| Jan 27, 2014
| 5:20 AM
Most visitors to this college town make a beeline for Fairhaven, the understandably popular gentrified historic district at the north end of Chuckanut Drive. On your next visit, mix it up: Head downtown, where Whatcom Creek meets the bay.
| Sep 22, 2013
| 8:49 PM
HBO’s political satire “Veep” took home a good portion of the cake in the comedy genre with Julia Louis-Dreyfus winning the Emmy for lead actress in a comedy and Tony Hale going home with supporting actor in a comedy. Ultimately, though,...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 8:32 AM
Shameless self-promotion alert: I'll be appearing on TV this weekend, as a guest on the weekly current affairs show Issues with Helen Ferre.
The show airs on Ch. 2 (WPBT), the local PBS affiliate, tonight (Friday) at 7:30 p.m. and replays at 12:30 p.m....
| Sep 18, 2013
| 10:21 AM
Figuring out Chicago isn't always easy for new residents, but cast members of "Chicago Fire" are here to help.
Six TV shows currently are filming full-time in Chicago and one part-time. Besides "Fire," its NBC spin-off, "Chicago PD," is shooting around...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 6:29 AM
Shameless plug alert: I'll be appearing on Facing South Florida with Jim DeFede on Sunday, the weekly current affairs show on CBS-4 (WFOR-TV).
The program airs at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday. I'll be talking about the government shutdown and debt ceiling...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 5:08 PM
Starz had a busy day Friday at New York Comic-Con, unveiling a new trailer for the upcoming pirate drama "Black Sails" as well as presenting footage for Season 2 of "Da Vinci's Demons." (See that in a separate story here.)
"Black Sails," from...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 7:15 AM
This shouldn't be too hard to find.
Showtime's "Shameless" will return to Chicago to film exterior scenes Nov. 5 to 11 and is in need of extras for a tailgating scene at Soldier Field, according to Atmosphere Casting of Chicago’s Facebook page....
| Jul 18, 2013
| 11:40 AM
Maybe the folks who vote for Emmy nominations couldn’t decide which clone character in BBC America’s "Orphan Black" should have earned Tatiana Maslany an Emmy nomination.
More likely, they simply snubbed a genre series once again. Maslany...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 9:59 AM
Hopefully you've all had or are still having a great holiday break, but after New Year's Day things start getting back to normal, and TV is no exception.
Your regularly scheduled programming is about to return. So if you're wondering when your favorite...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 9:45 AM
Showtime's "Shameless" filmed a Chicago tailgate party and a flash mob in November, and both scenes appear in the Season 4 premiere.
You can watch the premiere, which debuts at 8 p.m. Jan. 12 on TV, online right now. The episode begins shortly after...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 7:26 AM
Over and over, the negative reviews of "August: Osage County" have pulled variations on a sad theme, with various New York- and LA-based critics wrestling with the film without having seen, or read, the Tracy Letts play that came before it. Paraphrased,...