Frank's Faves: Thanksgiving

This week: Turkey. Dark, please. Gravy boats. Football. Yeah, now we're talkin' my favorite things ...

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you're feeling both happy and thankful today (and maybe full of turkey and dressing!)

Me, I'm feeling a bit chagrined ... because, to be honest, while approaching this vital holiday, I haven't been feeling much of any of the above.

Chuck Koplinski: Subtle approach makes for powerful 'Loving'

Jeff Nichols' approach to the case of Richard and Mildred Loving is unique in regards to civil-rights dramas.

Entertainment listings, Nov. 24-Dec. 1, 2016

Special events

This weekend


Chuck's Classics: "Ninotchka" (1939)

Throughout the 1920s and '30s, Greta Garbo cut a distinctive swath across the cinematic landscape. The Swedish actress was everything a movie star should be with her ethereal beauty, aloof manner and natural eroticism — she was larger-than-life, as removed from everyday concerns as anyone possibly could be.

Richard J. Leskosky: 'Harvey' a comedy that still stands tall

Most people leave their imaginary friends behind in childhood, but amiable, eccentric Elwood P. Dowd found his in middle age — a 6-foot-3 1/2 rabbit named Harvey. Or is Harvey really only imaginary? But if he is, why can other people sometimes see him?

That's entertainment: Spotlighting events throughout the area

Music scene

Making music for a good cause

Champaign-Urbana musicians will gather the Friday after Thanksgiving to perform a benefit for the Eastern Illinois Foodbank, from 5 to 10 p.m. at The Iron Post, 120 S. Race St., U. The bands that will perform:

Who lives here? Nov. 19, 2016

Each week on this page, The News-Gazette will show a screen shot of a home from a movie or TV show and ask readers, "Who lives here?" Email your guess of a character who resides in the featured home to, and we'll give a winner a shout-out on next week's page.

#TheMJs, Nov. 18, 2016

On Fridays, staff writer Marcus Jackson (@MarcusJ_NG) provides a quick glance at the best that Twitter has to offer.