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  • Antaeus Company doubles up 'King Lear'

    Antaeus Company doubles up 'King Lear'
    If "King Lear" has a moral, it's that if you're lucky enough to have a kingdom, it's probably not a good idea to divide it in two. The Antaeus Company production that just opened in a 49-seat house in North Hollywood turns that wisdom upside down:...
  • Walk, don't run, in Pamplona

    Walk, don't run, in Pamplona
    Nestled into Spain's northern border, the historic city of Pamplona is internationally known for one thing: bulls. But to think Pamplona is worth the trip only to see men and women run for their lives during San Fermin (aka the Running of the Bulls...
  • Laurence Fishburne has found a joy supreme

    Laurence Fishburne has found a joy supreme
    The first thing you notice is the assured bearing and the deep, authoritative voice (this guy did play Morpheus, after all). Then the judicious observations, the strategic dropping of a timely anecdote, the eyes that calmly take your measure, like a...
  • 10 things you might not know about the U.S. Supreme Court

    10 things you might not know about the U.S. Supreme Court
    Chicago native John Paul Stevens is retiring from the U.S. Supreme Court, and at least four people with Chicago ties are in the running. There are Diane Wood and Ann C. Williams, who are federal appeals judges here, plus Merrick Garland, a Washington-...
  • The Harry's Bar Bellini, brought home

    The Harry's Bar Bellini, brought home
    As stone fruits come into the peak of their season, I'm obsessing over Bellinis. For the uninitiated, that would be the Venetian aperitivo of Prosecco with white peach juice. The original was invented by Giuseppe Cipriani at Harry's Bar in Venice (not the...
  • 25 movies added to National Film Registry

    25 movies added to National Film Registry
    From the MIchael Sragow Gets Reel blog: Today the Library of Congress announced 25 more selections for the National Film Registry. The Registry is designed to highlight the American cinema's broad social-cultural significance as well as mark its key...
  • The greatest pitcher who never was

    The greatest pitcher who never was
    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...
  • McCain's Democratic, Indy crew

     
    by Mark Silva In 2000, there was a group known as Democrats for Bush. It wasn't a big group, but they made their point, and a lot of them got appointments after Bush won the White House. Now, with apologies......
  • Jimmie Fidler in Hollywood, Aug. 31, 1940

     
    Aug. 31, 1940: Paulette Goddard, who couldn't afford the loss, dropped seven pounds during her "Second Chorus" dances with Fred Astaire, Jimmie Fidler says. And Hedda Hopper (I know you have been missing her!) says Orson Welles filmed every scene in “...
  • Terry Gilliam’s bad luck with “Don Quixote” continues

     
    The unluckiest filmmaker of them all, Terry Gilliam, has run into financing problems that have stopped his re-started film “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote” in its tracks. Considering the disasters that have befallen this project over the...
  • Wednesday's Highlights: 'Psych' on USA

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of Sept. 5 – 11 in PDF format This week's TV Movies Weekly TV Listings can also be downloaded here MYSTERY WOMAN: Franka Potente (“The Bourne Identity”) guest stars on the......