| 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...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 2:36 PM
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,...
| 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...
| Jul 14, 2011
| 9:09 PM
From Weezer to Chicago to Steve Miller, the 2011 Orange County Fair will feature musical acts and other shows for every generation.
Organizers said the fair, which is expected to attract more than a million visitors, strives to have something for...
| Aug 5, 2011
| 11:27 AM
Fox's Animation Domination line-up of Sunday comedies will be dominated by guest stars this fall, the network announced Friday. That's nothing new, but there are a few surprises among the people lending their voices to "The Simpsons," "Family Guy," The...
| Oct 2, 2011
| 9:46 PM
When I was little, I remember constantly having to defend "The Cosby Show" as realistic. My parents have been married for 31 years. My grandparents were married for 49 years before my grandmother passed away. My brother has been married for 11 years. My...
| 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...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 8:00 AM
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...
| 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...
| Apr 11, 2011
Lisa Bonet skips "The Cosby Show" reunion at TV Land Awards...