| Jun 8, 2014
There's no mystery about the best place for book lovers to gather this weekend — it's the Printers Row Lit Fest in the South Loop. But here are other questions about literature that have confounded many:
1/ In September 1849, Edgar Allan Poe...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 10:00 AM
When she was a young girl, Russi Taylor and her family visited Disneyland, where she had a close and remarkable encounter with Walt Disney himself.
"It was night time and we had just gotten off of the Mark Twain boat ride. There was a man sitting on the...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 2:30 PM
"Hey Arnold!" voice actor and writer Steve Viksten died on Monday. He was 54.
He lent his vocal chops to the character of Oskar Kokoshka, a boarding house resident with an ambiguous Eastern European accent, for the hit animated Nickelodeon show....
| Jun 4, 2014
| 8:41 AM
I return again, compulsively, to the subject of "Bravest Warriors," a Web-based cartoon series about four teenage heroes — Chris, Beth, Wallow and Danny by name — in the intergalactic, multi-plane 31st century.
It is one of the best things,...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Some people go on vacation in June. Bill Plympton goes to Annecy. The man dubbed the King of Indie Animation is a popular draw at the famed French animation festival, which he's attended since 1985.
"That's when I started discovering the potential of...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Lionsgate investors who presumed there was no more value to wring out of "The Hunger Games" beyond its final installment next year got a nice surprise last week. CEO Jon Feltheimer announced a new way to capitalize on the mega-franchise: A touring...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 7:15 AM
Reboots and relaunches are nothing new to TV; the cops of "Hawaii Five-0" are back, while last year's revamp of "Ironside" sank. But "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey," broadcast on Fox and several sister networks, differs from other TV flashbacks; it's an...
| May 22, 2014
| 2:30 PM
The music behind some of the most popular shows on TV came to life on Wednesday evening during the Television Academy's "Score!," a concert celebrating music composed for television, sponsored by ASCAP.
Composers including Ramin Djawadi of "Game of...
| May 25, 2014
| 6:26 PM
It is rare for state legislative candidates to get national media attention, but there was West Hollywood attorney Sandra Fluke on MSNBC the other day, talking about the challenges of being a woman running for the California Senate.
It was one of...
| May 27, 2014
| 10:57 AM
Actor, writer and our favorite Monkee Micky Dolenz will star in Mike Reiss’ new play, “Comedy Is Hard,” premiering Sept. 24 to Oct. 12 at the Ivoryton Playhouse.
Dolenz, who just began a tour with pop group The Monkees last week,...
| May 29, 2014
| 7:15 AM
With four series in prime time this season — powerhouse comedies "The Big Bang Theory" and "Two and a Half Men," as well as more recent arrivals "Mike & Molly" and "Mom," a television academy honoree this year — Chuck Lorre has conquered the...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 12:30 AM
ANNECY -- J.G. Quintel's Emmy winning "Regular Show,' one of the jewels in Cartoon Network's ratings crown, in and outside the U.S., looks set to become more regularly bigger.
"Regular Show's" regular segs clock in at a quarter of an hour, including...