'Never Have I Ever' brings rare voice, and a newcomer, to TV
When Mindy Kaling was growing up in the Boston area, few classmates looked like her. It helps explain her latest project, the hit Netflix comedy "Never Have I Ever," which follows Devi Vishwakumar, a first-generation Indian American teen navigating not only her culture and Hindu faith, but also raging hormones, commitment to excellence and explosive temper.
Ricky Martin makes 'Pausa' to channel newly found anxietyThe world paused and for the first time in his life Ricky Martin felt anxiety. "... I started making music and it was my medicine, honestly, because I really felt like I was gasping for air," he said. The result is "Pausa," a surprise EP "with a lot of introspection" released Thursday.
Cantigny, Morton Arboretum, Naper Settlement reopening -- with limitsAre you yearning to walk in a pretty place? Cantigny Park, Morton Arboretum, Naper Settlement and the Chicago Botanic Garden are reopening soon with some new restrictions.
Album review: Pop star Gaga is back, but where's the art or spark?In the 12 years since Lady Gaga dropped her first album, the singer has exceptionally shown that she knows how to create a killer album. Enter "Chromatica," her sixth studio effort, and her return to the electro dance-pop sound. It's an album made for the clubs. But instead of bopping along to the album, you'll want to social distance from it.
Feder: WIND's Amy Jacobson suing Pritzker over ban from media briefingsGovernor J.B. Pritzker may have ended his daily media briefings on the coronavirus pandemic, but Chicago radio talk show host Amy Jacobson isn't giving up her fight with him.
Buffalo Theatre Ensemble hits pauseLess than a month after announcing its 2020-2021 season, Buffalo Theatre Ensemble hits pause in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and vows to return in fall 2021.
AMC drama revisits 'Millionaire' quiz show coughing scandalIn 2001, a husband and wife were accused of cheating their way to the top prize on the British version of TV's "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" -- allegedly coughing up the correct multiple-choice answers by brazenly signaling with exactly that, a cough. AMC's three-part drama "Quiz," which debuts Sunday, looks at Charles and Diana Ingram and their painful fall from grace with a deft combination of satire and expansive humanity.
#MeToo, phase 2: Doc explores heavy burden on women of color"On the Record," by Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering, provides a searingly intimate portrayal of the agonizing process of calculating whether to go public with a sexual assault allegation.
Images: Through the Film Magnifier: Ringo Starr, Arlington High School, Bill Murray, Memorial Day and moreSee vintage Daily Herald photos of Ringo Starr, Last day of Arlington High School, Bill Murray, the cast of Alien and more in our latest Through the Film Magnifier gallery.
Book review: If you can't visit a national park this summer, here's a charming alternativeEvery year, I try to visit a new national park. This year, my plan was to visit North Dakota's Theodore Roosevelt National Park. But then the coronavirus happened and that park, like much of the rest of life, was shuttered. Instead, I was pleasantly diverted by a charming little book, "This is a Book for People Who Love the National Parks" by Matt Garczynski.
Review: 'If Found ...' sets a new standard for the visual novelThe recently released visual novel "If Found ..." is a milestone for video games; not only does it tell a moving story about a young transgender woman, but it does so with exquisite visual flair using simple but engaging game mechanics.
Sponsored | Ron Onesti: Memorial Day thoughts on Arcada HeroesThis Memorial Day had an additional meaning to me. As I sat home in quarantine lockdown, I had the time to formulate an additional perspective about this day of remembrance. I was going through some old photos and came upon a picture of our former pipe organ master, Jim Shaffer.
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