| 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...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 8:41 AM
I return again, compulsively, to the subject of "Bravest Warriors," a Web-based cartoon series about four teenage heroes — Chris, Beth, Wallow and Danny by name — in the intergalactic, multi-plane 31st century.
It is one of the best things,...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 9:06 AM
UPDATED: The Mountain vs. the Viper was one of the most horrific fights in TV history. Did HBO's "Game of Thrones" set a new standard for gruesome theatrics?
The fight was shocking, surprising and another classic "Games" moment.
The HBO drama did...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 11:09 AM
Starz in August premieres "Outlander," its most anticipated series since "Spartacus."
The 16-episode first season comes from exec producer Ron Moore ("Battlestar Galactica") and is based on Diana Gabaldon's immensely popular "Outlander" book series. It...
| 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 26, 2014
| 6:30 PM
BUYER: Meg Ryan
SELLER: Hank Azaria
LOCATION: New York City, NY
SIZE: 4,000-ish square feet, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms.
YOUR MAMA'S NOTES: In 2005 celebrity real estate gossip column regular Hank Azaria paid self-portraiting superstar...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 10:30 AM
SEOUL -- South Korean animation firm, Studio Mir has forged a 4-year contract with DreamWorks Animation spanning four animated TV series.
Each series is expected to be a 78-episode 2-D show.
Significantly, the two companies are set to co-develop and co-...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 5:30 AM
A word or two about binge-watching: As a long-term sustainable business model, it works only if the original content being produced is binge-worthy, i.e. any good. Sure, people will spend a day nursing the flu or a breakup by tearing through multiple...
| Aug 23, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Ashton Kutcher has sold his Hollywood Hills home for $9.925 million after quietly shopping it since spring at $12 million.
The glass-clad contemporary, built in 2006-07, has views of the Hollywood Reservoir and the Hollywood sign from its three stories....
| Aug 22, 2014
| 4:36 PM
Screenwriter and graphic novelist Mimi Pond says that when she watches a film, one of the things she notices most is the set design. She loved the bright color palette of Jacques Demy's "Umbrellas of Cherbourg" and couldn't get enough of the lush...