| Nov 29, 2013
| 3:17 PM
TV's theme this week appears to be outlaws with two new miniseries debuting: TNT's "Mob City" and A&E Networks' "Bonnie & Clyde." Here are some highlights from the TV schedule for Dec. 2 to Dec. 8.
Monday, Dec. 2
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| Dec 6, 2013
| 1:11 PM
TV networks will reflect on the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela in various new or rebroadcast specials. Here's an incomplete list of TV tributes to the former South African president who passed away Thursday at age 95. (All times are Central; most...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 4:41 PM
Neal Marshall wasn't thrilled.
About 15 minutes before showtime he walked to the lip of the stage, put his hands on his hips, held his body in a dejected slouch and stared out into the Vic Theatre. He had done this many times, in many theaters: As...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 6:05 PM
The four Republican lieutenant governor hopefuls met in their first televised debate Thursday night, talking up their running mates and defending the largely ceremonial office as a post in which they could make big changes for Illinois.
| Mar 14, 2014
The story of the Jews, involving so many grim waves of persecution, expulsion and mass murder, is not for the faint of heart. Neither is Simon Schama's account of both Jewish creativity and travails during antiquity and the Middle Ages.
| Feb 28, 2014
| 5:25 AM
The four Republican candidates for governor intensified their attacks against each other during a Thursday night debate as they tried to convince primary voters of their electability come the fall with the primary election less than three weeks away....
| Feb 17, 2014
| 10:00 PM
The guest artist for this contest is Phil Ponce, host of WTTW's "Chicago Tonight."
There are two ways to enter. Send your submissions to email@example.com or leave your caption in the comments below. Deadline for entries is noon on Friday....
| Feb 9, 2014
Mary Frances Veeck had to think about the question for a few seconds: How would her late husband of 35 years, the legendary baseball executive Bill Veeck, handle being 100 years old?
"Bill at 100?" she finally responded during a recent phone interview...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 3:41 PM
TV is getting exciting again after the holiday lull. "Justified," "Cougar Town," "Shameless" and "Girls" return with new seasons, while "Chicago P.D.," "True Detective" and "The Spoils of Babylon" debut the week of Jan. 6 to 12.
For a more complete...
| Sep 30, 2013
I will be reading the role of "Samantha's Parent" at the Friday, Nov. 8 performance of Shadow Town at the Den Theater (1333 N. Milwaukee Ave). "Shadow Town," a Her Story Theater production, is a 90 minute original stage play,......
| Aug 20, 2013
Wednesday's print column A one-week gap in the timeline of the Sonia Antolec story suggests that Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez is more concerned with currying favor with police officers than standing by her prosecutors when they do the......