| Jan 4, 2012
| 9:05 AM
War Horse (PG-13)
Directed by Steven Spielberg.
It's hard to determine the target audience for War Horse, the new film by Steven Spielberg. A children's novel about a storied horse that survives trench warfare in World War I, the tale has also...
| Jan 9, 2012
| 2:17 PM
For the past few months I've jokingly referred to Steven Spielberg's "War Horse" as "Oscar, Please." I've had this mental picture of Spielberg submitting a canister of film to a low-level Academy employee and then arrogantly outstretching his hand...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 7:33 PM
The silent was golden Thursday evening at the 17th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards presented by the Broadcast Film Critics Association with the black-and-white ode to silent film "The Artist" winning best picture, best director for Michel...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 3:19 AM
If you're the acclaimed puppeteers of Handspring Puppet Company, how do you follow the Tony Award-winning, international hit, the "epic "War Horse?"
By turning to Shakespeare, of course.
What is being called "an experimental version of 'A Midsummer...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 3:03 PM
The program of the House Theatre of Chicago's expansive and arresting new production, "The Iron Stag King, Part One" comes replete with a hand-drawn map of a fantastical land, not so different, really, from the maps that J.R.R. Tolkien prepared for the...
| May 3, 2012
| 9:18 AM
Here is one word to describe the current summer offerings in our great Midwestern capital of live theatrical entertainment: Thin.
Sure, we're buzzing through June, what with Nathan Lane, "Timon of Athens" and the TBS Just for Laughs Festival, which is...
| May 18, 2012
| 7:48 AM
At its 25th summit in Chicago this weekend, NATO will be preoccupied with the tricky business of how to advance its various institutional priorities — like global security and the building of stability — even as its member nations are more...
| May 30, 2012
| 1:19 PM
Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art has announced its 2012-13 season of live performances. The typically expansive, eclectic and inter-disciplinary season includes the following events:
- "Imperial Science: Una Opera Muerta" An operatic collaboration...
| May 23, 2012
| 1:52 PM
There was once an era, before "Twilight" and before "The Hunger Games" — not that long ago, really — when, if you wanted to know what teenage girls were thinking and feeling, few writers had their finger on the pulse better than...
| Nov 4, 2012
| 10:38 AM
The star of the road tour "Catch Me If You Can" can't wait to get home to South Florida when the Broadway musical comes to Kravis Center in West Palm Beach.
"I'm from Miami," says Stephen Anthony, who plays the lead Frank Abagnale, Jr., a charismatic...
| Jul 13, 2012
Sunday, July 15
Festival The 19th annual Howard County Pow-Wow/American Indian Show and Festival, featuring American Indian dancers, singers, drummers, artists and crafters, and food concludes today at the Howard County Fairgrounds, 2210 Fairgrounds...