| Nov 22, 2014
| 8:56 AM
Alice Finch Lee had neither the fame nor the notoriety of Truman Capote and Harper Lee, who grew up in the same tiny Alabama town where she was born. But she was a legend in her own right.
She practiced law in Monroeville, Ala., for seven decades,...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 2:01 PM
Designer Cornelia Guest shares her passion for animal-free products through several fashion and food-related endeavors.
The New York-based socialite, who was named "Debutante of the Decade" in 1986 during the International Debutante Ball and counts some...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 7:27 PM
Geoffrey Holder, the Tony-winning director and costume designer from Trinidad who brought an exuberant style to his work in dance, theater, movies and even a series of soft drink commercials, died of complications of pneumonia Sunday at a New York...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 12:34 PM
Friday | "The Mousetrap": Jonathan Berry directs Agatha Christie's popular whodunit. Through Dec. 14 at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd. in Skokie; 857-673-6300 or northlight.org
"The Nutcracker": House Theatre revisits its modern take on the...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"CANNOT believe that Marilyn M. is dead. She was such a good-hearted girl, so pure, really, so much on the side of the angels. Poor little baby. God bless her."
Truman Capote to literary critic Newton Arvin, in the summer of 1962.
THE ABOVE quote...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 1:00 PM
"Last Winter, We Parted," the third novel by Japan's Fuminori Nakamura to appear in English, is crime fiction that pushes past the bounds of genre, occupying its own nightmare realm.
The book begins with its narrator, an unnamed writer, interviewing a...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 4:22 PM
With the city of Burbank just entering its teens, 1924 saw the birth of numerous individuals who would go on to become legendary and iconic figures reaching the pinnacle of their respective fields — Marlon Brando, Henry Mancini, Sarah Vaughan,...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 9:13 AM
Theatre at the Center in Munster announced on Wednesday the cast of its upcoming production of “A Christmas Memory,” Duane Poole, Larry Grossman and Carol Hall’s musical adaptation of the Truman Capote story.
William Pullinsi will...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 11:14 PM
If Amazon comments are any indication, few films demonstrate the change in audience expectations over the last 50 years better than “The Innocents,” director Jack Clayton's classic 1961 adaptation of Henry James' “The Turn of the Screw.&...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Like the lead character she portrays in the widely anticipated movie version of "Gone Girl," Rosamund Pike fell off nearly everyone's radar.
At the tender age of 21, the British actress was cast as the sultry Miranda Frost, a sword-wielding vixen in...
| Jul 23, 2014
| 9:16 AM
Less than a week after the publication of Marja Mills' memoir, “The Mockingbird Next Door,” her story of befriending the famously reclusive 88-year-old author Harper Lee, the book remains embroiled in controversy.
On July 14, the day...