| May 24, 2014
| 1:02 PM
The longest film in the Festival de Cannes walked off with the biggest prize Saturday night as Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s three-hour and 16-minute “Winter Sleep” took home the Palme d’Or.
Turkish director Ceylan was visibly moved...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 12:46 PM
Concertgoers look to the Ars Viva Symphony Orchestra to bring them unusual repertory, also thoughtful combinations of familiar and unfamiliar music, they cannot find in downtown Chicago. Music director Alan Heatherington has some of the area's finest...
| May 21, 2014
| 12:22 AM
In May 1944 everyone knew the Allied invasion of Northern France was coming....
| Mar 11, 2014
| 1:16 PM
Following her recurring roles on NBC's “Chuck” and The CW's “Supernatural” and “The Vampire Diaries,” Lauren Cohan decided to leave Los Angeles and move back to England. Cohan — who was born in Philadelphia and...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 6:47 AM
Write about language, as about climate change or evolution, and what do you get? A strident chorus of denial. I wonder why.
Last week Tom Chivers wrote about English grammar at The Telegraph, patiently explaining why a good deal of what has been...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 2:57 PM
Having recently made legal claims to historical gas and mineral rights under vast tracts of British land, the Church of England has taken a position against those who oppose hydraulic fracturing, or fracking — the process of breaking up rock...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 7:30 AM
The Bristol Old Vic production of "A Midsummer Night’s Dream" currently at the Broad Stage and the Théâtre de Bouffes du Nord production of "The Suit," which opens Wednesday at UCLA's Freud Playhouse, both are connected to South Africa. Shakespeare'...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 12:08 PM
Jeremy Piven is about to pull off a job transition that would give any other actor whiplash.
He's currently filming the "Entourage" movie, in which he reprises his Emmy-winning role as Hollywood agent Ari Gold. As soon as that wraps, he'll re-grow a...
| Apr 6, 2014
| 7:00 AM
August: Osage County
Starz/Anchor Bay, $29.98; Blu-ray, $39.99
Available on VOD beginning April 8
Tracy Letts has now had three of his plays adapted into films. Director William Friedkin made the bizarre "Bug" and "Killer Joe" into something as...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 3:05 AM
Morgan Gardner Bulkeley IV, accomplished artist and sculptor, Red Sox fan, last in the direct genealogical line with that distinctly Hartford name, visited the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., for the first time in the summer of 2012.
| Mar 3, 2014
| 12:30 PM
"Old-fashioned" is most often a derogatory term, but it can also mean traditionally well-crafted. That's definitely the case with "Versailles," Peter Gill's highly articulate, leisurely yet absorbing new play about the English, class and politics. Set...