What's missing from Netflix's 'Tales of the City'
The new Netflix series "Tales of the City" has generated major buzz for its compelling and nuanced portrayal of queer life in San Francisco. The series revisits characters from an early 1990s television miniseries based on novels by Armistead Maupin.
We're buying what Kirsten Dunst is selling in 'On Becoming a God in Central Florida'Friends, have I got a TV show for you. True, it has a sort of lame and unnecessarily pretentious title -- "On Becoming a God in Central Florida" -- but I'm here to tell you this new Showtime series premiering Sunday will enrich your life beyond your wildest dreams.
'The Affair' returns for a final season of old hurts -- and a glimpse of the future"The Affair" -- do you still care? Some of us remain deeply enmeshed in Sarah Treem and Hagai Levi's intricately structured and satisfyingly grown-up Showtime drama about an affair all those summers ago on Long Island.
What's the statute of limitations on movie spoilers?We all agree that in writing about new films, spoilers should be kept to a minimum, right? But what about movies that are decades old -- classics, whose stories are embedded in popular culture? Is there a statute of limitations on when it is not OK to openly discuss a film's secrets?
Writers Theatre's 'Into the Woods' casts emotional, enchanting spellGary Griffin returns to Writers Theatre in Glencoe to direct the company's first in-the-round production, the deeply felt, utterly enchanting, fairy tale-inspired "Into the Woods."
Weekend picks: The fun of Wizard World continues in RosemontWhat a great weekend ahead: Meet and greet celebrities at Wizard World in Rosemont this weekend, Sting brings his "My Songs" tour to Ravinia Festival in Highland Park, The Wiggles play the Rosemont Theatre and Jon Lovitz does standup at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles.
Revived 'Designated Survivor' shows how TV world has changedNetflix's revival of "Designated Survivor" is an interesting failed experiment. It's also an illustration of how television has changed in a remarkably short time.
Book review: Digital dating proves complicated in 'Love at First Like'In Hannah Orenstein's "Love at First Like," Eliza Roth accidentally leads her Instagram followers to believe that she is engaged and quickly learns that maintaining a picture-perfect life is extremely complicated.
Fortnite's slowdown has Epic Games battling to spark new growthThese should be heady times for Fortnite, the battle-royale shooting game that's set the video-game industry reeling since its release two years ago. But all is not well on the Fortnite island.
5 things to do this weekend in the suburbsGrammy Award-winning star Sting brings his "My Songs" tour to Ravinia for two nights and actor and comedian Jon Lovitz does standup at the Arcada in St. Charles. Good times await.
New 'Breaking Bad' movie coming Oct. 11 on NetflixNetflix announced on Saturday that it will release a new "Breaking Bad" movie on Oct. 11
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