| Oct 3, 2014
| 2:30 AM
BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Chris Marquette was born in Stuart, Fla., today in 1984. This birthday guy co-starred as Adam Rove on "Joan of Arcadia" from 2003-2005 and has appeared on episodes of "Hawaii Five-O," House M.D." and "Criminal Minds." Marquette has...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 9:52 AM
Welcome to Questions of Characters, the column that puts a name to some of the most familiar faces in movies, on television, the stage and commercials who either hail from Chicago or have spent enough time here to consider it home.
Name: Amy Landecker...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Amazon's "Transparent" is getting rave reviews for its honest depiction of an adult father coming out as transgender to his grown children, with Variety's Brian Lowry, among others, praising the strong writing and performances.
That authenticity was...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Many things have changed about television lately, but murder still makes the world go 'round.
An astonishing variety of characters, environments and scenarios can be wrapped around the sturdy framework of a crime/legal procedural and coaxed into bloom....
| Apr 22, 2014
| 10:29 AM
"Black Box" is an awful title for a not-much-better show -- another "physician, heal thyself" drama, in which bipolar disorder becomes a license to flights of visual fancy and periodic bouts of overacting. The series will inhabit an ABC Thursday lineup...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 6:15 AM
"House" meets "Homeland" and goes dancing with "Grey's Anatomy" on the new ABC "medical" drama, "Black Box," a show so deeply flawed and absurdly derivative you will wonder if you, like the main character, are experiencing a manic episode.
| Apr 24, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Very few shows could pull off a homage to the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman without seeming exploitative, sensational or culturally carnivorous. Only one could do it in the middle of an episode dealing with a bunch of missing anthrax and Garret...
| May 28, 2014
| 7:53 AM
Now that the Kim Kardashian/Kanye West wedding extravaganza is behind us, we can look ahead to the George Clooney/Amal Almuddin wedding, scheduled for September. It might be in as notable a location as the Kimye affair, which was split between...
| May 31, 2014
| 6:30 AM
To put Hugh Laurie's two albums in the context with which he's most associated, 2011's "Let Them Talk" was like the pilot episode of a television series: With handsomely arranged renditions of standards such as "After You've Gone" and "St. James...
| May 14, 2014
| 6:49 AM
CBS for next fall has lined up Tea Leoni as the U.S. secretary of state, a thriller about stalking and a comedy about sports-crazed Boston family.
The most-watched network will add four dramas and one sitcom to start the season:
| May 16, 2014
| 6:50 PM
The Baltimore Sun was named Newspaper of the Year — and its Darkroom blog was recognized as the best among websites — by the Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Association on Friday.
The Sun has been chosen Newspaper of the Year eight times in the...