| Dec 4, 2011
When it comes to memoirs, audio books (in CD format) — especially those by celebrities — should be read by their authors. The words just don't sound the same when they're not reading, although there are exceptions to every rule....
| Nov 30, 2011
Patrice O'Neal, 41, a veteran stand-up comic who gained a wider following through TV and radio and helped roast Charlie Sheen in September, died Tuesday from complications of a stroke he suffered last month. O'Neal's manager, Jonathan Brandstein, said...
| Nov 30, 2011
| 7:08 PM
In the real world, December means holidays. In the world of TV, you add a word to that: special. Here's a look at some of the season and series premieres this month, but more importantly, the specials. And most of those are holiday specials. And most,...
| Dec 5, 2011
| 11:55 AM
Photo by Joe Giron
On The Sarah Silverman Program, comedian Brian Posehn became the ungayest-looking gay man in television history. With his nerd glasses, gravelly stoner voice and Black Sabbath T-shirt, he played Silverman’s next-door neighbor...
| Dec 6, 2011
| 11:28 AM
Bison, a modern folk-rock band from Chesapeake, has succeeded in creating a buzz across Hampton Roads and beyond.
The band's album, "Quill," was released earlier this year with a party at the Chrysler Museum of Art.
On Dec. 16, they'll join the...
| 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...