| Jan 28, 2014
| 2:51 PM
"Ferris Bueller's Day Off": On Wednesday at Broward and Palm Beach movie theaters, in an effort to fuel the ... anyone? Anyone? ... fandom over one of the greatest John Hughes movies, is screening ... anyone? Anyone? ... Matthew Broderick? "Danke Schoen"?...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Toward the end of "American Hustle," the new film from comedy-drama laureate David O. Russell, a man describes his hard-won epiphany. "The art of survival," says the character, a con man played with toupee-ish shiftiness by Christian Bale, "is a story...
| 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 […]...
| Oct 7, 2011
| 8:55 AM
With the first beat of the opening number from "Jukebox," the audience roars its approval, as it does for virtually everything that unfolds onstage when Marriotts Ridge High School puts on its zany music and dance revue every October.
At least that's...
| 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...
| Sep 14, 2011
| 6:49 AM
This year has been a good one for middle-aged white rappers. In May, the Beastie Boys releasedHot Sauce¿ Committee Part Two, the group’s eighth album, and best since 1994’s Ill Communication. That it sat on a shelf for two years...
| 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...