| Dec 14, 2013
When it comes to the two different incarnations of J.R.R. Tolkien's heroic wizard, Ian McKellen prefers Gandalf the Grey. “He's […]...
| Feb 18, 2014
“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” reigned at the box office during the holidays, earning more than $860 million worldwide […]...
| Mar 25, 2012
It takes guts to write a satire about terrorism — and Lionel Shriver has guts. She has already published biting novels about the failings of the U.S. healthcare system ("So Much for That") and a school shooter ("We Need to Talk About Kevin")....
| Nov 18, 2011
| 9:35 AM
3 stars (out of 4)
Only Kate Bush could get away with this: Her new album, “50 Words for Snow” (Fish People), includes a song about making love to a snowman, who melts in her bed, leaving behind only dead leaves and twisted branches....
| Sep 19, 2012
| 5:11 PM
(VIDEO: "The Worst Superpower Ever" performed by Angela Webber)
It's time for a geek confession: I have never been to wOOtstock. Nope, I have never attended that wonderfully nerdy answer to LollaPalooza. I mean, I could try and say that I've never been...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 1:16 PM
"Just because he may have been a nasty little man and a nasty anti-Semite doesn't mean that his music is not as supreme as it is."
That assessment comes from a Richard Wagner scholar in the documentary "Wagner & Me" (at the Siskel Film Center through...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 10:37 AM
It's not Jeeves and Wooster, but BBC1 is hoping another classic comedy by P.G. Wodehouse will make for a just as successful television hit. In January, British television watchers will get to see "Blandings," starring Timothy Spall and "Absolutely...
| Nov 21, 2011
Album Review: Kate Bush's "50 Words for Snow" written by Margaret Wappler....
| Feb 24, 2012
Our books coverage this Sunday includes an interview with no-longer-writers-blocked Mark Salzman, a review of the latest from Geoff Dyer, Ellen Ullman, Stephen Fry, and more....
| Jul 15, 2012
Peter Jackson unveiled more than 12 minutes of footage from “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” during his Comic-Con panel Saturday, ......
| Nov 26, 2012
Peter Jackson's “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” will have its world premiere Tuesday — and Hero Complex will take you ......