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  • 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...
  • Ang Lee to direct FX pilot “Tyrant” — and other big-time directors who have gone to TV

     
    Not many people expected Ang Lee to take home the Best Director trophy at the Academy Awards last month for Life of Pi. He's defying expectations yet again with his follow-up project, a pilot for FX called Tyrant, scheduled to shoot this summer. Tyrant...
  • Lounging with Lyle Lovett: Country maverick talks about career, new disc, more

     
    In his 30-year career, Lyle Lovett has gotten pretty much whatever he wanted. He’s played with virtually any top artist he’s sought to – touring in recent years with visionary singer/songwriter John Hiatt. He’s had a half-dozen...
  • “M*A*S*H” turns 40: Our memories of “M*A*S*H”

     
    “Korea 1950 — a hundred years ago.” So went the first words to appear onscreen on M*A*S*H. Actually, it was only 40 years ago, but it’s still hard to believe that it’s been four decades since the pilot episode of the much-...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Comedian Jake Johannsen Makes with the Yuk Yuks!

    Comedian Jake Johannsen Makes with the Yuk Yuks!
    Jake Johannsen Tonight & Tomorrow Zanies – Chicago 312-337-4027 And… Saturday Zanies – Rosemont 847-813-0484 www.zanies.com With a subtle and intelligent comedic style, Jake Johannsen is quickly becoming one of the most...
  • 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...