| Oct 19, 2012
| 2:37 PM
As autumn turns the Manhattan air crisp and cool, Broadway is gearing up for another season. In the 2012-2013 lineup are new plays, star-driven revivals, lavish musicals and shows inspired by movies, books, TV shows and one very well-known comic strip....
| Sep 19, 2011
| 9:20 AM
Everyone seems to be upset about the Emmys last night. And it's not just because of the bizarre inclusion of the singing Emmytones.
It's what's being perceived as a big diss for HBO's "Boardwalk Empire." After winning a slew of technical awards at the...
| Aug 11, 2008
The driver of a tractor-trailer was killed early yesterday in a three-vehicle crash that sent the 18-wheeler plunging into the Chesapeake Bay — the first time that a vehicle has plummeted from the bridge in its 56-year history, according to...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 12:13 PM
James Franco went on Jimmy Fallon's "The Tonight Show" to talk about theater and film, but he got sidetracked by poetry. His new collection, "Directing Herbert White," is coming from Graywolf Press on April 15.
"I know how an actor writing poetry...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Lars von Trier's new film "Nymphomaniac: Volume I" is the story of a young woman who tries to work through her parental issues by having as much sex as possible. And that's quite a bit of sex indeed, the majority of it dispassionate and squalid. It is...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 12:14 PM
Before his poetry reading Wednesday night, James Franco, who has been in town rehearsing for his Broadway debut in "Of Mice and Men" with director (and Steppenwolf ensemble member) Anna Shapiro, spoke to the Tribune about his side job as a poet, his...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 10:30 AM
In a pre-Berlin announcement, veteran foreign sales agent Nadine de Barros, financier/producer Daniel Wagner and producer Robert Ogden Barnum have partnered to launch Fortitude International as a sales and financing outfit based in Los Angeles.
| Jan 24, 2014
| 7:49 AM
On a frigid Monday morning this month, Ian Chillag and Mike Danforth of "How to Do Everything," their dizzyingly random, cult favorite of an advice podcast, gathered with producer Steven Tobiasz in an airy conference room in the corner of the National...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 4:30 PM
The announcement from Warner Bros. today that Jesse Eisenberg had been cast as Lex Luthor in the untitled Superman-Batman sequel scheduled for 2016 was met with howls from the blogosphere.
But in this case, the Internet might actually have a point....
| Jan 19, 2014
| 2:30 PM
A hodgepodge of Western, sci-fi and Greek tragedy, "Young Ones" is certainly one of the more unique films at this year's Sundance Film Festival. But the sophomore effort from Jake Paltrow ("The Good Night") gets so bogged down in its primal tale of murder...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 11:41 AM
The Steve McQueen period drama "12 Years A Slave" swept through the Film Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday, taking five prizes, including feature, director, supporting female, screenplay and cinematography. Cate Blanchett and Matthew McConaughey won...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 6:36 AM
Really, in the grand scheme of things, it's a minor, minor point, somewhere between apocalyptic and not-very-apocalyptic-at-all: The 24-hour Starbucks in Piper's Alley, the large, busy one that hugs the corner of North Avenue and Wells Street in Old Town,...