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  • Tom Keith dies at 64; 'Prairie Home Companion' sounds master

    Tom Keith dies at 64; 'Prairie Home Companion' sounds master
    Tom Keith, who created an astounding array of captivating, hilarious, bawdy sounds and voices as longtime master of radio sound effects for Garrison Keillor's nationally syndicated "A Prairie Home Companion," has died. He was 64. Keith, who also co-...
  • 'Life Itself': Ebert autobiography a charming remembrance

    'Life Itself': Ebert autobiography a charming remembrance
    In his easygoing, candid and altogether charming autobiography, or, as he calls it, "Life Itself: A Memoir," Roger Ebert fails to mention me: The nights he and I had many drinks on the porch of his house on Dickens Street and elsewhere, the favorable in-...
  • Reza Badiyi dies at 81; prolific TV director

    Reza Badiyi dies at 81; prolific TV director
    Reza Badiyi, a prolific television director whose credits included "Get Smart" and "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" and who set a Directors Guild of America record for directing the most hours of episodic series television, has died. He was 81. Badiyi, who...
  • The story of the Oscars

    The story of the Oscars
    While it's true that there's only so much anyone can say about the Oscars, remember it can be said again and again. As a reader (and writer), I know by now that there are 10 abiding Oscar stories. Here they are, all in a single article: The history...
  • Q&A: Caitlin Rose

    Q&A: Caitlin Rose
    Growing up, Dallas-born, Nashville-raised singer-songwriter Caitlin Rose initially rebelled against her country roots. Well, maybe "rebellion" is too strong a term. "As a teenager I'd tell my parents, 'I'm going to play in a punk club and y'all stay...
  • Ben Davidson dies at 72; Oakland Raider, fixture in beer commercials

    Ben Davidson dies at 72; Oakland Raider, fixture in beer commercials
    Ben Davidson, an iconic face of the 1960s-era Oakland Raiders and later a popular fixture in Miller Lite TV commercials, has died. He was 72. Davidson, who had been receiving treatment for prostate cancer, died Monday night, former Raiders coach John...
  • DVD review: Kurosawa classic 'Rashomon' brushed up for Blu-ray

    DVD review: Kurosawa classic 'Rashomon' brushed up for Blu-ray
    It's not just that Akira Kurosawa's 1950 “Rashomon” brought Japanese film to the west; or that it introduced to us the young, rising Toshiro Mifune; or that its title has become the universal shorthand for the uncertainty of the truth, as seen...
  • Concert review: Leonard Cohen at Akoo Theatre

    Concert review: Leonard Cohen at Akoo Theatre
    With a fedora shadowing his eyes and a sharp suit accenting some spry dance steps, the 78-year-old Leonard Cohen played many roles Friday before a full house at the Akoo Theatre in Rosemont: gentleman caller, graying patriarch, undertaker, assassin,...
  • Where 'Homeland' fits on 'The Family Tree' of great TV drama

    When Henry Bromell won the Writers' Guild Award this year for scripting “The Good Soldier” episode of “Homeland,” he thanked Barry Levinson and Tom Fontana. Why, you might wonder, would this California screenwriter be thanking...
  • Judith Crist dies at 90; film critic 'most hated by Hollywood'

    Judith Crist dies at 90; film critic 'most hated by Hollywood'
    As one of America's most widely read and influential film critics from the 1960s through the '80s, Judith Crist was known for her often-caustic reviews that earned her a reputation as "the critic most hated by Hollywood." Director Billy Wilder once joked...
  • No walk in the park

    No walk in the park
    In 2008, when Malcolm Gladwell wrote a New Yorker essay called “Late Bloomers,” author Ben Fountain served as exhibit A. The story outlined how Fountain had given up a solid legal career to pursue writing. After 18 years — during which...