| Sep 26, 2014
| 8:21 AM
Jeff and Spencer Tweedy released "Sukierae," their debut album as Tweedy, last Tuesday. They've started touring and will be at the Calvin Theatre in Northampton, Mass. tomorrow night. (I interviewed Spencer about the album and tour; read the interview...
| Apr 7, 2015
| 4:45 AM
George Takei wears a fitted white spacesuit, vinyl boots and stoic expression as he stands before a green screen in a Hollywood production facility.
He's laser-focused as he faces the cameras, but when he unleashes his lines on a Monday afternoon, it'...
| Apr 3, 2015
| 8:28 AM
Nick Offerman and Judd Apatow will both appear in an upcoming Chicago festival — that does not have "Laughs" or "Comedy" in its title. Instead, "Humanities." The two funnymen are spring presenters for the Chicago Humanities Festival, according to...
| Mar 25, 2015
| 10:00 PM
As brown liquor glides into a tumbler and cocaine sprinkles onto a glass surface, the scene could be any (cliché) pre-party for an artist waiting to take the stage. Then the guy applies a hair piece and squeezes in his gut with Velcro, and it’s...
| Mar 8, 2015
Mark Morris Dance Group's new staging of the Handel opera "Acis and Galatea" and a world premiere by performance artist Taylor Mac will be among the highlights for the 20th annual International Festival of Arts & Ideas to be held this June in New Haven....
| Feb 22, 2015
In talking to Luke Macfarlane, the TV, film and stage actor, about furniture making, which is just one of his passions, you also get a window into his art, and his life.
Listen to him talk about how he approaches woodworking — with knowledge and...
| Feb 25, 2015
| 1:33 PM
A story about people who love one another made by people who clearly love one another, "Parks and Recreation" ended its seven-season, zigzag run through prime time Tuesday night on NBC. In the final shot, star Amy Poehler, as public servant Leslie Knope,...
| Feb 25, 2015
| 8:15 AM
After seven seasons, "Parks and Recreation" bid farewell on NBC on Tuesday night with a series finale that leapt forward in time to show how things turned out for the gang from Pawnee, Ind. (To anyone who has ever watched this upbeat series, it should...
| Feb 25, 2015
| 6:33 AM
"Parks and Recreation" always made the fine art of creating great television comedy look easy. For seven seasons the NBC series set an impossibly high benchmark, and now leaves the air without any true peer on network TV.
That it never attracted a...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 5:00 AM
Let us now praise "Parks and Recreation," which ends Tuesday night in an effervescence of heart and hope, proof positive that success and significance are not always measured in gold, statuary or otherwise.
The show that gave us Leslie Knope (Amy...
| Feb 23, 2015
| 8:00 PM
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