| Jun 10, 2013
| 6:00 AM
NEW ORLEANS — The music is blaring inside James Franco's house and there's booze — and drugs — everywhere. Actor Michael Cera is snorting lines of cocaine, while comedian Aziz Ansari is trying (and failing) to hook up with Rihanna....
| Jan 31, 2013
| 9:40 AM
John Malkovich is performing in Chicago this weekend for the first time in five years. But the formidable and distinctive actor is not appearing at Steppenwolf Theatre, where of course he remains an ensemble member, but at Symphony Center in downtown...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 2:21 PM
In its simplest terms, “Her” — the new feature from director Spike Jonze — is a romance between a man and his computer. Or, to be more accurate, between a man and an artificial intelligence construct that seems to have every...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 9:46 AM
For Stephen Colbert’s sake, let’s hope Emmy voters have been tuning in to his show the last few days, because there’s no denying the host is on a hot streak.
First there was his evisceration of the honchos at MTV who left him...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 8:58 AM
Chicago is not overburdened with resident comedic celebrities — various aldermen and media figures notwithstanding. So when Nora Dunn moved back to her hometown in 2008, she quickly became the go-to lady for benefits, cameo appearances, readings and...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 3:02 AM
There will be no gator meat on the new Seminole Burger at Grease Burger, but it was a close call.
The three finalists in the contest to create an FSU-themed menu item at the West Palm Beach hot spot, formally known Grease Burger, Beer & Whiskey Bar,...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 5:39 PM
It's always a privilege to be in the company of an actor who doesn't worry about being liked by an audience, who refuses to ingratiate himself as a performer to soften the sharp edges of his character.
Charlie Robinson, star of the South Coast Repertory...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 4:53 PM
TORONTO -- Spike Jonze finished principal photography on his upcoming tale of technological love, "Her," 14 months ago and he's been working on it ever since, tinkering, shooting new scenes, a "relentless process" that he says he's gone through on every...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 1:30 PM
There's a theory floating around that a latter-day band of buccaneers is trying to capture Connecticut's flagship and sail it away from its home port of New Haven.
Of course, these alleged pirates insist they only want to save the Amistad from what they...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 1:44 PM
A 25-year-old federal law requiring that all guns be detectable by security screeners will expire Dec. 9. Will it get renewed?
With 3-D printers able to create almost completely plastic/resin guns, the technology and the market are very different from...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 9:30 AM
Will academy voters reward or reject your favorite movies and performances? Time again to consult the Oscar 8 Ball for answers.
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It is certain: The movie's one slam-dunk nomination comes from Jared Leto's supporting turn as the...