| Nov 3, 1987
Get Ray Bradbury talking and he soon makes the Rev. Robert H. Schuller sound like Oscar the Grouch and the proverbial busy beaver seem like a lazy sloth.
"Everything is good--children don't die any more . . . people are living into their 70s and 80s,...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 8:43 PM
The Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park returns to "The Twilight Zone" this weekend. The theater will once again present staged versions of four episodes from the classic series "The Twilight Zone."
The episodes adapted for this year's installment are:...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 5:35 AM
Because "Breaking Bad" is great art, the drama invites many different interpretations.
SPOILER ALERT: You can pick the themes and scenes that mean the most to you in this wrenching saga of Walt White (Bryan Cranston), a chemistry teacher turned drug...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 11:19 AM
To celebrate the ending of "Breaking Bad," I've drawn up a list of the 50 greatest drama series to air in the United States.
I based the selections on the programs' quality, their influence, the length of their original runs and their continuing...
| Jul 31, 2013
Walking down the street, I couldn't remember which house it was, but suddenly I heard the familiar trombone and it guided me to my destination.
Students of Harold "Hal" E. Wetherwax had made a circle around the grand piano in the living room and they...
| Mar 16, 2013
| 10:38 AM
During Daniel Kraus' formative years, he consumed a steady media diet of "The Twilight Zone" episodes and "A Nightmare on Elm Street" films.
It seems apt, then, that in his later years he became a novelist with a particular interest in horror and all of...
| May 20, 2013
| 5:49 AM
UPDATED: Two music legends helped put two very different shows at the top of Sunday's ratings locally and nationally.
A segment on Michael Jackson's property brought viewers to CBS' "60 Minutes" regular edition, which had 175,700 viewers in Central...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 4:47 PM
Richard Bare is a veteran of the Hollywood studio system, when those fortunate enough to have a job could rely on a steady paycheck. But he also knows something about being an unknown filmmaker trying to slip a foot in the door.
| Mar 13, 2012
As part of our new Printers Row Journal, Tribune culture critic and author Julia Keller has been contributing a serial mystery. This Sunday will bring Part 4.
Associate Managing Editor / Entertainment Geoff Brown asked her about the process. Here's...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 8:23 PM
Take a minute, if you will, to consider the prominence of time travel as a theme in the arts. You don't have to be a brilliant but evil scientist huddled in a secret mountaintop laboratory, rubbing your hands together and cackling with glee as you...
| May 6, 2012
| 1:27 PM
LOS ANGELES -- George Lindsey, the actor who portrayed the country-bumpkin mechanic Goober Pyle on "The Andy Griffith Show," died Sunday after a brief illness, his family said. He was 83.
Lindsey's character Goober Pyle joined the hit sitcom in 1964 as...