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.



Frank's Faves: Funny movie presidents

This week: Hail to the Chief we have chosen top banana,/ Hail to the Chief! We salute him, one and all ...

Chuck Koplinski: 'Beasts' bursting with potential

Since the "Harry Potter" film franchise came to an end, there's been a gaping hole in Warner Bros.' ledger sheet. Bringing their stable of DC Comics superheroes to the screen was supposed to fill this void, but they've continued to underperform in one way or another.

Entertainment listings, Nov. 17-24, 2016

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