| Jun 20, 2012
| 1:06 PM
Like a candy bowl for the coffee table, "fashion book" usually implies "picture book," featuring models as glossy and dazzling as a Butterscotch Disk.
Two new fashion books enhance flavor with nourishment. In "You Are What You Wear: What Your Clothes...
| Jun 23, 2012
| 8:22 PM
In the film "The Wizard of Oz", the scarecrow elucidates great thoughts and shows astute judgment throughout the movie but feels inadequate because he hasn't got a brain. The wizard hands him a diploma recognizing his academic prowess and he immediately...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 2:45 PM
Here are some shows and exhibits to watch for at Chicago's museums and zoos this fall, roughly in order of appearance:
"Kouzina": Annual celebration of Greek and Mediterranean cuisine. 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 20 at the National Hellenic Museum, 333 S....
| Jul 13, 2012
| 4:10 PM
Freaks and geeks from around the world are invading San Diego for their favorite time of year. Nearly 150,000 people will be a part of this year’s Comic-Con convention that spot lights everything from walking dead zombies to comic book favorites....
| Feb 26, 2013
| 1:05 PM
It's not exactly the Yellow Brick Road, but a proverbial hop, skip and a jump up the Kennedy Expressway from the wizard of Oz's birthplace lies the origin of a new kind of Oz creation.
More than a century after L. Frank Baum penned "The Wonderful ...
| Mar 7, 2013
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If “Oz the Great and Powerful” only had a brain. And heart. And courage.
Even then it’d still have James Franco, who should never again collaborate with director Sam Raimi. Franco's turn as Peter Parker's pal/nemesis...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 11:47 AM
Blockbuster-starved studios rarely reach Hollywood's Emerald City, but Walt Disney Studios appears headed there this weekend.
The studio's $200-million-plus 3-D production is set to open this weekend with a massive gross of about $90 million,...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 8:16 AM
In show business, like all business, very often you spend money to make money. Director Sam Raimi's "Oz the Great and Powerful" is Disney's latest attempt to spend $200 million to make a billion worldwide, on the order of Tim Burton's "Alice in...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 10:13 PM
If you plan to see the new movie, the wonderful movie about Oz, it would be good to know it's only loosely based on the original story by author L. Frank Baum.
Disney's movie adaptation is not based on one book written by Baum, since he never wrote a...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 7:00 AM
The 2013-14 season at the Pantages Theatre will feature last year’s most decorated Broadway musical, “Once,” Andrew Lloyd Webber thrice, and a second helping of "The Book of Mormon."
The Webber trifecta will consist of his production...
| Feb 10, 2013
| 9:57 AM
Anchored by mega-hit "Book of Mormon," the shows heading to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts next season have one thing in common: Their creators have proven track records.
The musicals presented by Broadway Across America are:
| Jan 31, 2013
| 5:30 PM
Tiffany Topol has about everything you could possibly ask from a Charity. She's a terrific dancer, a huge personality and, most crucial of all, she has just the right note of guileless vulnerability.
Charity Hope Valentine, the central character of...