| May 22, 2012
| 12:04 PM
Now is when Chicago’s celebrity scene gets interesting.
Some of the biggest names in entertainment and sports will soon visit our city on vacation (NBA stars especially like to do this) or because they live here part-time (you can count on plenty...
| May 23, 2012
| 5:13 PM
A cunning vampire overlord, a murderous meth maker and an oil baron carrying a Texas-size grudge: In a summer TV schedule stuffed with bold, brash characters, Mayor Tom Kane vanquishes all pretenders.
He's the biggest, the boldest. He is the "Boss."...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 6:20 PM
"SEAL Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden" (7 p.m. Nov. 4, Nat Geo; 2 stars) does the impossible: It makes the clandestine and no doubt harrowing U.S. mission that killed Osama bin Laden kind of dull.
Republicans have complained that the...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 10:20 AM
There is no TV genre more problematic than docudrama. And Sunday's premiere of "SEAL Team Six," which claims to be the true, inside story of the mission to kill Osama bin Laden, is as problematic as they come.
The core issues all grow from the...
| Jun 18, 2012
| 4:49 PM
Is there anyone in Chicago having more fun this summer than Chris Chelios?
The former Blackhawk was standing alongside Eddie Vedder last month when the Pearl Jam singer gave an impromptu performance at Stanley’s Kitchen & Tap in Lincoln Park and...
| Jun 21, 2012
| 9:33 AM
To the annals of great television star reinventions, add Kelsey Grammer, who departs from his earlier "Frasier" image stunningly in this Starz series that already has earned him a Golden Globe Award. He is unpredictable and stellar as Tom Kane, an...
| Jul 2, 2012
| 4:59 AM
When "Boss" returns for its sophomore season Aug. 17, Chicago Mayor Tom Kane, his political allies and enemies will reveal more of themselves. But don’t think it’s going to be a touchy-feely affair.
"Everybody's still kind of diabolical,...
| Jul 15, 2012
| 4:30 PM
If you followed Kelsey Grammer’s time in the Chicago area filming Season 2 of cable network Starz’s “Boss,” you likely know the five-time Emmy-winning actor had his wife’s name tattooed on his hip in April at Insight...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 2:42 PM
Meet the new "Boss," almost the same as the old "Boss."
This works without qualification as a line in a Who song about teenage rebellion. Applied to the TV series about the autocratic Chicago ruler played by Kelsey Grammer, it is both good and bad....
| Aug 16, 2012
| 8:36 PM
The second season of the Starz political drama "Boss" opens with Chicago Mayor Tom Kane in the desert, staring off over the barren wasteland of scorched earth.
The scene serves as apt metaphor for the situation the boss finds himself in after the series'...
| Apr 27, 2012
| 11:47 AM
The Canadian-made ABC police drama just launched its third season, incorporating much of what happened to the rookie cops in this previous round.
Andy (Missy Peregrym) is unsettled when an old flame - and fellow detective - comes back into the life of...