| 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...
| Jan 17, 2011
Actress Susannah York became a star in the 1960s with performances in several high-profile films such as 1969's "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?" for which she received an Academy Award nomination. But she fought to be noticed for more than her striking...
| 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...
| 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-...
| Aug 22, 2011
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.
| Nov 4, 2011
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-...
| Feb 24, 2009
| 4:30 PM
Andy is back. Yes, Andy. Who left. Moved back to the Evil Empire in California. Tried his hand at a couple of sitcoms - one of 'em, per my recollection, pretty good. Learned about the cold cruel fate of......
| Nov 6, 2009
| 4:33 PM
Following Tuesday's announcement of Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin as co-hosts of the Oscars, Gold Derby noted that when the academy used multiple hosts most recently, there was at least one woman in the mix. So, we wondered, why aren't these two male...
| Dec 16, 2009
| 4:32 PM
Normally, celebrity sightings aren't Culture Monster's mÃ©tier. Frankly, they're too commonplace and just a bit dÃ©classÃ© for a culture blog. But truth be told, we never say never, and as such, we couldn't resist following up on a recent sighting......