| Dec 19, 2013
| 11:19 AM
The greatest of all holiday specials, "A Charlie Brown Christmas," is on ABC at 8 tonight (Thursday). (It's also available to stream free via Hulu.) I wrote about it a few years back and, unable to say it any better, regift that review to you here.
| Nov 21, 2013
| 1:38 PM
Tom Everhart was teetering on the edge of despair in his East Village studio.
It was the early 1980s, and his portfolio — courtesy of a fine-art education — contained various permutations of skeletons. Cartoons weren't his thing, but there...
| Nov 23, 2013
Writing letters since: The 1980s; has had more than 400 published in the Tribune, Sun-Times and Joliet Herald News.
Life story in 50 words or less: Born and raised in Joliet, worked as a forklift operator for U.S. Steel for 32 years. Later...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Sometimes the smallest notion can create magic.
The 1973 animated special "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving " was based on a "very simple idea," said the show's producer Lee Mendelson. Charles M. Schulz, the creator of the beloved "Peanuts" comic strip,...
| Nov 25, 2013
With the Thanksgiving holiday upon us, there's going to be a lot going on in kitchens around the country. But once the turkey has been eaten, and the football has been played, families will be gathering around the television set to watch Charlie Brown and...
| Nov 26, 2013
When is A Charlie Brown Christmas on TV 2013? ALSO SEE: Holiday TV schedule 2013 FREE download A Charlie Brown Christmas — Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at 8pm ET on ABC. (The network sometimes re-airs the special later in December, as well, so stay tuned...
| May 6, 2013
A weekly listing of intriguing, wacky, useful, provocative and otherwise interesting links that readers and I have come across and think you might want to see. Look for Land of Linkin' first thing every Monday morning and click here to......
| Oct 12, 2013
Jack Kirby’s “New Gods,” Jim Steranko’s “Nick Fury” works, Dave Gibbons’ “Watchmen” and Charles Schulz’s “Peanuts” will all get deluxe […]...
| Nov 11, 2013
Thanksgiving 2013 in the United States is as late as it can be this year — Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013. Leading up to that date, and over Thanksgiving 2013 weekend, as always, there will be plenty of TV programming related to the holiday (and even the...
| May 27, 2011
| 2:41 PM
Late on a Friday afternoon, the worst time of the week for a book signing, cartoonist Ivan Brunetti sat behind the counter at Chicago Comics in Lakeview and waited for fans. He waited and sighed. A line would form, fade away, form, fade. Some customers...
| Dec 4, 2011
Joanna Cotler/HarperCollins, $24.99, ages 13 and up
In the third installment of this lavish series, a teen girl is menaced by a powerful sorceress in a mystical fantasy world.
The Annotated Peter Pan