| May 21, 2015
| 7:10 AM
Because of his role as a single dad on the long-running ABC sitcom "Full House" and his concurrent hosting of "America's Funniest Home Videos," Bob Saget seemed squeaky clean to millions of Americans — especially those who had never seen his...
| May 19, 2015
| 10:06 AM
The American Visionary Art Museum's "Flicks From the Hill" free outdoor movie series will begin July 9 with "Jaws" and end seven weeks later with "The Wizard of Oz."
This marks the 11th year AVAM will sponsor the series, featuring family-friendly...
| May 18, 2015
| 6:42 AM
A lot of red noses have been passing through Walgreens stores, and it has nothing to do with spring allergy season.
The Deerfield-based drugstore chain has seen a run on comical red foam noses, which it has been selling in advance of the inaugural Red...
| May 15, 2015
| 2:16 PM
Pauly Shore has been there and back. The son of Comedy Store founder Mitzi Shore and comedian Sammy Shore rose to fame in the ‘90s with his own MTV series, “Totally Pauly,” and big-screen hits such as “Encino Man.” More...
| May 1, 2015
| 7:16 PM
A whispered word of dialogue — "Silencio!" — had just ended David Lynch's "Mulholland Dr.," and Logan Crow waited in the lobby to greet an audience that probably hadn't been perplexed by the dark, cerebral film.
The attendees who filed out...
| Apr 30, 2015
| 5:40 PM
Kevin Pollak's broad survey of stand-up, "Misery Loves Comedy," opens with the provocative question often raised after Robin Williams' suicide last year: What is it about comedy that attracts so many deeply unhappy people?
Maybe Pollak thought that...
| Apr 23, 2015
| 11:01 AM
This may be the extra 38 minutes of "sexy as hell" Ryan Phillippe footage talking, but organizer Mark Gilbert says there's much to like about this year's rebranded Miami and Fort Lauderdale Gay and Lesbian Film Festival.
As some 75 LGBT-centric films...
| Apr 22, 2015
| 2:17 PM
The latest, and last, in a series of world premieres in this year's Pacific Playwrights Festival at South Coast Repertory is a calculated mixture of elements from outer space and inner turmoil, a mesmerizing experience called "Mr. Wolf."
| Apr 20, 2015
| 2:39 PM
By Hollywood standards, Robin Williams created an uncommonly sophisticated, tax-efficient estate plan before his tragic death by suicide in August 2014.
It appeared almost beyond dispute, with a real-estate holding trust and at least one other trust,...
| Apr 3, 2015
| 9:00 AM
"They keep waking me up!"
A sleepy audience member actually said this, midperformance, during a Chicago production of the play "Faulkner's Bicycle" in 2001. The actors onstage, one gathers, were interfering with the guy's nap.
When I asked actors from...
| Mar 1, 2015
| 1:40 PM
Fans of the Disney 1992 hit film "Aladdin" can get wishes granted by seeing the Northbrook Junior High School interpretation of "Aladdin Jr."
Four shows from March 4-7 feature the talents of an estimated 80 students. That number includes...