| Apr 3, 2009
Would you like to permanently share your home with James Dean, Marilyn Monroe or all four Beatles?
The Hollywood Wax Museum is offering wax representations of these and nearly 200 other celebrities at the first auction in its 44-year history.
| May 15, 2009
Patrick McDermott and his wife, Katie, ride their bikes to the lakefront, over to Fellger Park and to softball games at nearby Hamlin Park. They often walk to Roscoe Street to shop the boutiques and grab a sandwich at Costello's. Living in Roscoe...
| May 17, 2009
Glen David Gold
Alfred A. Knopf: 576 pp., $26.95
Glen David Gold's massive new novel begins with a trick, a coup, the literary equivalent of sleight of hand. For a writer whose first book, "Carter Beats the Devil" (2001), concerned...
| Dec 19, 2007
| 6:50 AM
Plenty of movies have been made about Chicago. Plenty of movies have been shot on Chicago's streets. But the city itself has never been a center of international studio filmmaking, except for one brief golden age that lasted only a decade. That single 10-...
| Nov 19, 2008
Do the Golden Globes have anything to teach the Academy Awards? Maybe one thing: How to lighten up.
The Globes, with its two best picture categories, knows that dramas and comedies are almost completely different art forms that can't be judged against...
| Dec 19, 2008
When an actor reaches a summit of unparalleled global popularity, it is probably hard to resist the temptation to play God. Will Smith, in all his humanistic narcissism, continues to erect a gallery of Olympian everymen. The soused superhero of "Hancock"...
| Feb 19, 2009
| 5:29 AM
Oreste Lionello, an entertainer and film dubber who was Italy's "voice" of Woody Allen, Jerry Lewis and other comic stars, died in a Rome hospital today.
Lionello, 81, was a star in Italy's important entertainment industry of movie dubbing.
| Feb 22, 2009
The Rev. Timothy B. Thomas
Position: Rector of St. Nicholas Episcopal Church, Pompano Beach
Other job experience: Former associate rector, Trinity Church, New Orleans; associate rector, St. Francis Episcopal Church, Potomac, Md.; assistant rector,...
| Aug 25, 2008
FROM THE time he was a schoolboy, John Kobal was in love with Hollywood. He longed to become a part of it, and eventually he did -- by befriending faded movie stars and forgotten photographers, enchanting them with his sincerity and his hungry memory, and...
| Oct 17, 2008
András Schiff is a compact man with a large head. He walked onto the Walt Disney Concert Hall stage Wednesday night like a cross between an absent-minded professor and Charlie Chaplin's Little Tramp. When he sat at the piano to play Beethoven's Sonata,...
| Oct 26, 2008
If the words "tiki culture" conjure images of rum drinks the color of windshield wiper fluid, dusty tribal masks and low-rent bamboo-backed bars, hold on to your paper parasol because there's a new trade wind blowing. What was once dismissed as "tacky...
| Nov 6, 2008
Decades before Errol Flynn, Tyrone Power and Johnny Depp became swashbuckling cinematic heroes, Douglas Fairbanks dashed across the screen with the greatest of athletic ease in such extravaganzas as "The Mark of Zorro," "The Iron Mask" and "The Black...