| Feb 21, 2013
**1/2 (out of four)
In the imaginary, low-budget moviemaking handbook, there are 10 chapters on stories about money-starved small towns and resourceful kids forced to confront their positions without a reliable parent for support.
| Mar 21, 2013
| 12:17 PM
Author Stephen King and his wife, Tabitha, have pledged to donate $3 million to their library in Bangor, Maine.
The pledge is contingent upon the library raising $6 million from other sources. Let's hope there are other willing donors in the region --...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 7:29 AM
It's difficult to tell who should be more excited NBC officially picked up “Chicago Fire” for a second season Friday: The cast and crew of the firefighter drama or the Illinois Film Office.
The good news allows the Dick Wolf-produced show to...
| May 7, 2013
| 7:15 PM
Prolific character actor James Whitmore appeared in countless films ("The Asphalt Jungle," "The Shawshank Redemption") and TV series ("The Twilight Zone") in his six -decade career, earning Oscar nominations for 1949's "Battleground" and 1975's "Give...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 4:16 AM
As the Ravens packed their bags Sunday night in the locker room and took inventory of their season after a narrow loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, linebacker Terrell Suggs declared the defending Super Bowl champions were in a "state of emergency."
| Oct 29, 2013
| 3:34 PM
I am being held hostage by a 4-foot-tall emotional terrorist who has been lecturing me for days about not using my "mad voice." I'm losing hope in the face of his expert interrogation techniques, which often include tears, puppy dog eyes and...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 5:48 AM
Tree's profile is growing more rapidly than even his name would suggest.
The 29-year-old Chicago rapper/producer earned a coveted slot at the Pitchfork Music Festival on the strength of his newest mixtape, "Sunday School II: When Church Lets Out," and...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 6:40 PM
Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler pushed a novel solution Monday for closing what he called the "revolving door" of ex-offenders returning to prisons.
Give inmates tablet computers.
As Gansler envisions it, the proposal would help offenders...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 4:23 PM
Do not underestimate the intensity of a high school senior at the end of the athletic season, trying to extend his or her prep career as long as possible.
For Corona del Mar High senior Karsten Sigband, the end of the girls' soccer season means just a...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 10:05 AM
The cinematographers of "12 Years a Slave," "Captain Phillips," "The Grandmaster" and "Gravity" were among seven nominees announced Wednesday morning for the 27th American Society of Cinematographers Awards.
"Inside Llewyn Davis," "Nebraska" and...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 5:59 PM
From the land that gave the cinema world Greta Garbo and Ingrid Bergman comes a plan for pressuring filmmakers to correct decades of gender stereotyping and sexism.
Four independent Swedish cinemas, in collaboration with the state-funded Swedish Film...