| Jul 7, 2013
When the time comes to make a movie about Edward J. Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who disclosed the agency's vast global and domestic surveillance (and you know that will happen some day soon), think of Barrett Foa.
| Jul 20, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Every generation, it seems, has its own favorite coming-of-age movies. And though tastes change, as does the definition of "coming of age" — including everyone from preteens to young adults in their 20s — these five films are among the ones...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Director James Ponsoldt was 16 when he first saw Lloyd Dobler stand on Diane Court's front lawn and declare his love for the blue-eyed beauty who was both out of his class and out of his league. With the help of Peter Gabriel's lyrics and John Cusack's...
| Jul 26, 2013
When he answers the phone on a Tuesday morning, Psychedelic Furs co-founder Tim Butler says he is busy doing an activity that befits a rock great.
"I'm just kicking back, doing some gardening in the lovely state of Kentucky. Really rock 'n' roll, right?...
| 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...
| Aug 30, 2013
This morning's news that James Spader will play the titular villain in Marvel's “Avengers: Age of Ultron” has the Internet […]...
| Mar 7, 2011
| 5:38 AM
Not to sound like a bad college graduation speaker, but a world of opportunities awaits Chicago native Jacob Zachar.
Playing geeky fraternity pledge/member Rusty Cartwright in “Greek” is the 24-year-old’s biggest role, one that he began...
| May 5, 2011
| 3:00 AM
The red-brick Winnetka Georgian so bravely defended by Macaulay Culkin in Home Alone is being put up for sale Thursday for $2.4 million.
Homeowners John and Cynthia Abendshien, empty-nesters who purchased the home in late 1988 for $875,000,...
| Jun 14, 2011
| 1:46 PM
"Ferris Bueller's Day Off" turns 25 this week. For those who don't remember the 1986 John Hughes movie, it's about a day in the life of Grace (Edie McClurg), the loyal and life-affirming secretary to the harried principal of a suburban Chicago high...
| Sep 25, 2011
Much has been made this year about the behemoth baby boom generation reaching retirement age. But another significant milestone is slipping past a bit more quietly yet with noticeable impact.
The first wave of Gen-Xers has rounded 40, and they are...
| Aug 29, 2011
| 9:50 PM
I am too tired to go crazy about this. And there really are so many hugely more important things going on the world practically every day.
I cannot let the addition of HLN host Nancy Grace to the lineup of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" pass...