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  • Melon Patch Players' 2014-15 season

     Melon Patch Players' 2014-15 season
    The Melon Patch Players in Leesburg have planned a fascinatingly diverse season, including a pair of shows set on the eve of World War II, not one but two beloved musicals, a lesser-known musical, an Agatha Christie whodunit and a recent Broadway hit....
  • Producers of some of TV's top dramas talk about how they do it

    PASADENA, Calif. How do the wizards of television keep audiences coming back for more? With so much competition it requires a mysterious alchemy to spin straw into television gold. And it's an uber-challenge when some of the shows run a marathon of 24...
  • Read & Write: Local authors on favorite book characters

    Read & Write: Local authors on favorite book characters
    As a preview to this year's Children's Read & Write Program, which invites children to submit book reviews for possible publication, we asked several Chicago-area authors to tell us about favorite characters from childhood books. Here's what they said....
  • Northlight announces first three shows' casts

    Northlight Theatre in Skokie announced on Wednesday the casts of the first three productions of its 2014-15 season: “The Commons of Pensacola,” “The Mousetrap” and “White Guy on the Bus.” “The Commons of...
  • TV Picks: 'Kid President,' Wilfred,' 'Motor City Masters,' more

    TV Picks: 'Kid President,' Wilfred,' 'Motor City Masters,' more
    "Kid President: Declaration of Awesome" (Hub Network, Saturdays). Young Internet phenom Robby Novak, now 10, is the star of this whole-family-friendly half-hour series, expanded from the short online "pep talks" -- at once mock-inspirational and...
  • 'Last Confession' takes earnest look at reform, power struggle

     'Last Confession' takes earnest look at reform, power struggle
    David Suchet, best known for his television portrayal of Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot, plays another canny scrutinizer of nefarious human behavior in Roger Crane's "The Last Confession," a straightforward political drama sexing itself up as a...
  • 10 things you might not know about literary enigmas

    10 things you might not know about literary enigmas
    There's no mystery about the best place for book lovers to gather this weekend — it's the Printers Row Lit Fest in the South Loop. But here are other questions about literature that have confounded many: 1/ In September 1849, Edgar Allan Poe...
  • Review: 'Summer House With Swimming Pool' by Herman Koch

    Review: 'Summer House With Swimming Pool' by Herman Koch
    American readers got their first taste of Dutch novelist Herman Koch's disturbingly creative mind when "The Dinner" was published here last year. Its unnervingly amoral characters whet our appetite for more of Koch's sick, twisted — and more...
  • Summer 2014 TV preview: 'Orange is the New Black' and what else?

    Summer 2014 TV preview: 'Orange is the New Black' and what else?
    "Orange is the New Black" will make a prison out of binge viewers' living rooms beginning June 6 on Netflix, but there's a whole lot more great TV coming this summer. Here are some of the new shows that could lock up your viewing time in the next three...
  • L.A. theater openings, May 11-18: 'Letters From Zora' and more

    L.A. theater openings, May 11-18: 'Letters From Zora' and more
    Vanessa Bell Calloway delivers "Letters from Zola" at Pasadena Playhouse. And South Coast Rep revisits its inaugural production, Moliere's "Tartuffe," to close out its 50th anniversary season. Letters From Zora Vanessa Bell Calloway portrays African...
  • Passings: Kate O'Mara

    Passings: Kate O'Mara
    Kate O'Mara, 74, a British actress best known for her role as Caress Morrell, sister to Joan Collins' Alexis Colby, in the 1980s prime-time soap opera "Dynasty," died Sunday at a nursing home in southern England after a short illness, according to her...
  • Review: Force is with Liam Neeson in 'Non-Stop's' airborne whodunit

    Review: Force is with Liam Neeson in 'Non-Stop's' airborne whodunit
    For years, decades even, Liam Neeson was an action hero hidden in plain sight. Yes, he was an impressive 6-foot-4, with the rangy physical grace of the former amateur boxing champion still visible, but the Oscar nominee for "Schindler's List" could...