| Jun 5, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Some people go on vacation in June. Bill Plympton goes to Annecy. The man dubbed the King of Indie Animation is a popular draw at the famed French animation festival, which he's attended since 1985.
"That's when I started discovering the potential of...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Lionsgate investors who presumed there was no more value to wring out of "The Hunger Games" beyond its final installment next year got a nice surprise last week. CEO Jon Feltheimer announced a new way to capitalize on the mega-franchise: A touring...
| Jun 8, 2014
There's no mystery about the best place for book lovers to gather this weekend — it's the Printers Row Lit Fest in the South Loop. But here are other questions about literature that have confounded many:
1/ In September 1849, Edgar Allan Poe...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 7:15 AM
Reboots and relaunches are nothing new to TV; the cops of "Hawaii Five-0" are back, while last year's revamp of "Ironside" sank. But "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey," broadcast on Fox and several sister networks, differs from other TV flashbacks; it's an...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 5:00 AM
In the latest video game sensation, the player encounters an attractive stranger at a bar and must make a difficult choice: flirt or network.
The goal: climb the Hollywood food chain and transform from a starving no-name to a rich-and-famous A-lister....
| Aug 11, 2014
| 9:37 AM
The Professional Golfers' Assn. of America Championship helped CBS earn No. 1 network of the night status, according to Nielsen.
The tournament, which ran until 9 p.m. EST, had a rating of 2.4 in the key 18-to-49-year-old demographic. With roughly 11....
| Aug 4, 2014
| 9:29 AM
NBC wrestled to the top on Sunday with its telecasts of the NFL Hall of Fame game and World Wrestling Entertainment Inc.'s "Wrestlemania 30: The World Television Premiere."
The New York Giants-Buffalo Bills NFL Hall of Fame game, which aired on the...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 3:04 PM
Conan O'Brien is planning to revisit his famous Monorail episode of "The Simpsons" when the show celebrates 25 years on the air at a Hollywood Bowl event in September.
O'Brien revealed his participation in "The Simpsons Take the Bowl," a three-night...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Calling "Sesame Street" children's programming is like calling "Saturday Night Live" a sketch comedy show or "The Simpsons" a cartoon. Technically it may be accurate, but the label fails to grasp its wide and powerful reach in pop culture.
| Sep 19, 2014
French intellectuals love trying to figure out America.
Essential to our victory in the Revolutionary War, our first international ally, and beloved by Founding Fathers Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin, France occupies an odd space in the...
| Sep 14, 2014
| 11:43 AM
Few corners of the Earth have been safe from the cultural reach of “The Simpsons.” From Pakistan to Sweden to China, the American family that perhaps put the most fun into dysfunctional has delighted audiences - and confounded network and...