| Jun 17, 2014
| 5:24 PM
The O.J. Simpson case, which began to unfold 20 years ago this month, was a blip — a significant one, but a blip — in Barry Scheck's legal career. Scheck is now better known as co-founder of the Innocence Project, the not-for-profit...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 12:51 PM
William Petersen, the actor with longtime roots on the Chicago stage, is to appear this summer at the Steppenwolf Theatre in a two-person show about a teenager and her reculsive uncle in Costa Rica.
Titled "Slowgirl" and penned by Greg Pierce, it will...
| May 8, 2014
| 12:17 PM
Films about drug addiction tend to have a punishing quality. Even the good ones. I'm thinking of "Drugstore Cowboy" and "Requiem For a Dream," "Trainspotting" and "The Man with the Golden Arm." Full-blown drug addiction is bleak. Why would an honest movie...
| Oct 2, 2013
Mark Fajardo's first weeks in the very public job of Los Angeles County coroner coincided with the deaths of two TV actors — one from "That '70s Show" and another from "Rizzoli & Isles" — and the toxicology report from the car-crash death of...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 8:59 AM
Finally! A romantic comedy that works. And not just because of Shakespeare.
There's a disarming home-movie vibe to adapter/director Joss Whedon's small-scale, black-and-white contemporary version of "Much Ado About Nothing." He shot it in 12 days in his...
| Jul 9, 2011
| 8:56 PM
If Casey Anthony had been tried 30 years ago in that same Orange County courtroom, she probably would be facing a death sentence today instead of the few measly years she spent awaiting trial.
The 25-year-old mother who last week slipped out of a...
| May 17, 2012
| 5:46 AM
When the CBS television series "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" was in expansion mode, it was fun to think about a potential "CSI: Orlando." Surely, the writers could work up murder mysteries using distinctive elements of The City Beautiful, such as the...
| Jul 22, 2014
Fifteen years ago in San Diego, IDW wasn’t publishing comics and Comic-Con drew about 45,000 people. How times have changed. […]...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 4:45 PM
THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED A SECOND TIME: “Survivor” continues to show surprising ratings power. The CBS reality contest topped the ratings Wednesday night in the Orlando TV market. Nationally, “Modern Family” was the night's most-...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 4:46 PM
With the election results in, we return to our regular programming and the big shows of the November ratings period. A few highlights: 1. “Survivor: Philippines” will conclude its current season Dec. 16 on CBS. But there's a lot of game to...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 4:47 PM
At Thanksgiving, your thoughts may not turn to crime, horror and Simon Cowell sniping at inferior singers. But that's what television has in store for you Wednesday night. There are a few exceptions. “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” plays at 8...