| Jan 30, 2015
| 7:51 AM
A few years ago, on a TV show that you likely never watch and probably never heard of but eventually might appreciate, Bob Odenkirk crafted a brief and remarkable performance. In fact, until Odenkirk joined AMC's acclaimed "Breaking Bad" in 2009 as the...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 9:10 AM
So far this year, The List has done its best to make you realize the passing of time in our "I'm Feeling Old" series with a roundup of who's who of folks turning 30, 40 and 50. Today, we reach retirement age: 65.
So who can start collecting from their...
| Jan 17, 2015
| 1:26 PM
Fox's new television team stepped into the spotlight Saturday to articulate their mission: broaden the appeal of the languishing network while still creating bold and risky programming.
Last spring, Fox's battle-scarred entertainment chief Kevin...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 11:00 AM
When you preach a doctrine of tolerance, it's sometimes hard to know what to do with satire.
Not the easy stuff — the cartoons, literature and comedy that take down celebrity culture, corporate heartlessness, a squabbling government — but...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 6:30 AM
"Man Seeking Women," a conceptually lithe new comedy premiering Wednesday on FXX (not to be confused with FX, but you will anyway), stars Jay Baruchel as a man not getting over a breakup.
Clever but with feeling, it's been made with evident care and...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 2:37 PM
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Preposterous Pets This new series finds who...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 10:00 PM
I have no idea who Chris Hemsworth is. Well, that's not quite true. I know he's People magazine's sexiest man alive. But when I heard that Hemsworth had been bestowed this honor — I rank it somewhere between World Series hero and U.S. senator in the...
| Jan 5, 2015
Monday, Jan. 5: MESSY MONDAYS: MY FIRST MONOPRINT
Kids love to get messy, so the DuPage Children's Museum lets them have that pleasure — far away from your home. In a morning or an afternoon session, little ones get to play with tempera paints on...
| Dec 28, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Just a few years ago, underemployed TV writers were complaining that reality programming was taking over their industry.
Now the scribes are having their revenge: Unscripted programming is mired in an unexpected slump.
Onetime smashes such as...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 10:03 AM
From one end of the United States to the other, Southern cooking is hot. And while Chicago doesn't abound with Southern dining options, restaurants like Big Jones, Table Fifty-Two and The Southern -- to say nothing of our growing crop of Southern-informed...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 3:44 PM
"If TV has taught me anything, it's that miracles always happen to poor kids at Christmas," the now-familiar spiky-haired boy said on Dec. 17, 1989. "It happened to Tiny Tim. It happened to Charlie Brown. It happened to the Smurfs. And it's going to...