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The Hartford CourantThe couple who once shared a stereo minisystem in a cozy, wood-paneled den are now more likely shopping for a pair of his-and-hers Dr. Dre headphones. Listening to music has never been so lonesome. Yet the minisystem, for solitary or group listening,...
Meredith Baxter recalls that when she met Michael Gross 30 years ago at the first table read for the award-winning NBC sitcom, "Family Ties," she gave the lanky actor cast as her husband a good once-over. "I am thinking my first words to him were,...
A Raisin in the Sun tells the story of a family's struggle to retain dignity in a harsh and changing world on Chicago's South Side in the 1950s. It's based on playwright Lorraine Hansberry's own battles against racial segregation, it's name taken from the...
School is winding down and the days are stretching out, which is the perfect time for fun at the old ballpark, beach, street fair, and all the other seasonal frolics that Chicagoans dream about during the dreary winter months. But don't forget that...
VarietyIndhu Rubasingham's opening season at the Tricycle Theater encompasses two world preems and two revivals, all with a distinctly American flavor. Rubasingham herself, in her first season at the head of the Tricycle -- the London company that bowed the...
Tags: BBC, Theater, Sundance Film Festival, Movies, London Theatre
There is no shrewder scribe than that ideologically slippery, made-in-Chicago fox David Mamet, who deftly figured out that the one problem with all those very careful, earnest and politically correct plays about America struggling to come to terms with...
RedEyeThis week, the world was introduced to the Perfect Strangers game, a fun little diversion that let you take the role of Balki Bartokomous, the iconic character from the former anchor for ABC's "TGIF" lineup as he tries to live out his dreams and move to...
CNNThe most influential show in the history of television never finished a season among the 20 most popular programs in the Nielsen ratings. In its most popular season, "Hill Street Blues," which ran from 1981 to 1987, came in 21st place. And yet, according...
Zap2ItFans who tuned in last week to the fourth-season premiere of TNT's Tuesday LAPD police drama "Southland" may have noticed that many of the players were the same, but the pairings have been shuffled a bit. Former rookie cop Ben Sherman (Ben McKenzie)...
When I first read about a reality TV show featuring the everyday lives and struggles of Muslim Americans, I immediately added it to my short list. But my reaction to the first episode of "All-American Muslim" on TLC was mixed. I liked some elements,...
Tags: Judaism, Christianity, Music, Thomas Jefferson, Social Issues
LA Times MagazineThe show before the show, part two. Play classic prime-time TV opening sequences, then vote for number one....
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