| Oct 29, 2013
| 7:21 AM
After the coffee. Before finally starting Dave Eggers' new book.
The Skinny: Tough night for St. Louis as the Cardinals and Rams lost. Don't count the Cards out. If anyone can win two on the road, it's them. Tuesday's Morning Fix includes a look at...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 8:13 AM
The female-comedy renaissance epitomized by "Bridesmaids" added a new notch to its holster this weekend with the success of "The Heat."
Featuring slapstick physical comedy and a plot involving a mysterious Keyser Soze-like drug dealer (I'll admit I...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 7:15 AM
After the coffee. Before gearing up for yet another TV press tour.
The Skinny: I caught up on the last two episodes of CBS's "Under the Dome" over the weekend. I've decided viewers needs to watch "Under the Dome" as if they were watching "Sharknado."...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Take the sex out of "Sex and the City" and transplant the action to Shanghai, and you'll have Guo Jinming's squeaky-clean "Tiny Times," in which four friends with a love of fur dresses and impossible heels swoon over boys. In deference to its...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 4:00 AM
James Gandolfini, the Emmy-winning actor who swaggered his way to fame as the murderous, clinically depressed mob boss on HBO's groundbreaking drama "The Sopranos," died Wednesday on vacation in Rome. He was 51.
The cause was a heart attack or stroke,...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 3:34 PM
Sarah Jessica Parker couldn't help but wonder what it would be like to collaborate with footwear designer Manolo Blahnik, and Carrie Bradshaw would be shaking in her sky-high boots right about now. (Cue Bradshaw yelp of excitement!)
The "Sex and the...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 8:00 AM
BEIJING — Eva Jin isn't the only female director making waves in China. This year alone, Zhao Wei's "So Young" made nearly $115 million and Xue Xiaolu's "Finding Mr. Right" took in $85 million.
Shaoyi Sun, a professor of film and TV at Shanghai...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 6:00 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — Samsung Electronics Co. struck social media gold when Oscars host Ellen DeGeneres used one of its smartphones to take what has now become the world's most famous selfie.
DeGeneres never mentioned Samsung, a major Academy Awards...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 12:26 PM
By the time "Parlour Car" reaches the end of its epic, three-hour anniversary show at Bar Deville in the Ukrainian Village last Thursday, nearly 20 of Chicago's best comics have taken turns slinging their finest jokes to a packed house, bite-size pieces...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 2:32 PM
LONDON — The early months of a new year tend to be something of a frozen tundra for London theater — but 2014 has already seen some green shoots and the spring season looks set to be lush.
That said, the best of the openings so far have been...
| May 6, 2014
| 10:56 AM
Ladies and gentleman, unleash your hoop skirts! Big ball gowns, super-long tailcoats and a return to formalwear were on full display at Monday night's Metropolitan Museum of Art's annual Costume Institute Gala in New York City.
The Met Gala honored...