| Jan 9, 2014
| 9:34 AM
NBC's spinoff "Chicago P.D." got a solid sampling by viewers Wednesday night as "The People's Choice Awards" and a returning "Modern Family" drew plenty of eyeballs.
The police-centered "Chicago Fire" offshoot opened at 10 p.m. and drew 8.56 million...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 4:50 PM
So that's what the Wallis sounds like.
It's been more than two months since Beverly Hills opened its swank Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. But until Wednesday night the multipurpose Bram Goldsmith Theater in the transformed historic...
| Dec 7, 2013
The show: "Accidental Death of an Anarchist" at Yale Repertory Theatre in New Haven
What makes it special?: The latest production by the folks who did the ridiculously good "The Servant of Two Masters" and "A Doctor in Spite of Himself" at the Rep....
| Apr 17, 2014
| 11:01 AM
There's plenty of real tension, drama and humor in the convoluted dealings of NFL teams preparing for the college football draft. Opportunities for triumph, failure and embarrassment are rampant as teams jockey for position in the annual selection ritual....
| Apr 10, 2014
| 4:34 PM
Cuba Gooding Jr. has sold his house in Pacific Palisades for $9,828,300. Yes, yes, someone showed him the money, to borrow his line from “Jerry Maguire.”
The nearly one acre of grounds is set up for family fun. A sunken trampoline -- think...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 7:38 PM
Zoaunne LeRoy (Long Wharf Theatre’s “Uncle Vanya”) and Micah Stock (NBC’s “Deception”) will play grandmother and grandson in Amy Herzog’s “4000 Miles” at New Haven’s Long Wharf Theatre. The show,...
| Jun 10, 2013
On Demand DVD New Releases June 10-16. Updated fairy tales (Oz the Great and Powerful, Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters) might make for an interesting double feature, though the latter is not rated for children, to be certain. And while no other title can...
| Dec 29, 2012
| 6:50 AM
A play about Walt Disney and composer Igor Stravinskiy about the making of the animated film "Fantasia" sounds intriguing.
Newtown's Stray Kats Theatre Company will present Frederick Stroppel's "Small World: A Fantasia" with actors Scott Bryce as Disney...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 8:27 PM
Numerous novels and nonfiction books depict aspects of deception, trickery and illusion. Here are a few samples of books that debunk the idea that "what you see is what you get."
"Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil" by Tom...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 8:01 AM
"Southland," "Girls," "Game Change," "Louie," "Doctor Who" and "Saturday Night Live" mastermind Lorne Michaels are among this year's Peabody Award winners honoring the best in electronic media.
It's nice to see "Southland"--one of the best shows the Emmy...
| Dec 31, 2012
| 9:53 AM
I look forward to January TV because one of my favorite shows, FX's "Justified," always premieres at the midseason. But the 2013 midseason schedule is special for another reason: "Cougar Town" begins its new life on TBS Jan. 8, the same night Season 4...