| May 10, 2011
| 4:37 PM
An audience favorite at several film festivals, “The First Grader” is about an 84 year old Kenyan who fights and fights to get into a primary school so that he can learn to read. Naomie Harris is among the stars, and the director of “The...
| May 24, 2011
| 4:38 PM
“The First Grader” is an earnest and well-intentioned if somewhat emotionally dry drama about one man's pursuit of redemption and an education, a Kenyan who sought to enroll in school to learn to read in his 80s. This “inspired by a...
| May 26, 2011
| 4:37 PM
“Kung Fu Panda 2″ is faring better with critics this weekend than the other sequel hitting theaters Thursday. The original film had striking, contrasting animation (Po's fantasies are in 2D cell style, the rest of the film in CG). The sequel...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 4:44 PM
Morrissey's credits include the "Masterpiece" productions of "South Riding" and "Sense and Sensibility." He had a guest role in "Doctor Who." He acted in the British series "State of Play," "Meadowlands," "The Deal" and "Blackpool."...
| May 27, 2012
As life seems to slow to a snail’s pace during summer’s languorous days, it’s the perfect time to indulge in reading. Thrillers and spooky tales provide a particular chill on a torpid evening. Light and breezy reads are the perfect...
| 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...
| 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 23, 2010
Our book group meets in the Western suburbs. It has been going for 7 years now, and we have a very diverse group- a mix of ages, from 20s to 60s, and various career backgrounds (social work, education, psychology, writing/editing, nannying, medicine,...
| Aug 23, 2010
One thing to know about our book club: We meet every other month, rotating at a different family member’s house. The host provides a buffet dinner and if possible attempts to reflect something of the book in the menu. Occasionally, we dress in theme...
| Aug 10, 2010
| 2:03 PM
Update: Actress Scarlett Johansson has sold her walled and gated Spanish villa in the Hollywood Hills for $4 million, public records show.
The restored and remodeled house, built in 1931, has a period-style kitchen with original tile, a maid's quarters...
| Aug 14, 2010
"Twilight" star Peter Facinelli and his wife, actress Jennie Garth, are hoping for a bite on the $5,995,000 home they have listed in Toluca Lake.
The Paul Williams traditional house, built in 1937, was once the home of country singer and actor Tex Ritter...