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  • 'Homecoming 1972' at Chicago Dramatists ★★½

    'Homecoming 1972' at Chicago Dramatists ★★½
    In Oliver Stone's "Born of the Fourth of July," the 1989 movie that earned Tom Cruise his first Academy Award nomination, there's a potent tableau set during an Independence Day parade in Massapequa, N.Y., wherein shell-shocked veterans of the war in...
  • Melissa McCarthy leads 'Identity Thief' to biggest opening of 2013

    Melissa McCarthy leads 'Identity Thief' to biggest opening of 2013
    Melissa McCarthy stole the show at the box office this weekend, proving she has the star power to attract moviegoers to theaters even during a blizzard. "Identity Thief," her comedy co-starring Jason Bateman, easily ran away with the weekend's No. 1...
  • 'Hobbit' rules again as Cruise, Apatow, Streisand post soft debuts

    'Hobbit' rules again as Cruise, Apatow, Streisand post soft debuts
    It was a ho-ho-ho-hum weekend at the box office, as five new releases failed to draw moviegoers to the multiplex in droves. "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" was the No. 1 film for the second consecutive weekend, collecting an additional $36.7...
  • Brad Pitt is a model for aging actors

    Brad Pitt is a model for aging actors
    In watching Marc Forster's new action drama "World War Z," it's hard not to be struck by how well Brad Pitt is aging. Yes, there's the slightest of silver highlighting his long locks, and the added distinction those little lines are etching on his face,...
  • Ty Burr, author of 'Gods Like Us,' discusses the evolution of stardom

    Ty Burr, author of 'Gods Like Us,' discusses the evolution of stardom
    Hollywood makes movies, of course, but just as important — or maybe more so — it makes stars. But as Boston Globe film critic Ty Burr argues in “Gods Like Us: On Movie Stardom and Modern Fame,” the manufacture and maintenance of...
  • Lawrence Wright on 'Going Clear'

    Lawrence Wright on 'Going Clear'
    Covering the church beat takes on an entirely new dimension when that church is the Church of Scientology. Since its founding in 1954 by former pulp fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard, the church has aggressively used the courts and public relations...
  • Review: 'Going Clear' by Lawrence Wright

    Review: 'Going Clear' by Lawrence Wright
    For "Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief," Lawrence Wright borrows the title of his new book directly from the terminology of Scientology. "Going clear" means to achieve a state of mental purity and clarity as a result of the...
  • Giorgio Armani's niece Roberta has star power of her own

    Giorgio Armani's niece Roberta has star power of her own
    There are few designers working today who have had as big an influence on fashion as Giorgio Armani. Founding his company in Milan in 1975, he modernized the suit, giving it a relaxed, soft silhouette, and created a daytime uniform of power and...
  • Interview: Michael Pena's adjusting to the view from up there

    Interview: Michael Pena's adjusting to the view from up there
    Michael Pena wanted to sit closer to the floor-to-ceiling windows at NoMI during a recent lunch — and who wouldn't? The trendy restaurant on the seventh floor of the Park Hyatt hotel offers customers a scenic view of Michigan Avenue and the Water...
  • The Go Guide Weekend Preview: Movies, music and open Mikes

    The Go Guide Weekend Preview: Movies, music and open Mikes
    Should unexpected pleasures be so unexpected around here anymore? A visit to South Florida by Steve Martin, banjoist? Mike Tyson at the Arsht Center? A family-style scavenger hunt in Wilton Manors? New Kids on the Block … anywhere? Nothing should...
  • Howard Stern taking his 'Talent' to Chicago area

    Howard Stern taking his 'Talent' to Chicago area
    "America's Got Talent" will do this week what the National Radio Hall of Fame couldn't last November: It will get legendary shock jock Howard Stern to come to the Chicago area. Stern — who was inducted into the Chicago-based Hall of Fame but...
  • Ready or not Chicago, 'The Book of Mormon'

    Ready or not Chicago,  'The Book of Mormon'
    CULVER CITY, Calif. — It's 4:30 p.m. on a warm November Monday in a nondescript building in Culver City. Trey Parker is pacing around the writers room at the so-called South Park Studios — which, once you're inside, feels like a cross...