| May 4, 2010
If the dysfunctional, self-medicating characters that populate so much 20th-century drama were to check into rehab or get therapy, would they still be stage-worthy? Eugene O'Neill didn't write "Long Day's Journey Into Recovery" or Tennessee Williams "A...
| Apr 28, 2011
| 3:49 PM
Actress Jodie Foster has listed her Beverly Hills compound for sale at $9,975,000, the Multiple Listing Service shows.
The main house, with seven bedrooms and eight bathrooms, was built in 1949. Climbing vines and red brick accents give the home an...
| Mar 6, 2011
Tuning In the Night-Singing Insects
Belknap/Harvard University Press: 260 pp., $22.95
"The game is to listen," Rachel Carson wrote in 1956 of the night-singing insects. "Not so much to the full orchestra, as to the...
| Oct 31, 2009
| 9:32 PM
Only one of these performances received a nomination for best actor at the Oscars. See the answer here! ANSWER: James Stewart, "It's a Wonderful Life." MORE GOLD DERBY AWARDS QUIZZES Can you spot the Oscar nominee for best picture? Who turned down Kevin...
| Jul 27, 2009
Already, a nimbus of legend surrounds the story: In late 2004, Swedish journalist Stieg Larsson delivered to his publisher three finished manuscripts -- the opening salvos in a rumored 10-part suspense narrative. Like a latter-day Sjöwall-Wahlöö, the...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 5:04 PM
Recently, I spent an hour floating in a 4-by-8 isolation tank filled with tepid salt water in a basement in Manassas, Va.
No, this wasn't a "Silence of the Lambs" scenario. It was an exercise meant to bolster my sanity, not endanger it.
| Aug 20, 2013
| 12:47 PM
Students at Hinsdale Central and Hinsdale South high schools, and their parents, can see a full list of which R-rated movies may be shown in courses now that they are listed for the first time on the schools' websites.
The lists, which include all...
| Mar 23, 2013
| 12:41 PM
The last weekend of March offered up a bunch of TV events, but you ain't seen nothing yet. April 2013 brings showers of season and series premieres, finales and films to add to the already launched new seasons of "Game of Thrones," Doctor Who" and others....
| Jan 20, 2013
| 10:19 PM
If you are sensitive to bloody images of horrible murder, you might not want to watch the new serial killer drama "The Following" (8 p.m. CT Jan. 21, Fox; 3 stars out of 4). If you like to be scared to the point of watching through interlocked fingers,...
| May 29, 2013
| 4:30 PM
| Mar 31, 2013
| 7:19 AM
You get premieres, returns and season finales this week. The highlights:
1. "Justified" concludes its exceptional fourth season at 10 p.m. Tuesday on FX. Raylan Givens (Timothy Olyphant) has a final showdown with the Detroit mob. FX also says that "Boyd...