| Dec 11, 2014
| 11:25 AM
As anyone even remotely connected with it will tell you, awards season is a pain, an annual collective descent into a frenzied war of opposing forces.
Every year, the studios, the stars and the media sagely "reconsider" the wisdom and meaning of...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 12:52 PM
Nimble and risk-taking, small theater companies in Chicago are often leading the creative charge. There's nothing like a tight budget to entice artists down the unbeaten path. With that in mind, a few observations about Chicago's fringe theater worth...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 10:00 AM
“Hawking.” Long before Eddie Redmayne impressed audiences with his performance as a young and increasingly ailing Stephen Hawking, Benedict Cumberbatch was doing the same in the 2004 BBC movie "Hawking," which Discovery Channel is airing in...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 1:14 PM
The No. 1 reasons to watch the Golden Globes are the hosting powers of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, and, yes, the possibility that a live event featuring intoxicated celebrities will lead to some unpredictable moments.
Also, some are awards are given out,...
| Jan 4, 2015
| 2:42 PM
The Avenue J Music Festival will once again rock Coconut Grove.
This second annual festival, which is an alternative/indie Jewish inspired outdoor concert presented by Chabad of the Grove, takes place on Jan. 18 from 5:30-9:30 p.m. at The Barnacle...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 7:01 PM
From TV's "30 Rock" to "Baby Mama," "Admission" and "Muppets Most Wanted," Tina Fey has offered up some priceless portraits of working women.
But for her latest movie — the new-to-DVD dramedy "This Is Where I Leave You" (2014, Warner, R, $30)...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 9:54 AM
Hooray! It’s annual Look on the Bright Side day, also known as the day we find out the nominations for the Golden Globes, an awards ceremony taken seriously despite being voted on by the very small, veiled membership of the Hollywood Foreign Press...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 11:43 AM
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Be his guest: "Modern Family's" Jesse...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 5:40 AM
This year's reunions issue of Entertainment Weekly sounds especially enticing.
The edition, out Friday, features the casts of "Mean Girls," "Monty Python," "Little House on the Prairie," "Sports Night," "Sisters" and "Napoleon Dynamite."
| Dec 4, 2014
| 10:59 AM
HBO's "Silicon Valley" and Amazon's "Transparent" were among the newbie standouts in this year's TV nominees for the Writers Guild Awards.
Both shows earned noms for comedy series as well as for new series. "Transparent" made it a trifecta with a nom for...
| Nov 15, 2014
| 8:47 AM
"Happiness" (PBS, Monday). I am, as a rule, a fan of the films that make up the PBS documentary series "Independent Lens," which tend to spend intimate quality time with the kinds of people TV usually ignores for being too far off, too foreign, too poor...