| Sep 25, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Mark Landis didn't become an art imitator for the money. Using his name along with several aliases — he even posed as a Catholic priest — Landis attempted to donate 100 fakes to some 50 institutions in 20 states. And because he has not...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 7:04 AM
On the surface, Mark Landis might not seem like the sort of person who would make for cinematic gold. The man is pushing 60. He is slight and pale, with a bald pate and prominent ears. He shuffles more than he walks and talks in a high-pitched whisper...
| 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...
| 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...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 7:30 AM
With his death at age 93 on Sunday, Mickey Rooney leaves a show-business legacy spanning eight decades and including more than 200 film credits -- not to mention his many appearances on television and the stage.
Here are five movie roles demonstrating...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"I DON'T think much about myself as a beauty. Bosom too big, arms too big, short legs, nose a bit crooked, double chin, big hands, big feet. My best features are my gray hairs. I've named them all Burton." So wrote Elizabeth Taylor in her careful,...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"I TIPPED the steward five dollars to seat you here if you came in."
"Is that a proposition?"
"I never discuss love on an empty stomach."
"You've already eaten."
"But you haven't."
That was just a bit of the double-entendre-loaded exchanges between...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Author Joe McGinninss, political chronicler, novelist, and sometime muckraker has died, the Associated Press reports. He was 71 and had prostate cancer.
Best known in recent years for moving next door to former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin in Wasilla in...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"THEY WENT to Elaine's every night, then they came home and went to Europe!"
This is young Danny Jenkins explaining to a pal what it was like for him, his brother and sister to be raised in New York City with famed sportswriter dad, Dan Jenkins and...
| 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...