| Jan 8, 2013
| 3:06 PM
Jan 08 (TheWrap.com) - Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" has already been the subject of criticism for its bloody violence and frequent use of the N-word, but now action figures from the film are causing the next wave of outrage.
| Feb 28, 2013
*** (out of four)
Many thrillers contain eerie, mysterious figures and a villain waiting for just the right time to strike. Not many thrillers grant attention to the unnerving crackle of an eggshell or, gulp, a young girl’s orgasmic fantasy about...
| Feb 28, 2013
RICHMOND — Spike Lee strolled into a VCU basketball practice last week. The renowned filmmaker, hoops maven and Reggie Miller foil was speaking on campus and wanted to check out coach Shaka Smart's Rams.
"All of a sudden it went from a good...
| Mar 9, 2013
| 3:49 PM
The room became dark at the Pantages Theater in Los Angeles, where Jay-Z lyrics in the song, "Ni**as In Paris," repeated loudly.
"Jackson, Tyson, Jordan, Game Six," looped on the sound system. And then just, "Tyson. Tyson. Tyson."
The crowd cheered...
| Mar 10, 2013
| 6:05 PM
If there was one ring in the world that I, a weakling theater critic, knew I could knock Mike Tyson out in, it was the Pantages Theatre, where "Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth" played this past weekend.
Tyson might have 100 pounds more muscle on him than I...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 9:48 PM
Treveon Graham scored 17 point as hot-shooting VCU beat Saint Joseph's 82-79 in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic 10 tournament Friday night in Brooklyn, N.Y.
The Rams, seeded second and ranked 25th by The Associated Press, made 11 3-pointers to build...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 12:33 PM
For even the most experienced performers, there’s an art to working in the spotlight alone.
It takes more than solid material, more than self-assurance and engaging stage presence. All of those elements are required, of course, along with...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 7:54 AM
Tonight is a tribute to Michael Jackson's "Bad" and the show starts with pros and the troupe performing to two of the album's "monster hits" — "Smooth Criminal" and "The Way You Make Me Feel." I wish we were getting a "Thriller? tribute instead of a...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 8:24 PM
Iron Mike is taking it on the road. Mike Tyson, the former world heavyweight champion, will bring his Broadway solo show, "Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth" to the Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph St., for a three-night stand from Feb. 15-17.
| Apr 2, 2013
| 7:21 AM
The latest show from the British director and South African puppeteers of Broadway’s award-winning “War Horse,” a premiere of a chamber opera based on a Chekhov short story, performance by Aaron Neville and the Kronos Quartet and talks...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 1:47 PM
This story originally ran in The Tribune's Arts & Entertainment section on April 19, 1998.
Movie critics Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert have co-hosted the weekly, nationally syndicated film review TV show “Siskel & Ebert” for the past 23 years,...