| May 22, 2013
| 3:21 PM
Two components of many a Chicago summer of live entertainment are absent this year — there's no Cirque du Soleil tent at the United Center and no Riverfront Theater at the Tribune Company's Freedom Center. So you'll have to go camping for fun...
| May 9, 2013
| 1:54 PM
The Steppenwolf Theatre Company said Thursday it raised $1.1 million at its annual gala last Saturday — for its artistic, educational and community programming.
Items at the live auction including opening-night tickets to the upcoming Broadway...
| Apr 24, 2013
Once in a while, a movie slips under your radar. For about, oh, 20 years. In 'Big-screen blind spot,' we sit down with those 'classic' movies everybody but us has seen and give them the nostalgia critic treatment.
Confession: Until recently, I had never...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 2:05 AM
I remember thinking I would hate American History X. It had gotten a bad review from a critic I respected. I saw it and was pleasantly surprised.
Director Tony Kaye’s last film was a documentary about abortion (Lake of Fire). This time out, he cast...
| Apr 11, 2012
| 3:27 PM
"No actor should be in Chicago 'cause they wanta make money," a character says in "The Last Duck," a new play that includes a brief but pointed look at our Second City complex. "It's more about art," the guy says. "You know, whatever that means. Or you...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 8:31 AM
With Diane Lane prowling the boards at the Goodman Theatre, not long after Nathan Lane in "The Iceman Cometh," and with Jimmy Smits now lined up for "The Motherf**ker with the Hat" later this season at Steppenwolf Theatre, star casting has suddenly...
| Apr 22, 2012
| 10:30 AM
I hear NCIS is America's favorite TV show. Who watches NCIS anyway? And why is it so popular?
—Jennifer Y., via Facebook
You speak of that scrappy-military-crime-investigation-unit show, ostensibly led by Mark Harmon but totally dominated by Pauley...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 12:51 PM
William Petersen, the actor with longtime roots on the Chicago stage, is to appear this summer at the Steppenwolf Theatre in a two-person show about a teenager and her reculsive uncle in Costa Rica.
Titled "Slowgirl" and penned by Greg Pierce, it will...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 4:40 PM
"CSI" gets a lot of competition. ABC will toss "Revenge" against the CBS drama at 10. Harry Connick Jr. starts a guest-starring role as a prosecutor on NBC's "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," also at 10. USA brings back "Royal Pains," also at 10....
| Nov 18, 2011
| 4:40 PM
Danson has won admiring reviews for his work on the long-running drama, which he joined this fall. He replaced Laurence Fishburne, who joined the show after original cast member William Petersen left. "CSI" airs at 10 p.m. Wednesdays on WKMG-Channel 6....
| Nov 3, 2011
| 4:36 PM
Silen flicks, Italian masterworks and a chat with Clint Eastwood and an evening with long-time Times film critic Kevin Thomas are on tap this week....
| Sep 18, 2011
| 4:40 PM
"Saturday Night Live" starts its 37th season with Alec Baldwin as host and Radiohead as musical guest. It will be Baldwin's 16th time as host, a record. You can catch him at 11:30 p.m. Saturday on NBC....