| Jan 20, 2014
| 3:02 PM
The Blackhawks are growing up.
They've won the Stanley Cup twice in four seasons, they're again one of the NHL's elite teams--and a handful have become first-time dads recently.
Patrick Sharp and Marian Hossa each welcomed their second children...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Joseph Gordon-Levitt likes when buttons are being pushed.
The actor — decked out in a black suit and tie, with a petite red circle pin on his lapel — had taken the stage at the historic Orpheum Theatre in downtown Los Angeles last summer...
| Dec 2, 2013
Holidays in Chicago are synonymous with the Joffrey Ballet's lavish production of "The Nutcracker," the classic ballet adapted in 1987 by Robert Joffrey from E.T.A. Hoffmann's "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King" and set to the traditional Tchaikovsky...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:04 AM
A high-stakes poker game convinces Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi) that New York mobster Arnold Rothstein (Michael Stuhlbarg) and a Florida land deal don’t mix in Episode 40 (“All In”) of “Boardwalk Empire,” recently renewed...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 7:16 PM
WASHINGTON — In a surprising defeat for President Obama, the Democratic-controlled Senate on Wednesday blocked his pick to head the Justice Department's civil rights division, the first time in his presidency that one of his nominees failed to...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 9:00 PM
For author Brian Jay Jones, it's not easy finding a biography of Jim Henson.
Of all the surprising revelations he uncovered about the late entertainer, inventor of The Muppets, puppet-maker of "Sesame Street" and the voice of "Ernie" (of "Bert and...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 12:58 PM
First Lady Michelle Obama is making a trip to Pawnee, Ind. FLOTUS is set to make an appearance in the one-hour season finale of "Parks and Recreation," which airs April 24 at 8 p.m. EST/PST.
The episode, "Moving Up," was shot recently in Miami, where...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The people who run KCET-TV see a solid future ahead. But the station's accountants aren't so sure.
KCETLink, the nonprofit organization that runs the independent public TV outlet based in Burbank, "has suffered recurring losses that raise substantial...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 3:07 PM
Poor Benedict Cumberbatch. Just because he plays brilliant detective Sherlock Holmes on TV, everyone expects him to be some kind of genius, when the truth is he struggles to comprehend basic arithmetic.
OK, not really, but that's the joke that the...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 4:20 PM
Jay Leno steps down from his role as host of "The Tonight Show" on Thursday, a position he has held almost continuously since 1992. He has more than 4,600 shows under his belt -- that's a lot of monologue jokes. Bill Clinton was one of the biggest...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 12:18 PM
The Canadian industrial band Skinny Puppy has made a three-decade career out of punishing electronic sounds. But it's always intended the pain to be voluntary.
However, after the band learned of rumors that the U.S. military had used Skinny Puppy...