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  • 'Nightingale' tested David Oyelowo's commitment as an actor

    'Nightingale' tested David Oyelowo's commitment as an actor
    More than eight months before David Oyelowo went into production on "Selma," the movie that led to so many accolades for his performance as the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., he filmed "Nightingale," an 85-minute solo tour de force.
  • Casting director Claire Simon shines spotlight on Chicago's actors

     Casting director Claire Simon shines spotlight on Chicago's actors
    The local rapper/dietitian wasn't right for the role she was auditioning for — "Empire's" glamorous Tiana — and she had zero professional acting experience. But casting director Claire Simon says she saw talent, confidence and personality to...

    TV Picks: 'Community,' 'Decker,' 'Empire,' 'iZombie'

    TV Picks: 'Community,' 'Decker,' 'Empire,' 'iZombie'
    "Community" (Yahoo Screen, Tuesdays). The philosophical farce that put the meta in metacomedy is back, but not on NBC, which has washed its corporate hands of the sort of cerebral yet not unfeeling sitcoms with which it once lined its Thursday nights....

    Hits like 'Empire' signal major shift in look of network TV

    Hits like 'Empire' signal major shift in look of network TV
    Diversity sells. That's the takeaway from the 2014-2015 network TV season. And as a result, primetime network television, the largest stage in American popular culture, is never going to be as white again. From "Empire" on Fox to "How to Get Away with...

    Capsule reviews of midseason shows

    Capsule reviews of midseason shows
    Scarcely have the holidays departed, the last bite of figgy pudding or sip of egg nog cycled through our system, the last present sorted for use or reuse, than the winter television season comes crashing down upon us, laden with gifts of its own. Yes,...