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  • Oscar nominees take a look back with 'New Nostalgia'

    Oscar nominees take a look back with 'New Nostalgia'
    A couple of years ago, Bruce Sheridan, chair of the film program at Columbia College, noticed a curious thing happening. A few of the film majors who interned on the Chicago production of "The Dark Knight" had started making their student films and, as...
  • With puppets and music, meeting Houdini through the eyes of a child

    Before he wrote the epic "Hugo"— which turned out pretty well, all in all — Brian Selznick penned a little illustrated book called "The Houdini Box," the tale of 10-year-old Victor, an aspiring magician who idealizes Harry Houdini but is,...
  • 'War Horse' will be in Chicago for Christmas

    'War Horse' will be in Chicago for Christmas
    "War Horse,"the hit West End and Broadway show based on the children's novel by Michael Morpurgo and famous for its puppet horses, will be in Chicago for Christmas. Broadway in Chicago announced Wednesday that the national touring production of the show,...
  • It's a Pawscar for Uggie the dog

    It's a Pawscar for Uggie the dog
    While "The Artist" is expected to do well at the Feb. 26 Oscars, the film has some new hardware for the mantle courtesy of its four-legged cast member. Uggie won a Pawscar. The Jack Russell terrier took home the prize on Thursday (Feb. 9) for "Best Scene...
  • Hippodrome's 2012-13 lineup: Presley to punk-rock

    Hippodrome's 2012-13 lineup: Presley to punk-rock
    The Hippodrome's 2012-2013 Broadway Series will have tried-and-true crowd pleasers such as "Wicked" and "Beauty and the Beast" alongside newer musicals "American Idiot" and "Billy Elliot." "From a consumer perspective, this is a juggernaut season,"...
  • Oscar voters aren't always who you might think

    Oscar voters aren't always who you might think
    Which two of these four entertainment names — Woody Allen, George Lucas, Meat Loaf, Erik Estrada — are members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences? It'd be understandable if you guessed Allen and Lucas: The directors made such...
  • Oscars 2012: All eyes on Billy Crystal, Sacha Baron Cohen and, yes, nominees

    Oscars 2012: All eyes on Billy Crystal, Sacha Baron Cohen and, yes, nominees
    Is silence truly golden? Can George Clooney's tears bring Oscar happiness? Will Billy Crystal's yuks play as well as they did eight years ago? And could the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the first time bestow acting statuettes on two...
  • Crashing the Oscars

    The Oscars are serious — important people making important, relevant, thought-provoking movies about race, marital relations, horses and Owen Wilson seeing dead Parisians. The dresses and jewelry are beyond fancy. The tuxes are bespoke. Sidney...
  • Take your seats for these tryouts and Chicago productions

     Take your seats for these tryouts and Chicago productions
    How important are pre-Broadway tryouts and dedicated Chicago productions to Chicago's cultural economy? Very. Especially since the business of touring theater has changed so very much. As Lou Raizin, Broadway in Chicago's savvy president, well knows,...
  • World View: The French connection

    I couldn't help myself on Oscar night. The spectacle of Hollywood congratulating itself for another year of films tilting toward the lackluster tends to nauseate me. Whenever Tinseltown's big night swings around, I reach for the remote to turn off the...
  • The Actors: Tom Hiddleston's memorable ride

    The Actors: Tom Hiddleston's memorable ride
    These have been scrapbook seasons for Tom Hiddleston — over the last two years the 30-year-old British actor has worked with directors Steven Spielberg, Woody Allen, Kenneth Branagh, Terence Davies and Joss Whedon — but there is one snapshot...