| Apr 18, 2013
| 9:14 AM
"The Island President" (PBS, Monday, 10 p.m.). Comprising 2,000 pancake-flat islands in the Indian Ocean, with a mean elevation of about five feet above sea level, the Maldives will be the first nation to go, literally, when the oceans rise. Jon Shenk's...
| Apr 21, 2013
| 4:32 PM
In the second hour of Sundance Channel's incredibly absorbing new series "Rectify," Daniel Holden takes off his shoes and socks in the outfield of a baseball diamond. He revels at the feel of grass between his toes and the sun on his face, two...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 6:00 AM
If "House of Cards" were an actual television show, this would be the day after its finale — a time to analyze the cultural impact of the E-ticket D.C. thriller starring Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright, and to painstakingly mine the end of the first...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 11:48 AM
Here are some places where you can see live storytelling in Chicago:
Story Club (storyclubchicago.com)
8 p.m. Wednesday: Five open mic slots, the theme is "Community." Held at Co-Prosperity Sphere, 3219 S Morgan St. Sign-up for slots begins at 8pm, show...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 2:55 PM
As a genre, the celebrity interview hasn't changed much over the years. The standard talk show appearance is home to the carefully sculpted anecdote. In-depth magazine profiles tend to pivot around a contrived field trip or two, or leave you with the...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 2:03 PM
Sometime between Melanie Griffith as "Working Girl" and Hillary Clinton as presidential contender, the pantsuit retired from the ranks of high fashion, as well as from most women's closets.
Make room for its resurgence. Pantsuits commanded designer...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 5:41 AM
Sundance Channel and the Music Box Theatre are giving Chicago viewers a chance to see the first two hours of its new drama "Rectify" days before it premieres on TV.
In order to attend the national premiere screening at 7 p.m. April 16 at Music Box...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 1:56 PM
Cameron Lew is truly one of the cool kids of the social media age.
The 17-year-old Huntington Beach High School junior has been shooting and editing videos for his YouTube channel since eighth grade. However, Cameron's filming career started as early as...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 11:45 PM
Google's Geo Expert, Daniel Seiberg talks about Digital Maps
Digital maps, like Google and MapQuest, have really improved over the past 10 years. Now, we can check out cities without leaving the computer and even take a look at the block a potential...
| May 15, 2011
In December 2004, TV viewers started to tune in to a reality show that documented the dramatic details of producing a runway collection, and with it came a familiarity with infectious little catchphrases such as "make it work, people" and "auf...
| Aug 15, 2010
It all started with " America's Next Top Model." The Tyra Banks-hosted TV model competition, now in its 15th cycle since debuting in 2003, proved that the business of fashion — played out by packs of volatile young hopefuls — could be fodder...