| Feb 4, 2014
| 10:00 PM
** (out of four)
Boy, there's nothing as thrilling as searchers who arrive at their target and say, "Yep, there it is."
That's all the excitement found in the dull "The Monuments Men," which suggests its interesting true story makes better fodder for...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 1:41 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Assemblyman Mike Gatto said Monday he will introduce a bill next year on the state's probate code. However, what that bill is going to say is still to be determined -- not by the the assemblyman, but by online input.
Gatto (D-Los Angeles)...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 11:02 AM
Another show that transferred from Hartford to New York didn’t as well ar Hartford Stage's "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder."
“Becoming Dr. Ruth,” which starred Bera Jo Rupp in the solo bio-show, received further development...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 7:19 PM
I feel out of the cultural loop these days, as I try to follow the news. I can't wrap my mind around bitcoins and I'm not sure what an e-cig is.
Pretend cigarettes? Virtual money? It's all too tech-centric for me.
If you're also confused about the...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 12:53 PM
Since graduating from Glenbrook South almost a year ago, Olivia Smoliga has seen a lot.
The University of Georgia swimmer recently went on YouTube to look for her most recent documented races, and found more than 20 videos. The video of her 2012...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 10:29 AM
Ill Repute's reputation has just gotten a boost.
The Oxnard-based punk band, which has played on and off for three decades, earned a devoted following with hard-driving tunes like "Clean Cut American Kid." But to find literature about the band, a...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 11:19 AM
Do you spend a copious amount of time on Wikipedia? Harvard might have a job for you.
Harvard’s Houghton Library, home to the school’s collection of rare books, is looking to fill a newly created job: Wikipedian in residence. (And at $16 an...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 3:53 PM
A show about the late Weimar era vocal troupe the Comedian Harmonists bearing the title "Harmony" had better have memorable singing, and on that score this musical by Barry Manilow and his writing partner Bruce Sussman doesn't disappoint.
| Nov 19, 2013
I find it always takes a couple of weeks to get blog readers back after a vacation. They get out of the habit of checking your space every day. So I decided to use today's post to follow up on......
| Mar 7, 2014
Fabian Forte, who in the late 1950s and early ‘60s was a teen idol who had a half-dozen chart hits in a year, says teen idols haven’t changed much. He says current idol Justin Bieber, who is besieged of late......
| Jan 29, 2014
Laura Washington writes today that liberals opposed to Mayor Rahm Emanuel have been talking big about Emanuel's vulnerability in his bid for re-election next year, but-- So far, it’s hakn a tshaynik — Yiddish, Wikipedia says, meaning, “...