I had hoped Aaron Schneider’s “Greyhound” would be a thrilling WWII epic, buoyed by strong performances, rich production values and the best modern special effects to bring this seagoing battle film to life. I wasn’t disappointed on any of these counts.
In their decades of running Bowers Tree Experts in Danville, John and Pat Bowers have used bucket trucks for a lot more than just clipping high-hanging branches.
MANSFIELD — Like libraries across the state, the Blue Ridge Township Public Library in downtown Mansfield had to cancel much of its programming for children this spring and summer.
Normally, a crowd of 50 for a show at the 1,525-seat Virginia Theatre would not sit well with longtime director Steven Bentz.
Picking up from last week, we assembled another panel of 10 to guide us through the news-packed year that was 1980
The Paul Simon Public Policy Institute’s Renewing Illinois program encourages Illinois university students to discuss and debate creative solutions to revitalize the Prairie State. While preparing background materials for the students who will participate in our annual summit, we recognized …
As if cable television didn’t already provide a bewildering array of programming (where you still can’t find anything to watch), now multiple streaming services are coming online to dazzle your eyes and empty your wallet.
What do you know about Nijinsky? He was a legendary dancer, homosexual, he caused a riot in Paris when he performed to Stravinsky’s music? All true, but there is so much more as shown in Lynn Curlee’s “The Great Nijinsky: God of Dance” (Charlesbridge 2019).
I sometimes go through genre phases in my reading. For several years I read post-apocalyptic science fiction, with one of my favorites being “On the Beach” by Nevil Shute.
URBANA — As he walked through the farmers market at Lincoln Square Mall 20 years ago, some rusty sculptures made out of old farm equipment caught Richard Mohr’s eye.
As we struggle through this time of storm and change, here are two picture books about getting through storms with growth, understanding and kindness.
You can take it with you. Ever improving technology offers a variety of portable computing options from jumbo smartphones to tablets to a range of Windows and Mac laptops. Each fills a niche as our needs for communication and computing vary.
Watch the video of 'C-U Sings Volume 1: Let It Be,' produced by Mark Rubel, Ryan Groff and James Treichler and featuring 41 singers and 15 instrumentalists.
Jon Stewart’s “Irresistible” is a noble effort that requires a great deal of patience. A modern piece of Capracorn, this broadside aimed at our current political arena premieres with the odds stacked against it. I don’t think I’m the only one who’s tired of the contentious nature of the mode…
I always appreciate when actors get out of their comfort zone, taking on a role unlike any they’ve done before or signing up for a project knowing they’ll have to carry most of the load to make it work. Two of the more impressive examples of the latter we’ve seen in recent years include the …
“Other Words for 365彩票,” by Jasmine Warga, is a novel in verse about the grief and happiness of trying to adapt to an entirely new culture while living an ocean away from your loved ones and familiar places. It is full of funny and bittersweet observations, including everything from confusing…
You can get still get some of the feel of that sort of experience — listening to accomplished filmmakers discussing their films with knowledgeable interlocutors — online from the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.
With the state set to enter Phase 4 of Gov. J.B. Pritzker's Restore Illinois plan, staff writer Anthony Zilis examines what various of University of Illinois venues are anticipating will change once students and visitors return.
The Champaign native and accomplished bassist has done all he can to reflect the outdoor nature of Allerton for the pre-recorded concert, which will be broadcast from 7 to 9 p.m. on WILL FM and streamed online.
Looking to maintain their dominance of the global box office, Disney has gone into the “Harry Potter” business with “Artemis Fowl,” another popular YA series featuring a dynamic male protagonist traipsing about a magical world with a group of eccentrics at his side. What with eight books in …
Normally, we reserve this space for the latest whizbang technologies and devices. Today, we veer to how this gear reaches you. Neighbors create community. Local merchants enrich our community, and they are your neighbors. In an era when big box stores obliterate local merchants, three locall…