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  • Complete list of Summer Sneaks films

    APRIL 30 The M Word At a struggling Los Angeles TV station, a children's show actress leads her female colleagues as new management arrives from New York on a cost-cutting mission. With Tanna Frederick, Michael Imperioli and Gregory Harrison....
  • William Petersen, Michael Shannon Among Thesps Making Return to Chicago Stages

    Can't go home again? That old adage apparently doesn't apply to actors who started in Chicago theater before going on to Hollywood success. In the past six months alone, Windy City auds have seen the return of an impressive ensemble of well-known big- and...
  • Nelsan Ellis directs an intense, musical story of Memphis blues

    Nelsan Ellis directs an intense, musical story of Memphis blues
    Those who lament the lack of diversity in Chicago's off-Loop scene, and those who just enjoy a unstintingly immersive and gutsy piece of theater, will find much of interest in "Hoodoo Love," the very promising and powerful first production of a brand-...
  • 'True Blood' recap: High stakes for Bill (Bilith?) in season opener

    'True Blood' recap: High stakes for Bill (Bilith?) in season opener
    Remember how “True Blood” ended last August? The Vampire Authority compound is in flames. Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) drinks all the sacred blood supposedly preserved from Lilith (Jessica Clark), the mother of all vampires. Then Bill...
  • True Blood Season 6: Date, time, TV channel, preview and more!

     
    True Blood Season 6 Sunday, June 16 HBO, 8pm ET/PT (Also, don't miss the two-part social media event that kicks off 9am ET June 16 when HBO reveals exclusive secrets from the set of True Blood Season 6 via the profiles on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram...
  • Comic-Con nightlife, as told by Kit Harington, Felicia Day and more

     
    With San Diego's Comic-Con International expanding nearly every year, the annual pop culture convention has also accommodated the flourishing nightlife. […]...
  • True Blood Season 6 postmortem: What was good, what was bad, what’s next?

     
    Whether it was just a matter of seeing a supernova-hot show cool to also-ran status, or a case of it jumping the shark (and biting it on the neck, draining it of all its vital blood) I couldn't muster up much excitement for True Blood Season 6. I wasn't...
  • David Oyelowo delves deeper for role in 'The Butler'

    David Oyelowo delves deeper for role in 'The Butler'
    For the Oxford-born, Nigeria-raised David Oyelowo, the last few years have been a profoundly deep — and sometimes harrowing — dive into the African American experience. The actor has played a Tuskegee airman in George Lucas' "Red Tails," a...
  • 'True Blood' recap: Action heats up at Vamp Camp; Sookie embraces her wild side

    'True Blood' recap: Action heats up at Vamp Camp; Sookie embraces her wild side
    The horrors of Vamp Camp – where the undead are imprisoned, studied and killed – are graphically revealed in “Don’t You Feel Me,” Episode 66 of HBO’s “True Blood.” When last we saw vampires Eric...
  • 'True Blood' review: It sucks to get old

    'True Blood' review: It sucks to get old
    I can't decide whether I love, hate or love to hate HBO's "True Blood" (8 p.m. CT June 16, HBO; 2 stars out of 4). With its many repeated plot points and an ever-increasing roster of supernatural beings, it doesn't seem to be aging as gracefully as its...
  • True Blood's Nelsan Ellis

    "True Blood" star and Havey, Illinois native Nelsan Ellis returns to Chicago to make his directorial debut at the Athenaeum Theatre with the play, "HooDoo Love." HooDoo Love September 22 -  October 21 Athenaeum Theatre 2936 N. Southport Chicago...
  • Nelsan Ellis: 'True Blood' and true to school

    Nelsan Ellis: 'True Blood' and true to school
    Here's how things usually go in Chicago's off-Loop scene. Friends who studied theater together decide to form their own Chicago theater company. They do their shows, but they also tend to their own careers. If the group is talented, things go well and the...