| Aug 5, 2014
| 2:38 PM
Just six weeks before the Midwest Wizard of Oz Festival was set to arrive in Orland Park, the organizers said it was moving to Tinley Park, although that was news to officials there.
The event's website last week said the festival celebrating the...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 2:19 PM
NEWINGTON -- The Lucy Robbins Welles Library will transform itself into the Emerald City Friday evening.
The library is celebrating the 75th anniversary of "The Wizard of Oz" with multiple screenings of the classic movie, costumes and snacks from 1939,...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 1:00 PM
To understand what's wrong with Hollywood today, you have to go back to the British philosopher and historian Sir Isaiah Berlin and his concept of the hedgehog and the fox.
Riffing off a fragment attributed to the ancient Greek poet Archilochus,...
| May 12, 2014
| 12:50 PM
Fans of the Wizard of Oz can safely skip this animated adaptation, which is based on the book Dorothy Of Oz by L. Frank Baum’s great grandson, Roger S. Baum. Directed by Will Finn and Daniel St. Pierre and produced by Summertime Entertainment, the...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 11:47 AM
"Breaking Bad" marathon (AMC, Friday through Monday). For those whose year has been marred by not being able to discuss "Breaking Bad" at cocktail parties, AMC brings you the parting gift of a series marathon, airing from noon each day, Friday through...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 3:35 PM
With the arrival of 2014 comes a new crop of local theater productions, four of which are chomping at the bit to get on stage this weekend.
Leading the pack from South Coast Repertory is "Trudy and Max in Love," by Zoe Kazan, which kicks off the year on...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 11:39 AM
Be prepared to fall in love all over again with “The Wizard of Oz.”
That’s how good the refurbished-from-the-1939-movie musical comedy is. It’s now in a dazzling run through Jan. 19 at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts....
| Jan 16, 2014
| 2:48 PM
Ruth Robinson Duccini, one of the last members of the troupe of diminutive actors who played Munchkins in the 1939 film classic "The Wizard of Oz," died Thursday after a brief illness at a hospice in Las Vegas, said her son, Fred Duccini. She was 95....
| Jan 16, 2014
| 10:39 PM
Ruth Duccini — who was just over 4 feet tall as an adult — went from Midwestern small-town life to being part of a troupe known and beloved by millions of people worldwide: She was one of the 124 Munchkins who appeared in the 1939 MGM...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 12:30 PM
The pages of Heavy Metal magazine have long held a soft spot in the hearts of Hollywood filmmakers, with the cult publication giving a voice to fans of science fiction and fantasy since the 1970s. Like every popular aging brand, however, Heavy Metal is...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 7:02 PM
It took a single church trip to the Dominican Republic when she was 16 to spawn a lifelong commitment to volunteerism for Molly Roach.
Now 24, she’s gone back every year with the La Crescenta Presbyterian Church to an impoverished community where...