| Nov 1, 2013
| 5:25 AM
There will be many weekend highlights, thanks to football, cable drama and the November sweeps, which began Thursday. A few programs to keep in mind:
CBS' "60 Minutes" will profile Alabama football coach Nick Saban. The program will start at 7:30 p.m....
| Oct 30, 2013
| 7:05 PM
As "The Simpsons" enters its second quarter-century, its still getting major notoriety for one minor aspect of the show: the ever-changing couch gag that opens most episodes. Hot on the heels of the Guillermo del Toro-directed Halloween couch gag comes...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 12:16 PM
If you're still struggling to come up with a Halloween costume, Fox has a quick and easy solution with life-size, downloadable masks of characters from its shows.
You could go as Winston (Lamorne Morris) Jess (Zooey Deschanel) or other "New Girl"...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 7:10 AM
In a tribute to the late Marcia Wallace, "The Simpsons" will write her character, Edna Krabappel, off the show.
Edna's departure won't happen soon because the Fox animated sitcom has completed a year's worth of episodes with Wallace voicing Krabappel,...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 6:49 AM
After the coffee. Before cranking "Rock 'n' Roll Animal."
The Skinny: When other kids were buying Beatles albums, I was buying the Velvet Underground's "Loaded." Lou Reed made me feel blue when I wanted to feel blue and lifted me up when I wanted to get...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 6:40 AM
The biggest shockers of Sunday night's "Walking Dead" occurred at the very beginning and at the very end. In the middle? Well, there was a whole lot of coughing.
The mysterious flu-like disease that began infiltrating the prison in the season premiere...
| Oct 27, 2013
Emmy Award-winning actress Marcia Wallace, who voiced the "Simpsons" role of Edna Krabappel and played wisecracking receptionist Carol Kester on the classic sitcom "The Bob Newhart Show," has died at the age of 70.
Wallace died at home in Los Angeles...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 1:05 PM
This post has been updated. See below for details.
Marcia Wallace, who played Bart's fourth-grade teacher Edna Krabappel on Fox's animated comedy "The Simpsons" and Bob Newhart's wisecracking receptionist Carol Kester on the classic 1972-78 CBS sitcom...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 11:42 AM
Over the last two decades, filmmaker Guillermo del Toro has become known as one of popular culture’s great visionaries. He’s […]...
| Oct 24, 2013
News briefs from St. Charles, Geneva, Batavia and Elburn.
The St. Charles Public Library District Board of Trustees is seeking a resident to fill a vacancy on the board with a term ending in May 2015. Candidates should...
| Oct 20, 2013
Earlier this month the pre-Halloween episode of “The Simpsons” opened with an elaborate three-minute segment directed by Guillermo del Toro, in which Bart joyfully skateboards up the tentacle of a gruesome, towering creature, its eight eyes...