| Jan 13, 2014
Like a creature in a director's cut of "Where the Wild Things Are," Daphne Guinness perches atop Alexander McQueen's armadillo-shaped shoes, in a nude body stocking with Elizabethan ruff around her neck, a jester's cap on her head and black silk fringe...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 1:10 PM
U2, Pharrell Williams and Karen O -- names more befitting of Grammy nominations than the Oscars -- are among the contenders for the Academy Award for original song. Here, the heavy-hitters are all underdogs, as they will have to vie for Oscar gold on...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 4:30 AM
A human corpse is on the receiving end of much of the so-called humor in "God's Pocket," but it's the movie that feels dead on arrival, a strained and tedious pileup of small-town stupidity that might more honestly have been titled "Sad Sacks 'R' Us."...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 2:50 PM
Monica Snodgrass was a brave woman to invite more than two dozen 7-year-olds into her home for her son’s birthday party. But with spot-on entertainment planned, it wasn’t the headache one might envision. The Clarksville mother of three had...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 9:00 AM
At the moment, "Maleficent" and its evil queen are burning up the big screen, and over on HBO, "Game of Thrones" and its Mother of Dragons are on fire too. Sequels to 2012's "Snow White and the Huntsman" and 2010's "Alice in Wonderland" are due in...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 8:32 PM
In the movie equivalent of hitting a home run on a first at-bat, Spike Jonze won the Academy Award for original screenplay on Sunday for “Her,” the first feature film script he wrote on his own.
Jonze’s sci-fi romantic dramedy...
| Feb 28, 2014
Oscar-nominated or not, a screenplay remains a halfway thing until it goes before the cameras. Similarly, a movie is only a movie until the post-screening discussion, whether that discussion takes place in your head, alone, or with strangers in a room. At...
| Feb 20, 2014
Each year, Tinley Park officials call for proposals from artists to create special benches for Oak Park Avenue, the downtown's main street.
Now entering its 11th year, Benches on the Avenue is one of the village's most beloved traditions, according to...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Last week's disqualification of "Alone Yet Not Alone" from Oscar's best song category is the latest in a series of scandals and head-scratchers that have plagued the music Oscars for years.
It's only the second time in four decades that a music...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Spike Jonze's idiosyncratic risk-taking has been rewarded with broad acclaim throughout his career, including two Directors Guild of America nods and four Oscar nominations (three this year alone for "Her"). Still, he's not immune to doubt.
| Feb 11, 2014
| 5:30 AM
The musical lineup will be characteristically ambitious and wide-ranging throughout the Los Angeles Philharmonic's 2014-15 season, which is being announced Tuesday. And Walt Disney Concert Hall audiences will find increasing amounts of stimuli for the...