| Mar 21, 2014
| 8:16 AM
Jill Soloway's vision of hitting the big time looks like this:
Ratty couches strewn with old blankets. A “stinky rug.” A cat box containing a yellow liquid that, assurances are made, is just dirty water, not any sort of digestive byproduct. A...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Tuna, a Chiweenie with an overbite and more than 700,000 followers on Instagram, was there. So were Lassie, Rin Tin Tin, Beethoven, Marley, Toto and several other dogs of renown.
The canine A-list had gathered in Hollywood in February to celebrate one...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 8:06 AM
In terms of theater development time, "These Paper Bullets," went from notion to motion at warp speed, which suits the kinetic nature of this musical, "modish rip-off" of Shakespeare's 'Much Ado About Nothing."
"It wasn't a normal process like when...
| Jun 25, 2014
Some people like to watch.
I have a more embarrassing admission.
I prefer to re-watch.
Re-watching TV shows may seem downright irresponsible here in television's new golden age, when there are so many good shows, so easily available, that even a...
| Jul 15, 2011
How do you argue with any master list that includes Jane Lynch, Kathy Bates, Margo Martindale, Melissa McCarthy, Martha Plimpton, Kelly MacDonald, Betty White, Kristen Wiig and Joan Cusack?
There were a number of surprises, both heartening and...
| Jul 16, 2012
| 12:44 PM
Actor John Corbett is known by millions of fans around the globe for his roles as Aiden in “Sex and The City” and Ian in My Big Fat Greek Wedding, but the good-hearted star is also famous for giving back to some important charitable causes....
| Jul 14, 2011
| 4:13 AM
Welcome to the pack, "Game of Thrones" and "Parks and Recreation"!
Nominations for the 2011 Emmys were announced Thursday morning and a group of newbies are deservedly joining the pack of usual suspects. HBO's "Mildred Pierce" led overall noms with 21,...
| Aug 1, 2011
| 4:05 AM
MOVIES OPENING (Friday; unless otherwise noted)
Jaws (revival at the Charles; Saturday and Aug. 8 and 11)
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
The Bachelorette (season finale; 8 p.m. Monday; ABC)
Secret Mountain of Fort...
| Aug 3, 2011
| 9:00 AM
Elijah Wood is going to be a busy man Saturday night. The "Lord of the Rings" star will deejay at Debonair Social Club, the Fender magazine party at the Hard Rock Hotel and the Belve Music Lounge party at the W Chicago-City Center all in one night.
| Feb 21, 2012
| 12:37 PM
"Community" fans don't have to wait too much longer for the NBC comedy to return. According to a tweet from creator Dan Harmon, "Community" will be back at 7 p.m. March 15, in its usual Thursday spot.
NBC confirmed the news in a press release, and...
| Oct 18, 2011
| 8:20 AM
When Arielle Goodman was a child, she woke up every morning to the sounds of her mother's opera music floating through the house. Now, the 24-year old Chicago native and self-proclaimed Baltimore vagabond is making her own name as a performer. She has...