| Nov 27, 2013
| 3:00 PM
Katniss Everdeen, it turns out, is not the only person catching fire this fall. She's matched flame for flame by Nelson Mandela and his wife, Winnie, who burn with formidable fury in the sturdy biopic "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom."
It is the...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 3:46 PM
Author Philippa Gregory has built a career telling stories about English royalty, in novels like “The Other Boleyn Girl” and the so-called Cousins’ War trilogy, now adapted into a series, “The White Queen,” for Starz.
| Dec 24, 2013
*1/2 (out of four)
Is the subtitle in "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" really necessary? No one (I hope) is going to see the name "Mandela" in a movie title and expect to see, "Mandela: Five-Time Bowling Champion."
Unfortunately, those who do endure...
| Nov 26, 2013
Best of Cable TV 2013: Best Cable TV Shows, People, Movies, Moments And More That Charmed Us In 2013 21. Everybody Loves Ray The rich and famous can rest easy and be sleazy when they’ve got a fixer like Ray Donovan (Liev Schreiber) in their corner....
| Jul 31, 2013
In The White Queen, young woman is plucked from obscurity and suddenly thrust into the biggest spotlight possible. Now the center of attention for an entire nation, she must navigate her way through an entirely new level of existence, hoping the lofty...
| May 29, 2011
Complete Works and Correspondence
Edited by Janel Mueller
University of Chicago Press: 648 pp., $65
One of the difficulties of studying Tudor and medieval women is the silence they have left. Medieval people did not write nearly as much...
| Jan 17, 2012
| 10:27 AM
We all live in a unique neighborhood called Old Norwood Park on the city's far Northwest Side. All 11 members live within walking distance of one another. We have been meeting at each other's homes almost every month for five years.
Our meetings begin...
| Jan 17, 2012
| 11:19 AM
Our book club has been meeting for 10 years and is composed of 30-somethings with very busy lives. We hold our discussions at a different house each month. Most of us live in Chicago's south suburbs; a couple members live in the city.
When members don'...
| Jun 17, 2011
| 12:10 PM
Our club formed about nine years ago as a neighborhood group (in Lake Forest). Over the years, we have expanded our boundaries.
We meet about every six weeks in each other's homes and often match our food and decor to the theme of the book. We average 15...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 3:21 PM
AMC announced Friday that British actor David Morrissey will play The Governor in the network's hit series, "The Walking Dead."
The BAFTA Award nominee may be best known for his starring role in the original British series "State of Play" and for...
| Dec 19, 2012
On a recent night in New York, “Les Miserables” stars Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried and Samantha Barks re-purposed their singing skills for something less epic—karaoke.
“Amanda was attempting some rap and then halfway in she...