| Jun 27, 2010
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:...
| Jun 19, 2010
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...
| Jul 4, 2010
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...
| May 9, 2010
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-...
| Aug 5, 2010
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...
| Dec 29, 2010
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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...
| 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...
| Jun 14, 2008
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......
| Aug 31, 2010
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 â...
| Sep 7, 2010
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...
| Sep 7, 2010
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Sept. 5 â 11 in PDF format This week's TV Movies Weekly TV Listings can also be downloaded here MYSTERY WOMAN: Franka Potente (âThe Bourne Identityâ) guest stars on the......