| Mar 31, 2013
| 9:38 AM
"Admission" (PG-13). An admissions officer for Princeton University takes a surprising detour on the road to happiness. With Tina Fey, Paul Rudd and Michael Sheen. TownMall Cinemas (12:00, 2:35, 5:10, 7:40, 10:15 p.m.)
"The Call" (R). A...
| Mar 30, 2012
| 2:55 PM
With her 20th novel, "The Beginner's Goodbye," about to be released, Baltimore novelist Anne Tyler is already hard at work on her 21st — a "sprawling family saga that goes on and on and on" that she'll be writing backward, beginning with the ending....
| Feb 1, 2012
| 1:35 PM
Forgive my absence from these pages, but I recently suffered a dislocated fracture of my ankle while saving a kitten from a speeding car.
The bad news is, it required reconstructive surgery and I have to spend the next six weeks on my butt. The good news...
| Oct 27, 2012
| 10:49 AM
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Southwestern Indiana prosecutors have dropped charges against a 17-year-old boy who was one of three Evansville teenagers accused of killing a homeless man.
The Evansville Courier & Press reports ( http://bit.ly/S3aXdR ) a...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 7:00 AM
Andrew Upton is staying on at the Sydney Theatre Company, assuming the position of sole artistic director starting in January. For the last four years, Upton and his wife, actress Cate Blanchett, have served as co-artistic directors of Australia's most...
| May 17, 2012
| 8:16 PM
Her publisher surely meant well, but the cover of Anne Tyler's new novel "The Beginner's Goodbye" (Knopf) is all wrong.
The cover — a pair of elegant cups and saucers displayed against a doily-white background — might reasonably be...
| Apr 26, 2012
| 12:16 PM
"Dinner with the Elams"
There are family music acts and family circus acts, but the family improv act is a rarity. "Dinner with the Elams" at iO Theater in Wrigleyville seeks to rectify that, and it's a helluva idea. Three Elam siblings (Erica, Brett...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 9:58 AM
Melissa Joan Hart will star in a benefit reading of the '60s romantic comedy "Any Wednesday" at the Westport Country Playhouse Monday, June 29 at 7 p.m.
She will play the role of Ellen, the sweet mistress of a wealthy Manhattan businessman in the...
| Mar 26, 2013
Because their movie “The Host” comes from “Twilight” author Stephenie Meyer, Max Irons and Jake Abel have received plenty of questions about Team Edward and Team Jacob.
The new film’s story, however, isn’t as basic as,...
| Mar 23, 2013
| 2:58 PM
In the midst of separating a generation of young female readers into Team Edward and Team Jacob, Stephenie Meyer, author of the wildly popular "Twilight" novels, started a new book called "The Host." Published by Little, Brown in 2008, "The Host" is a...
| Mar 28, 2013
0.5 stars (out of four)
Congratulations, Stephenie Meyer. You made something worse than “Twilight.”
Adapted by suddenly terrible writer/director Andrew Niccol (“The Truman Show,” “In Time”) from Meyer’s...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 8:07 AM
"The Host" is for people who couldn't handle the whirlwind pace of events in the "Twilight" trilogy and who prefer a love triangle unafraid to redefine, for a new generation, the word "lollygag."
It features several shots of Diane Kruger (as a capital-S...