| Jan 29, 2012
In recent months the name Mary Tyler Moore has been bandied about with unexpected regularity bordering on reckless abandon. This is not just because she recently made her first TV appearance in many moons on pal Betty White's show "Hot in Cleveland" or...
| Feb 8, 2012
| 8:36 AM
Frank Paul Vent was born in Detroit, Michigan on April 22, 1921. He passed away February 1st, 2012 from natural causes. Frank’s parents emigrated from Italy in the early 1900’s. From an early age, Frank discovered he had an natural ability to...
| Feb 17, 2012
| 1:25 PM
The new Disney presentation, "The Secret World of Arrietty," an animated feature from Studio Ghibli, promises to give new life to a classic children's book series that dates back to the early 1950s.
The movie is adapted from Mary Norton's "The Borrowers,...
| Jun 23, 2011
Bob Pease, 70, a prominent Silicon Valley engineer and author of several books on analog chip design, died Saturday evening when his car crashed into a tree in Saratoga, Calif., southwest of San Jose.
Pease, who was not wearing a seat belt while...
| Jul 8, 2011
| 12:41 PM
In its sophomore season, GLEE is a biting musical comedy that has quickly become a pop-culture phenomenon. This season’s No. 1 entertainment series among Teens and a Top 3 series among Adults 18-49 and 18-34 boasts critical acclaim, a loyal fan base...
| Aug 17, 2011
| 12:23 PM
I really despise the term “variety show” with all its kitschy “Sonny and Cher,” “Captain & Tenille” and “Carol Burnett Show” connotations. But how else to describe this week’s Chicago Live! lineup?...
| Sep 10, 2011
| 10:00 PM
You've seen "Antiques Roadshow" on public television … now welcome to "Antiques Homeshow," where this columnist tries to persuade himself that the dust-covered junk cluttering his house has some actual value!
Item No. 1: A vintage Coleman camp...
| Sep 27, 2011
The volume seemed to be turning up: Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings were moving away from acoustic austerity, growing comfortable rocking out. Their last album, "Soul Journey," saw these Nashville alt-folkies jolting their sound with electricity and a...
| Oct 10, 2011
Ann Christophersen, co-owner of Women and Children First bookstore in the Andersonville neighborhood, turned to Linda Bubon, her longtime business partner and scowled at the table that had been set up on a riser at the back of their store. The actress...
| Oct 11, 2011
| 12:43 PM
With a few shards of glass, tile and other discarded bits, Loring Cornish can re-create his world into a shimmering mosaic wonderland.
After growing up in Reservoir Hill and studying at Morgan State University, he has established himself as an artist,...
| Sep 7, 2011
| 8:35 PM
It slides so easily off the tongue: 9/11.
The terrorist attacks of a decade ago, which felt almost indescribable at the time, now occupy a compact place in our lexicon. If the hijackers had chosen a date that sounded more awkward out...