| Jul 19, 2012
I recently attended a lecture by a distinguished man of letters. A poet, novelist, playwright and literary critic, this man also edits journals, directs literary festivals, collaborates on documentary projects, teaches full time at a university and is...
| Jan 30, 2012
| 4:36 PM
The Screen Actors Guild should have created a "reality television" category this year so the Republican presidential debates could have taken home a prize at Sunday's SAG Awards, jokes David Horsey on Top of the Ticket. Certainly there are enough......
| Feb 23, 2012
| 8:40 AM
Club members are all colleagues at Infogix Inc., a software company in Naperville. Before we started our literary endeavor four years ago, we were a TV watching club. We would watch the show "24" and then discuss it over lunch. The writers'...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 5:33 PM
Marisol Nichols knows how to make people cry, but how to laugh? Well, she's been working on that.
Best known for her dramatic work in such series as "24," "The Gates" and "Blind Justice," the 38-year-old actress has been stretching her comedic muscles in...
| Mar 11, 2012
| 11:07 AM
After weeks of partisan sniping, the public finally gets to judge HBO's Sarah Palin docudrama "Game Change" for itself this weekend. But the campaign for more politics as TV drama has only begun.
Aaron Sorkin's"The West Wing"notwithstanding, prime-time...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 5:50 AM
As counterterrorist agent Jack Bauer in the hit Fox series "24," Kiefer Sutherland played a man who had to keep his feelings inside in order to save the world. In his new Fox series, "Touch" -- which had a preview on Jan. 25 and has its regular time-...
| Jan 8, 2012
Kiefer Sutherland runs through a packed Grand Central Station, dodging bystanders and scanning the crowd for suspicious activity. The minutes fly by — seen in frequent close-ups of ticking clocks — drawing closer to a potentially explosive...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 12:21 PM
Today is the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the second-most-recognized symbol of our national shame (after the abuses at Abu Ghraib in Iraq). The prison represents a time when we let fear, rather...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 11:43 AM
Sometimes, if you go looking for magic, you may find it. Then the problem is -- what do you do with it next?
On Tuesday, Feb. 7, ABC premieres "The River," a drama series starring Bruce Greenwood ("Star Trek," "John From Cincinnati") as Emmet Cole, a...
| Jan 28, 2012
| 4:31 PM
Love 'The Simpsons'but hate your good health? Then Fox has cooked up an event catered specifically to you.
In celebration of the 500th episode of "The Simpsons," the network is sponsoring a fan marathon of all 500 episodes of the series, in order, all at...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 3:06 PM
Has Jack Bauer gone soft? You could think so if you watch the sneak peek airing of Kiefer Sutherland's new drama, "Touch" (8 p.m. Wednesday, Fox; 2.5 stars).
Sutherland, who for eight seasons starred in Fox's "24," is so identified with badass spy...