| 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-...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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 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...
| 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...
| 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 24, 2012
| 12:31 PM
3.5 stars (out of 4)
It doesn’t seem possible, but Leonard Cohen’s voice sounds even deeper, darker, more foreboding than ever on his 12th studio album in 44 years, “Old Ideas” (Columbia). Cohen is 77, and he doesn’t...
| 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 “...
| Jun 22, 2008
Edward Anderson had a strange and sad career. He was born in Texas in 1905 and grew up in Oklahoma, serving his apprenticeship as a journalist on a small paper in Ardmore, Okla. Restless, he worked as a deckhand on a freighter, plied his fists as a...
| Aug 15, 2007
ON a balmy summer night, where do you take out-of-town friends more intent on seeing something of the Hollywood scene than trying the latest, greatest restaurant? To the most adult place on the Strip: Tower Bar at the Sunset Tower hotel. We commandeer...