A half-century after the Beatles broke up, nearly 30 years after he was asked to put together a band and go on tour, and just a month after turning 79, Ringo Starr is still getting by with a little help from his friends — as many will see at tonight's performance at State Farm Center.
Uncanny Magazine, which is produced in Urbana, was named the winner of the Hugo for best semiprozine, in other words the best semi-professional magazine. For Uncanny magazine co-editor and University of Illinois graduate Lynne M. Thomas, this marked her eighth Hugo. For her husband, Parkland College graduate and other co-editor, Michael Damian Thomas, this marked his fifth Hugo win.
It’s back-to-school time! Not only are the children heading back into the classrooms, but in these two new picture books, their pets and other animals are as well.
I don’t know about you, but I find it difficult to jump into an author that already has an established series. Honestly, I don’t have a lot of time to go back and start reading from book one.
With “Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker” coming in December to conclude the final trilogy in the saga, what better way to whet your appetite than to watch where it all began — on the big screen?
Contract talks are continuing between Nexstar, the parent company of WCIA and WCIX, and DirecTV, which has blacked them out since July 3. 'We are making progress, but we haven't ironed out an agreement yet,' said WCIA General Manager Gary Hackler.
Even having missed the festival, now marking its 50th anniversary, by only a few miles while on a family vacation, I haven’t ever felt like I REALLY missed out on it entirely — thanks to the magic of the films about it.
Among the offerings from owner Jeff Gilchrist's truck: a Springfield horseshoe and Philly cheesesteak, both of which he studied in their natural habitats.
What starts out witty and insightful becomes silly and trite, and the film's mixed message proved far too much to stomach and a bit insulting.
STOCKHOLM (AP) — American rapper A$AP Rocky was found guilty of assault Wednesday in Sweden, where his jailing after a Stockholm street brawl drew the close attention of U.S. President Donald Trump.
For decades, Placido Domingo, one of the most celebrated and powerful men in opera, has tried to pressure women into sexual relationships by dangling jobs and then sometimes punishing the women professionally when they refused his advances, numerous accusers told The Associated Press.
“Fly Girls: The Daring American Women Pilots Who Helped Win WWII” by P. O’Connell Pearson is a fascinating and compelling account of the many female pilots who supported the war effort. Especially for those of us who think Amelia Earhart was the one and only female pilot of the early 20th ce…
Long after I read Nafissa Thompson-Spires’ new book, “Heads of the Colored People: Stories,” I found myself thinking about these vignettes and the people that populate them. The characters are quirky, disturbing, funny, tragic, but most of all real, and their stories are tightly written and …
The mission of the Champaign County History Museum is to discover, collect, preserve, exhibit, study and interpret objects relating to the history of Champaign County and to provide educational programs about the county’s heritage and the museum’s collections.
In a world of gadgets, phones festooned with features, and video that exhilarates your eyes, sometimes a simple piece of gear comes along that accomplishes a single task exceedingly and exquisitely well.
Continuing my search for favorite movies I haven’t mentioned before, I was looking through my email folder of reader suggestions this week when I noticed a follow-up idea from reader Penny Gioja for a faves list I’d nearly forgotten.
Among the entries in this year's competition for K-12 students is John Isberg's take on 'Work Hard, Play Hard,' written by Franklin STEAM Academy eighth-grader Elihja Booker, 14, who was killed in an apparent accidental shooting May 11.
With tongue planted firmly in cheek, director James Bobin, screenwriters Matthew Robinson and Nicholas Stoller, and their game cast deliver a thoroughly amusing, thoughtful and timely entertainment that conveys its message with a subtlety that doesn’t negate its power.
JERUSALEM (AP) — After a lengthy legal saga, Israel's National Library unveiled on Wednesday a batch of personal letters, illustrations, diaries and handwritten manuscripts previously unseen by the public belonging to famed German language author Franz Kafka.