It could be awhile before the next big music act is booked at State Farm Center but campus will have that concert feel again at 3 p.m. Friday, when the Marching Illini join Tina Horton to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the famed Altgeld Hall chimes.
Amidst the many horror film offerings dumped upon us this time of year, “Come Play” emerges as a cut above the rest.
Yaa Gyasi’s debut, “Homegoing,” was one of the most acclaimed novels of 2016 — a powerful intergenerational epic following the descendants of two Asante half sisters, one captured and enslaved while the other remains in West Africa.
Hilary Leichter’s “Temporary” recounts an unnamed woman’s journey through a variety of temporary jobs, ranging from the odd, such as delivering cursed pamphlets for a witch who lives in a cave, to the surreal, like when she has to fill in for absent sea-life by being a human barnacle.
In a memo to the council, city staff said the Black Lives Matter mural would be considered “government speech,” so it wouldn’t be making the street a free-speech zone.
I’d be hard-pressed to think of another film where a director had fashioned a part so attuned to the strengths, stylings and idiosyncrasies of one performer as is the case in Sofia Coppola’s “On the Rocks.”
“I believe there are very few people in the journalism business today who can actually define the word journalism,” Richard Frank says. “I believe it is a morphing definition, and I think we see it every day.”
I recently had the good fortune of joining one of the library’s book clubs in reading “The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek” by Kim Michele Richardson. I had heard of the novel, it had been on the bestseller lists a while back, but had never picked it up. I am so glad I finally did!
The Ottawa International Animation Festival, North America’s largest animation celebration, like so many other film festivals this year, went online and made other changes to accommodate an audience watching from home.
Engaging from first minute to last, Aaron Sorkin’s “The Trial of the Chicago 7” is a captivating look back at one of the seminal events of the 1960s.
Shawn Finfrock “was one of the people where you could say, ‘We’re going to be short tomorrow at the Champaign library, can you show up? And she would."
Autumn is upon us — a season of harvest with pumpkins, apples and more — and a perfect time to showcase this incredible new book: “The Farm That Feeds Us: A year in the life of an organic farm,” (2020, Quarto Publishing plc, written by Nancy Castaldo, illustrated by Ginny Hsu, ages 5-12).
I suppose everyone is entitled to have a little fun at work. So I’m taking that into account as I come to terms with Robert De Niro’s latest comedic foray, “The War with Grandpa,” a harmless trifle an upstart distributor company is throwing into empty multiplexes in an effort to lure people back.
This week's lineup: Allison Semmes on Ollie Watts Davis; Carol Marin on Joe Wenzel; Michael Kelly on Heywood ‘Woody’ Sanders; Roxanne Decyk on Emily Watts; Carol Ross Barney on Jack Baker; Grace Hou-Ovnik on Louis Liebovich; Amber McReynolds on Brian Gaines; Scott Atlas on Gilbert Haight; Susan Avery on Marvin Geller; and Arielle Gross Samuels on Paul Braun.
Continuing the cinematic legacy of his father, David, writer/director Brandon Cronenberg’s “Possessor” looks at the draining of our humanity thanks to the proliferation of technology.
Following an evening performance as acrobat/dancers with the Stanislav Circus, teenaged Lillia, her father and her baby sister flee Poland, as planned. But her mother, in the chaos, goes missing.