| Dec 16, 2011
| 11:52 AM
Duty, service and honor are big words. They are also ones that are often abused these days by Washington politicians who thank each other for their "service" even as they sink deeper into partisan gridlock.
"Game of Honor," a documentary about West Point...
| Dec 11, 2011
| 12:55 PM
What's happening in town 12/12-12/18. You know, when you're not shopping.
MOVIES OPENING (Friday; subject to change)
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked
Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone
Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol
| Dec 14, 2011
| 7:45 AM
Most college students need worry only about grades and any extracurricular activities -- school-sanctioned or otherwise -- they decide to pursue.
For football players at the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., or the U.S. Naval Academy at...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 7:21 AM
The broadcast networks were shut out of the best TV drama category when nominations for the 69th annual Golden Globe Awards were announced Thursday morning.
FX's "American Horror Story" is the only non-pay-cable series to make the cut, joining Starz's...
| Dec 18, 2011
| 8:59 AM
Just because it's the holiday weekend doesn't mean there isn't stuff to do.
MOVIES OPENING (subject to change)
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
The Adventures of Tintin
We Bought a Zoo
The Darkest Hour
| Dec 18, 2011
| 5:44 PM
If any of us wondered if celebrities would still visit Chicago after “The Oprah Winfrey Show” ended in May, we now have our answer.
Chicago is still a popular destination for film projects — which this year included “Man of...
| Jun 16, 2011
Bob Banner, an Emmy Award-winning television producer and director whose credits included "The Garry Moore Show," "Candid Camera" and "Solid Gold" and who gave a career boost to a young Carol Burnett years before becoming executive producer of her popular...
| Jun 17, 2011
| 6:42 AM
The Hampton Jazz Festival, happening at Hampton Coliseum June 24-26, isn't the only local event offering top names in smooth jazz and R&B. Friday, June 17, and Saturday, June 18, the Jazz Summer Solstice Sax and Strings Fest brings major talent to the...
| Jun 21, 2011
| 6:59 AM
Drummer and radio host Jae Sinnett is primarily a jazz man. He's been wading into funk and R&B recently, though.
As reported in a Daily Press feature in April, Sinnett now leads House & Sinnett, a big band that specializes in the sort of free-wheeling,...
| Jun 22, 2011
| 11:00 AM
"The first season was really about her being in denial. This season is about her getting angry."
So says Laura Linney in resuming her Golden Globe Award-winning portrayal of wife, mother, teacher and cancer patient Cathy Jamison as the Showtime comedy-...
| Jun 22, 2011
| 11:50 AM
Chicago has attracted another high-profile TV project. Sony Pictures Television and FX Productions will begin filming "Powers" here in July, FX announced Wednesday.
Jason Patric will star in the FX drama pilot based on the award-winning comic and graphic...