| May 23, 2012
| 1:37 PM
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...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 9:00 AM
Good morning, readers. Today is Tuesday, December 11.
A disagreement over coffee at a Burbank Starbuck's led to once customer leaving with a black eye, reports the Burbank Leader.
A power outage in Sherman Oaks Sunday left 1,000 Department of Water...
| Jan 19, 2012
| 8:30 AM
Fans 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)...
| Jan 24, 2012
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...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 1:33 PM
The Robert Harling play fueled a movie version that has remained much-loved, thanks in large part to its all-star gathering of actresses, and it also fuels this Lifetime remake that unites many African-American performers.
A Louisiana beauty shop...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 7:04 AM
Danny Rutigliano (Broadway's "The Lion King," the national tour of "How to Succeed in Business...") will be featured in the cast of the new musical comedy "The Fabulous Lipitones," which will receive a workshop at Goodspeed Musicals' Normal Terris Theatre...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 5:34 PM
"Community" star and Chicago native Danny Pudi is happy fans who have waited so long for the return of the wacky sitcom finally can sit back and relax Thursday.
"If you've been waiting for something weird to happen, this is the week," he said. "We're...
| Nov 3, 2011
The show before the show, part two. Play classic prime-time TV opening sequences, then vote for number one....
| Mar 2, 2011
Shopping for a compact car is typically an exercise for your left brain. This hemisphere of your mind where logic resides delights in how rational and economical cars in this segment can be.
Meanwhile, the more visually oriented right side of your...
| May 31, 2009
Guess who's coming to the beach barbecue this summer? Middle-class African Americans, that's who.
In two new critically esteemed works, Lydia Diamond's play "Stick Fly" and Colson Whitehead's just-published semiautobiographical novel "Sag Harbor"...
| Nov 4, 2009
Since Condé Nast shuttered Gourmet magazine a month ago, the world of food publishing has been consumed by postmortems. What went wrong and why? But maybe a more interesting question is: Where do we go from here?
The queen is dead, long live the queen....