20 years after 'Sideways,' Paul Giamatti may finally land his first best actor Oscar nomination
When Paul Giamatti made "Sideways" with director Alexander Payne, he couldn't believe it he was playing the lead. Giamatti says he hasn't experienced anything quite like the natural, ensemble feel of "Sideways." Until, that is, he reteamed with Payne for "The Holdovers."
New York-style pizza restaurant coming to Geneva is a real family operationNew York-style pizza is now available in Geneva with the opening of Nemec Brothers Pizzeria at 317 W. State St.
Book review: 'Welcome to The O.C.' serves as a definitive look back at the 20-year-old Fox dramaTwenty years after the debut of Fox's "The O.C.," Rolling Stone TV critic Alan Sepinwall is taking readers "right back where we started from" in a splendid retrospective -- "Welcome to The O.C." -- that relies on the memories of those who brought the show's 96 episodes to life.
City Works restaurant in Wheeling has closed permanentlyCity Works restaurant in Wheeling has closed permanently after about four years in business.
What to stream this week: Nicki Minaj's birthday album, Julia Roberts is in trouble and Monk returnsA Nicki Minaj album dropping on her birthday and the return of Tony Shalhoub's quirky private investigator Adrian Monk with one final case are some of the new television, movies, music and games headed to a device near you.
A 50-foot tree and hundreds of ornaments: How Union Station is transformed for the holidaysHow does Union Station's 50-foot Christmas tree get there? Here's a behind-the-scenes look at how a team of decorators bedazzles the Great Hall.
Beyoncé's 'Renaissance' is No. 1 at the box office with $21 million debutBeyoncé ruled the box office this weekend. Her concert picture, "Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé," opened in first place with $21 million in North American ticket sales, according to estimates from AMC Theatres Sunday.
Walking through Old San Juan: Seven things to do in Puerto Rico's Walled CityToday, tourism drives Puerto Rico's economy. Old San Juan, roughly seven square blocks of Spanish colonial architecture and 16th- and 17th-century landmarks, ranks among its top attractions. And for U.S. citizens, visiting is especially convenient.
Kenny G releases album of lullabies ahead of Dec. 14 show at the Arcada in St. CharlesFour decades into his career, saxophonist Kenny G, who just released a new album of lullabies titled "Innocence," is grateful that his music continues to resonate. Fans can see him perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles.
A life in color: New tuner about cartoon favorite Betty Boop opens in Chicago on its way to Broadway"Boop! The Betty Boop Musical," a new tuner by Grammy Award-winning composer David Foster and lyricist Susan Birkhead about the animated spit-curled songstress created by Max Fleischer in 1930, opens in Chicago on its way to Broadway.
Santa gives reindeer the day off, takes helicopter to SchaumburgWith his reindeer resting up for the big day later this month, Santa chose a more convential method of air travel Sunday for a special trip to Schaumburg.
Sponsored | Ron Onesti: Ain't Nothin' But A Good Time!The 1980s "Hair Band" era of rock 'n roll was a few years past the "classic rock" era of my high school musical formative years. As much as the FM radio waves were filled with hits by Poison, Guns 'N Roses, Warrant, Winger, Vixen, Dokken, RATT, Cinderella, Slaughter and others, I always kept a daily diet of RUSH, Jethro Tull, Led Zeppelin, YES and the like.