| Feb 11, 2015
| 5:30 AM
It isn't often that worlds collide with such tweet-sweet poetry as happened Tuesday with the consecutive announcements of Jon Stewart's retirement from "The Daily Show" and Brian Williams' six-month suspension from "NBC Nightly News."
One can only...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 10:14 AM
Wim Wenders has made a new foray into 3D with his drama "Every Thing Will Be Fine," which he got ready just in time for its premiere Tuesday at the Berlin International Film Festival.
The movie, starring James Franco, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Richard...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 5:33 PM
From the very first sentence, Oprah Winfrey loved what became her latest book club pick.
"I thought, 'Wow, this is so good I have to wait until I actually have the time to absorb the language,'" said Winfrey, during a recent telephone interview with...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 9:36 AM
I had the pleasure of interviewing Cheryl Strayed over the weekend at the Chicago Travel and Adventure Show, where hundreds of people packed the Rosemont Convention Center's makeshift auditorium to hear the "Wild" author share her thoughts on writing,...
| Jan 21, 2015
M. Gary Neuman did "Oprah" when she had her talk show and he's a regular on "Today" with Kathie Lee & Hoda.
In fact, if you Google the Miami Beach psychotherapist, [and an ordained but not practicing rabbi] you'll see he has six books to his credit...
| Jan 18, 2015
| 8:18 PM
SELMA, Ala. (AP) — Oprah Winfrey and fellow actors from the movie "Selma" marched with hundreds Sunday ahead of Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, recalling one of the bloodiest chapters of the civil rights struggle. Their steps in tribute to King in...
| Jan 18, 2015
| 6:28 PM
Setting aside the perceived snub of "Selma" in the Oscars nominations last week, director Ava DuVernay and producer Oprah Winfrey joined their cast and crew to march alongside local residents of Selma, Ala., on Sunday in celebration of Martin Luther King...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 5:57 PM
Every year when awards season rolls around, the local media flutter with news of the Chicago connections.
When the Amazon series "Transparent" won best TV comedy at the 2015 Golden Globes, loud note was taken of the fact that its creator, Jill Soloway,...
| Feb 7, 2015
| 9:13 PM
In the days since news broke that the daughter of Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston, Bobbi Kristina Houston Brown, was found face down in a bathtub in her Georgia home, the world is realizing how little it knows about her, her family and friends, and her...
| Jan 25, 2015
| 4:32 AM
With a familiar glint in his eye and trademark grin on his face, Ernie Banks once revealed a recurring dream of him standing on a stage in Stockholm accepting the Nobel Peace Prize.
A friend to presidents who once discussed poverty with Nelson Mandela...
| Feb 8, 2015
| 2:10 PM
Posh Essentials in Highland Park is throwing a special Valentine's Day party from 6 until 9 p.m. Feb. 12. On hand will be Oprah's makeup artist, Stella Mikhail, as well as custom spray tans, martinis, appetizers and much more. This...