| Apr 5, 2012
| 4:39 PM
The American Cinematheque's Aero Theatre is going rabid for rabbits Easter Sunday -- just don't expect the Easter Bunny. The "hare"-raising evening begins with 1950's "Harvey," starring Jimmy Stewart in his Oscar-nominated performance as Elwood P. Dowd, a...
| Apr 19, 2012
| 4:39 PM
One of Hollywood' most venerable movie palaces, Grauman's Chinese Theatre, is celebrating its 85th birthday this year. And as part of the theater's celebrations, the Chinese is offering a "25 Cent Movie Mondays" series. The first movie screening this...
| Jun 14, 2011
| 1:49 PM
The title of this selection of film critic David Kehr's reviews for the Chicago Reader from 1974 to 1986 is a bit misleading. When, exactly, did films matter? It seems they mattered when what was said about them mattered, in “a period that saw the...
| Jan 6, 2011
| 8:31 AM
"Downton Abbey," a four-part, six-hour miniseries premiering Sunday, Jan. 9, on PBS' "Masterpiece Classic" (check local listings), is a fascinating hybrid, an instantly addictive, don't-bogart-the-popcorn soap opera draped in all the deluxe trappings of...
| Jan 27, 2011
| 6:19 AM
Education/Accreditations: •Graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in Theater and Performance •Studied and trained at the British American Drama Academy in Oxford, England Experience: Featured in Sports Illustrated, Sporting News, New York...
| May 18, 2012
| 9:41 AM
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Performed in a band during high school called 'Just Us', which consisted of a marimba, a congo drum, an acoustic guitar, and a stand-up bass played by another girl....
| Jan 13, 2012
| 11:32 AM
Stanley Kubrick's third feature was his first great film and remains to this day my favorite Kubrick movie (with the possible exception of “Dr. Strangelove”). It also captures the very essence of the film noir worldview, with only “...
| Feb 16, 2012
"Rampart" patrols some familiar streets, but this jarringly intimate study of a dirty Los Angeles cop sliding, crazily, down the drain has a distinctive new-cliche smell, pungent and alive. The story, which is more about observation than propulsion, suits...
| Sep 7, 2011
| 3:30 PM
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-...
| May 11, 2011
It's nothing but open space, and we should use it!! What I propose is a Texas size, world class indoor zip line park.
I envision different lines at different heights that go from one side to the other and take you to different looking foliage..maybe even...
| Aug 15, 2010
Red Hook Road
Doubleday: 344 pp., $25.95
Ayelet Waldman is a worrier. Because she is the mother of four children, ages 7 to 16, that shouldn't be surprising. Her last book, "Bad Mother," a work of nonfiction, outlined many of...