| Apr 1, 2014
| 1:16 PM
Welcome to Questions of Characters, the monthly column that puts a name to some of the most familiar faces in movies, on television, the stage and commercials who either hail from Chicago or have spent enough time here to consider it home.
| May 1, 2014
| 8:51 AM
"Jonah, you're not even a man," begins one of many epic insults hurled in the face of Jonah Ryan, the needling, socially maladjusted pisher of a human on HBO's "Veep," embodied with no-holds-barred gusto by one-time Chicago actor Timothy Simons. "You're...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 4:40 PM
Alan Partridge, the British broadcast personality Steve Coogan first brought to life in 1991 on the BBC radio news spoof, "On the Hour," is back. Older, none the wiser, his bloated ego and vast array of insecurities are very much intact.
It's not that...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 5:59 PM
"Community" (NBC, Thursdays). Ratings have been reported historically low, but that this show, which now bears almost no relation to anything we have heretofore recognized as a sitcom, is surviving at all on a broadcast network seems miraculous to me....
| Apr 7, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"IF YOU want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion." Says the Dalai Lama.
Dan Harris is in that small respected world where news correspondents and TV pundits ply their wares and give informed opinions...
| May 4, 2014
| 8:29 AM
Michelle Obama wore a draped-sleeve, dropped-shoulder gray tulle embroidered gown by Marchesa to the 100th White House Correspondents' Dinner on Saturday. She accessorized with drop earrings and a large ring.
The annual dinner and scholarship fundraiser...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 2:22 PM
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This week's TV Movies
Yee-haw! Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan host...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 12:14 PM
Katherine Heigl is suing New York drugstore chain Duane Reade to the tune of $6 million -- all over a tweet she claims misappropriated her image for commercial purposes without her consent.
Last month, the company tweeted out a link to a story with a...
| May 2, 2014
| 3:13 PM
Gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari launched a scathing online attack on Friday against fellow Republican Tim Donnelly, the state assemblyman who is the GOP front-runner in the governor’s race.
Kashkari launched a website, timdonnellyfacts.com,...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 5:43 PM
Andrew Garfield sounds more at home in the snappy suit he wore to the London world premiere of "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" than in the classic red-and-blue costume his character dons in the film.
Blame it on his "British reserve."
"Spandex does not...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 8:30 PM
In 2014, the week leading up to and including Academy Awards Sunday is packed with events, parties, pampering salons and luxury suites, so much so that Hollywood A-listers, nominees and influencers -- who are, naturally, invited to everything -- will need...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 12:59 PM
It's Team Kate for the win! The former Kate Middleton sailed past husband Prince William in a yacht race during their New Zealand tour on Friday.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge set sail with Team New Zealand around Auckland's Waitemata Harbor in...