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Daniel J. Travanti

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  • Surviving in the suburbs

    The suburbs still may offer a more desirable lifestyle for millions of Americans, but the performing arts industry relentlessly glorifies the urban experience. The arts, we're often told, thrive on big-city challenges and iconography. That's especially true in Chicago, with its long-standing but self-aware tradition of gritty theatrical excellence.
  • Wednesday's TV Highlights: “South Park” on Comedy Central

    Click here to download TV listings for the week of Oct. 3 - 9 in PDF format This week's TV Movies Weekly TV Listings can also be downloaded here HOT WHEELS: Cartman fulfills his dream of becoming a NASCAR driver...

    A tale of two Hoffmans

    The romance of the Sundance Film Festival is simple: It's the place where long-harbored dreams are first exposed to public view and, if favorably received, are launched into the world. Gordy Hoffman had been driving a cab in Chicago for 3 1/2 years...

    'Hill Street Blues' defined TV sophistication

     'Hill Street Blues' defined TV sophistication
    Hill Street Blues: The Complete Series Shout! Factory, $199.99 For seven seasons between 1981 and 1987, "Hill Street Blues" helped define how sophisticated TV drama could be, telling fast-paced, blackly comic stories about jaded lawmen and vicious...

    'Hill Street Blues' paved the way for today's golden era of TV drama

     'Hill Street Blues' paved the way for today's golden era of TV drama
    The ambitious police drama seemed doomed even before it hit the NBC airwaves on Jan. 15, 1981. Test audiences were unimpressed by the gritty pilot that focused on the personal and professional struggles of police officers working in a crime-ridden urban...