| Jul 22, 2012
| 4:32 PM
PBS had the spotlight on Day 1 of the Summer 2012 Television Critics Association (TCA) Press Tour at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, and while the day offered plenty of fascinating glimpses of upcoming programming offerings — from the new...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 4:46 PM
How effective will Peyton Manning be as a Denver Bronco? We'll get some early answers from “Sunday Night Football,” which is likely to be the weekend's most-watched program. The Pittsburgh Steelers travel to Denver, and NBC should be the...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Winter Ave Zoli has managed to parlay what was originally a quickie guest spot into a full-fledged recurring role on the smash FX biker drama Sons of Anarchy. Her character Lyla’s tragic romance with Opie ended this season, but Lyla remains a part...
| Apr 6, 2012
| 4:32 PM
It's a growing trend and a source of fascination for history buffs. Seeing footage of historic eras and events that we're used to seeing only in black and white, but in color, or upgraded to HD. And, as fate would have it, some of the films built around...
| Apr 30, 2012
| 3:17 PM
The culmination of everything ever written, produced or imagined in the known universe, or something like that,"The Avengers"bunches together Iron Man, Captain America, The Hulk, Thor, the leather-clad assassin Black Widow, the lethal archer Hawkeye and...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 3:47 PM
The new season of the detective series "Wallander" opens with a shocking murder, but the real stunner involves Kenneth Branagh's character Kurt Wallander: He actually smiles.
In "An Event in Autumn" (8 p.m. Sunday, WTTW; 3.5 stars), the first of three...
| Jun 18, 2012
| 7:00 AM
That's "Sir" Kenneth Branagh and "Dame" Zaha Hadid, to you.
The birthday honors for Britain's Queen Elizabeth II were announced recently, and among those receiving titles will be actor-director Branagh, a Shakespearean veteran of stage and screen, and...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 10:54 AM
Already open in New York and Los Angeles and going into general release Friday, writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson's strange, audacious drama "The Master" evokes a feverish state of mind more than a conventional movie, though its story can be...
| Sep 17, 2012
| 5:32 AM
Peter Brook once said that, in essence, everything in regard to "Hamlet" has been done before. The Moody Dane has been young and impetuous, or middle-aged and worn out. Every Oedipal twist in the tale has been tweaked and skewered. Every concept —...
| Jul 27, 2012
| 10:39 PM
LONDON — In one of thousands of pubs across London, where surely tears mixed with laughter Friday night, they might say I was gobsmacked by the Olympic opening ceremony.
In a more proper English teahouse, they might say I quite fancied that.
| Apr 20, 2012
BELFAST (Reuters) - Belfast in the 21st century is developing into a chic capital of culture, character and chatter built on a proud industrial heritage which includes the world's most famous luxury liner.
A century after the sinking of the "unsinkable"...