 14 months, we’ve lost three top-tier performers startlingly before their time -- first with the passing of...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Chicago's theater scene is known for its groundbreaking plays and experimental comedy, but when it comes to original musical works, local actress, director and choreographer Amber Mak felt there was something missing.
"We have a thriving musical theater...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 6:22 AM
Philip Seymour Hoffman was always one of my favorites. It always seemed to me that he didn't make bad movies, and I've always attributed that to a belief that Hoffman's talent elevated everyone around him.
Like a lot of appreciators of film, upon...
| May 25, 2014
| 3:09 PM
Like many artists before her, Lisa Su has found inspiration from the intricate patterns and textures found in nature: the red seeds from the inside of a pomegranate, barnacles adhering to a rock.
Yet the materials she uses are not beautiful or intricate....
| May 19, 2014
| 7:44 AM
Prior to this year’s Cannes Film Festival the director Bennett Miller asserted himself as a major, stealthy talent attuned to minor-key, observant portraits of American success stories with an asterisk, a hidden price tag.
Miller followed his...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 1:20 PM
Philip Seymour Hoffman died accidentally of acute drug intoxication, New York officials announced Friday.
Hoffman, an Oscar-winning actor as well as a producer and director, was found in his Manhattan apartment Feb. 2. Drugs, including heroin, were...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 10:20 PM
Philip Seymour Hoffman, who won the hearts of fans and fellow actors during decades of an award-winning career, accidentally died of a deadly mix of drugs, New York medical officials announced Friday.
The office of New York's chief medical examiner said...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Movies were more than half a century old when writer-director John Huston made "Treasure of the Sierra Madre" in 1947, but shooting "on location" wasn't the norm, especially not for the major Hollywood studios. But Huston was not only a brilliant...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 4:00 PM
Autoridades ordenaron que se realice el lunes una autopsia al aclamado actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, quien fue hallado muerto en su departamento de Manhattan el domingo por una aparente sobredosis de droga, dijo un funcionario.
El actor de cine y...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 9:55 PM
Four people were arrested on Tuesday in connection with drugs found at the home of film star Philip Seymour Hoffman following his death of an apparent heroin overdose, the New York Daily News and CNN reported, citing unidentified police sources.
| Feb 5, 2014
| 11:10 AM
Philip Seymour Hoffman's cause of death is still "pending further studies," New York City's chief medical examiner said Wednesday.
Four people arrested in New York have been charged with drugs offences possibly connected to narcotics found at the home...