| 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...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 3:15 PM
"That Awkward Moment," starring Zac Efron, Michael B. Jordan, Miles Teller and many beddable beauties, is technically about the moment when a woman wants the relationship to be something more and the guy walks away.
What "Awkward" is theoretically about...
| Jun 14, 2011
| 9:57 PM
On a recent Friday night, Hollywood Casino in Perryville whooped, shrieked and fluttered with the shrill din of thousands of slot machines at full blast. Crowds flitted from shiny penny slots to $1 machines, hoping to hit it big, or simply spend a night...
| Feb 2, 2013
In the late 1970s when Edward I. Koch won his first term as mayor of New York, the city was in shambles, its coffers and confidence sapped by financial crises and a paralyzing blackout. It needed a fighter and found one in Koch, a well-practiced pol...
| Apr 24, 2011
Summer and the City
A Carrie Diaries Novel
HarperCollins/Balzer & Bray: 409 pp., $18.99 ages 14 and up
For women of a certain age, Carrie Bradshaw and her "Sex and the City" pals are surrogate friends — lovable yet flawed...
| May 3, 2011
| 1:16 PM
With her active careers in film and stage, it would take a unique project to make Laura Linney commit to an ongoing television role these days ... and she found one in this seriocomic Showtime series, which earned her a Golden Globe Award for its first...
| May 17, 2011
| 6:00 AM
ABC on Tuesday announced its 2011-12 prime time schedule that includes 13 new shows, seven of which will premiere this fall. Among the new entries is "Pan Am," adrama about pilots and flight attendants set in the 1960s (everyone seems to be creating their...
| Jun 22, 2011
| 11:00 AM
"The first season was really about her being in denial. This season is about her getting angry."
So says Laura Linney in resuming her Golden Globe Award-winning portrayal of wife, mother, teacher and cancer patient Cathy Jamison as the Showtime comedy-...
| Aug 2, 2011
| 11:12 AM
If you are anything like me, you're jonesing for TNT's "SouthLAnd" to return and any news about the outstanding police drama's fourth season is welcome.
But the network's announcement that the fabulous Lucy Liu will guest star throughout the season as...
| Aug 29, 2011
| 7:09 AM
The Chase brother worth rooting for — no, not the handsome one with the blank look stapled to his face — will finally get his payday. With the help of Andrew Dice Clay, Johnny Drama stood up to the network and made them cave to their actors'...