| Sep 1, 2011
| 4:39 PM
Richard “Dazed and Confused” Linklater has announced plans for “College Republicans,” a movie about the political awakening of Bush adviser and GOP guru Karl Rove. Linklater, a Texan himself, directed “School of Rock”...
| Sep 13, 2011
| 4:35 PM
The state of Veracruz in Mexico wants to change its penal code to apply a lower charge against the jailed Twitter and Facebook users accused of terrorism for spreading unconfirmed rumors of an attack on local schools (link in Spanish). A proposed change...
| Sep 18, 2011
| 9:34 PM
Crisp autumn temperatures and colorful fall foliage create an idyllic setting no matter where you travel. So why waste valuable time and money traveling to …...
| Sep 19, 2011
| 4:40 AM
From the lofty perch of this magazine or that one, most notably The New Yorker, Pauline Kael presided over the Golden Age of Film Criticism, producing essay length appreciations of individual films, filmmakers and actors, or bemoaning the state of...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 7:10 AM
Photo by Jim Newberry
THURSDAY 06: JUNIOR BOYS
Bardot will celebrate the second anniversary of its Living Room Sessions concert series with a performance by Canadian electro-pop duo Junior Boys (pictured above). The Boys — Jeremy Greenspan and...
| Oct 13, 2011
| 9:00 PM
Director and actor Orson Welles once said, "If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story."
Of course, the story of Occupy Wall Street and the movement it's sparking across the nation is just beginning to be written....
| May 30, 2011
It's ironic that a book that looks to pull back the curtain on decades of conspiracy theories about UFOs and Nevada's infamous Area 51 may, in the end, become best remembered for launching yet another conspiracy theory.
The book is "Area 51: An...
| Jun 8, 2011
| 3:09 PM
What a difference a few hours makes!
When stories started pouring out of Hardin, Texas about dozens of bodies supposedly buried in a mass grave that was enough to send people on an insatiable information tailspin.
After the dust settled 70 miles east of...
| Jul 28, 2011
Nicholas Ray faced a roomful of film students. They had come to learn from the director who'd made James Dean an icon in "Rebel Without a Cause" and a gunslinger of Joan Crawford in the distaff western "Johnny Guitar." Ray began a mock exercise in filming...
| Nov 1, 2010
| 9:17 PM
HUNTINGTON BEACH — No passersby recognized him, but I didn't find that surprising.
They were too busy hustling to and from the last day of Oktoberfest celebrations at the Old World Village. But a few stopped momentarily to hear the group of five...
| Apr 1, 2011
Joe Berton was the greatest pitcher to ever climb a mound. And today, Joe Berton, a retired schoolteacher who lives in Oak Park and is 57 and Ichabod Crane spindly and does not swivel heads anymore, is a footnote to sports history. No, that's not quite...