Can you identify the screenshot of this home from a movie or TV show?
There’s plenty going on in the latest installment of the “Scream” franchise, none of it necessarily new.
The goal is to enlarge the library, built in 2010, to 24,000 square feet, the size originally recommended by a consultant for a town of Mahomet’s size but voted down by referendum. The public later approved a subsequent referendum for a smaller library.
On paper, it must have looked good. Gather five talented actresses from around the world, cast them as spies from different nations, and have them team up to quash an international threat. And with Jessica Chastain, Diane Kruger, Penelope Cruz, Lupita Nyong’o and Bingbing Fan taking on these…
“Starfish” is a novel in verse about a young girl, Ellie, who is bullied about her weight. The story, by Lisa Fipps, shows Ellie’s journey as she learns both that she deserves to be treated with love and respect and also how to push back and protect herself against the bullying.
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Hollywood and Broadway share a love — a love of castigating Hollywood and Broadway. And you can see that self-referential animus on grand display in Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s classic 1950 tale of raw Broadway ambition, “All About Eve,” screening at 7 p.m. Jan. 22 as part of The News-Gazette Fil…
It’s the beginning of a new year, a time when we often take a step back from day-to-day activities and reflect on the bigger things in life. These two new picture books do the same. They give young readers not only a larger outlook, but a celestial outlook. Both books are written by award-wi…
At times resembling a horror film more than a retelling of William Shakespeare’s oft-told tragedy, Joel Coen’s “The Tragedy of Macbeth” is a staggering take on the classic tale.
It’s funny how we delude ourselves. We push traumatic memories to the back of our minds, refusing to deal or think about the impact painful events have had on us. Even worse is when we justify things we’ve done that have hurt others. We’re all guilty of this at one time or another, ultimatel…
I don’t think it is a stretch to say that all women in our culture are aware of the expectation that women need to be attractive.
The Champaign Public Library hopes to add a new $2.5 million activity space for teens and preteens, to open in the spring of 2023.
CHAMPAIGN — Two University of Illinois graduates will find out tonight if some of the nation's most well-known investors will sink their teeth into their celebrity video-chat business as they make their pitch to the crew on ABC's "Shark Tank."
There are some films where you can pinpoint exactly when they jump the rails, and George Clooney’s “The Tender Bar,” an adaptation of the memoir by Pulitzer Prize-winner J. R. Moehrigner, is one of them. Though the movie gets off to a promising start, an awkward transition undercuts the mome…
The fourth-graders in Kristine Scheu’s classroom at Barkstall Elementary in Champaign have both the talent and incentive to fare well in our annual Design An Ad contest.
With the passing of TV sports icon John Madden, we asked on-air personalities past and present about the broadcaster they wanted to grow up to be like. Among our panelists: WCIA's Jacob Dickey and Bret Beherns, Carol Marin, Jennifer Hendricks-Kaufmann, John Paul, Dan Roan, Steve Kelly and Doug Quick.
There’s no shortage of sports movies out there, and as we’ve established here before, they follow a well-worn template. So it’s no wonder that I, and likely you, approach them with a sense of trepidation. How is the latest inspirational, come-from-behind, underdog sports film going to move m…
In the opening of Naomi Hirahara’s absorbing historical mystery, “Clark and Division,” Aki Ito and her family are living peacefully near Los Angeles during the early days of World War II when Pearl Harbor abruptly changes everything for them.
On July 13, 2013, Alica Garza — a young activist — was stunned when George Zimmerman was acquitted of murder in the death Trayvon Martin, an unarmed Black teenager. In her grief, Garza posted on Facebook, “Black People. I love you. I love us. Our Lives Matter.”
Champaign native Christopher Otto and the other members of the JACK Quartet, which he co-founded, will learn next month whether they can add a Grammy Award to their list of accolades.