| May 20, 2014
| 5:18 PM
Having recently completed one stage production in Los Angeles, Annette Bening has already set her next theatrical outing: a role in Shakespeare's "King Lear" that New York's Public Theater will produce this summer in Central Park.
Bening will play the...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 1:21 PM
Kristen Bell, the former star of the cult-hit TV series "Veronica Mars," will transport herself back to the summer of love in the Hollywood Bowl's production of the rock musical "Hair" that is scheduled to run from Aug. 1 to 3.
The cast of the musical...
| May 6, 2014
| 10:11 AM
I came to Sioux Falls for a wedding and stayed for a weekend. It is a surprisingly wonderful place, perhaps not a destination but certainly worth a couple days en route to a place such as Mount Rushmore and the Black Hills.
In a national landscape...
| May 23, 2014
| 11:15 AM
In Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale "The Snow Queen," an evil troll uses a magic mirror to freeze the hearts of innocents, blinding them to all but the bad and ugly in people. Falling to earth, the mirror explodes, sending frozen shards flying into...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 9:58 PM
AT THE PLATE: Erick Aybar, who tweaked his stance last Monday so he is more upright in the box, had four hits and four runs. With 11 hits in 17 at-bats in four games, he has raised his average from .175 to .275. Howie Kendrick, who had three hits and...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 10:30 AM
"Meathead," also known as Rob Reiner, graciously received the Film Society of Lincoln Center's 41st Chaplin award on Monday at Avery Fisher Hall.
Famous friends including Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan, Michael Douglas, James Caan and director Martin Scorsese...
| May 1, 2014
| 12:34 PM
A week that started with deadly tornadoes ripping through the Midwest and South, is ending with rain falling in almost Biblical volumes in some states.
The major storm system causing the problems moved northward Thursday after causing 37 deaths and...
| May 2, 2014
| 7:25 PM
While wandering through Central Park after getting dumped by his latest romantic fixation, Barrett Meeks, the aimless 38-year-old gay protagonist of Michael Cunningham's new novel, "The Snow Queen," has what seems to be, even to his proudly secular mind,...
| May 4, 2014
| 2:47 PM
Big East visionary Dave Gavitt used to tell colleagues that the Final Four was proof that college basketball knew how to end a season. As for the best way to start it ... not so much.
Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany and his counterpart at the Big East,...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 12:34 PM
Highland Park city and park officials veered in a new direction on a proposed Central Avenue staircase to Park Avenue Beach, opting to seek private partners for the costly venture, if it's viable.
Officials were unanimous at a recent meeting in...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 7:25 AM
"New York City Serenade" brings us back from the midseason hiatus on "Once Upon a Time," offering a whole new story line and leaving Neverland far behind. Emma and Henry are in New York, blissfully ignorant of the magical world, while the menagerie of...