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  • On Theater: Another 'Lincoln,' closer to home

    On Theater: Another 'Lincoln,' closer to home
    I'd like to use my space this week to talk about "Lincoln." No, not the Steven Spielberg blockbuster that may be front-and-center at Sunday's Oscar ceremonies, and not Bill O'Reilly's "Killing Lincoln," now on our television screens. This one is...
  • A screen's-eye view of Chicago

    Chicago has been involved in filmmaking since the technology's very beginnings in the early 1900s, when some of the world's first movie studios operated here. From those early days, when neighborhood kids would sneak onto the Selig Polyscope Co. lot at...
  • Kecoughtan's Greg Alexander is artistic, from his jumper to his drawing pad

    Kecoughtan's Greg Alexander is artistic, from his jumper to his drawing pad
    HAMPTON — It was the first day of conditioning drills, and everyone was intrigued by this long and lean transfer from somewhere in Michigan. He looked like a player, but did he have what it took? Kecoughtan coach Ivan Thomas takes it from here:...
  • Chicago X-files: Center studies UFOs

    Chicago X-files: Center studies UFOs
    Opening a file cabinet at the Center for UFO Studies reveals manila folders marked with spine-tingling titles such as "Alien Luggage Report," "Project Moonwater" or "The CIA's role in UFO Studies." Yet, elsewhere there's a conspicuous lack of secret...
  • Paul Robeson is the subject of dueling 2014 L.A. stage productions

    Paul Robeson is the subject of dueling 2014 L.A. stage productions
    Paul Robeson was one of the most widely accomplished Americans who ever lived -- All-American football player, lawyer, concert singer and recording artist, star actor on stage and screen in both dramas and musicals, and lightning-rod political activist....
  • Meryl Streep To Receive Center's Monte Cristo Award

    Meryl Streep To Receive Center's Monte Cristo Award
    The award-laden Meryl Streep is going to have to make room on the mantel for another honor — this one from a theater center that helped shape and launch her career. The three-time Oscar-winning actress will receive the 14th annual Monte Cristo...
  • Letter from London: A guide to winter 2013 in the West End

    Letter from London: A guide to winter 2013 in the West End
    LONDON — Let's be honest, nobody comes to Britain for the weather. But as Londoners bid a rueful farewell to another erratic English summer, there is as at least one consolation — the new season is reliably the most exciting in the theater...
  • Meryl Streep will receive the Monte Cristo Award for her stage acting

    Meryl Streep will receive the Monte Cristo Award for her stage acting
    Before her movie breakout role in "The Deer Hunter" in 1978, for which she received her first of 17 (and counting) Oscar nominations, Meryl Streep was a hard-working New York stage actress who appeared in productions both on Broadway and at some of the...
  • Esau Pritchett Heads Cast In 'Fences' At Long Wharf Theatre

    Esau Pritchett  (Broadway’s “A Free Man of Color”) plays Troy Maxson, the commanding father in August Wilson’s “Fences” at New Haven’s Long Wharf Theatre, directed by Phylicia Rashad.  Also featured in the show,...
  • 'Joe Turner's' actors share August Wilson's gift of gab

    'Joe Turner's' actors share August Wilson's gift of gab
    Among the pleasures of seeing an August Wilson play, it's often said, is just listening to the people talk. As Los Angeles Times theater critic Charles McNulty has noted, Wilson stocks his scripts with "natural raconteurs" and lets them soar in...
  • Squidbillies editor Lear Bunda to bring space-nerd sensibilities to Supercon

    Squidbillies editor Lear Bunda to bring space-nerd sensibilities to Supercon
    Among the cool people at Florida Supercon 2013 will be Lear Bunda. He lurks in the darkness, behind the scenes.  No, he is not Batman. He is one of the editors for popular Adult Swim shows “Squidbillies” and “Aqua Teen Hunger Force.&...