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The Rundown: Week of Jan. 28

Annie Bruce, Writer

January 30, 2013

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies, Music, Odds & Ends, The Current, TV

J.J. Abrams has been named director of the new “Star Wars” movie. Abrams’ previous directing credits include the newly revamped “Star Trek” series, so he already has experience remaking a classic. Let the ultimate battle begin: ...

‘White Collar’ filled with suspense, drama

Annie Bruce, Writer

January 30, 2013

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns & Reviews, Reviews, The Current, TV

An intense car crash, clever riddles, swapped cell phones, undercover agents and an elevator escape scene — there is no doubt “White Collar” works hard to keep things interesting. The crime drama is entering the second half ...

Writing and Directing: Stuart Feldman edition

Chelsea Sherlock, Writer

January 23, 2013

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Personality Profiles, Profiles, The Current, Top Current Story, TV

Stuart Feldman (Medill ‘88) isn’t like most directors — his true passion is writing. Feldman is a recent assistant director for “The Carrie Diaries,” a current assistant director for “Smash” and a writer for “Law...

The Rundown: Week of Jan. 21

Annie Bruce, Writer

January 23, 2013

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Odds & Ends, The Current, TV

A million hearts broke after sources reported Beyonce was lip-synching at President Obama’s inauguration ceremony. While People reports Kelly Clarkson sang live (and no one really cares about James Taylor), the Marine Corps...

The Rundown: Week of Jan. 13

Annie Bruce, Writer

January 16, 2013

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies, Music, Odds & Ends, The Current, TV

Britney Spears and fiance Jason Trawick have split up after dating for three years. The third time is not the charm for Spears, who has been married twice before. Spears also announced she is not returning as an "X Fact...

Out of ‘Office:’ Stale jokes plague lame-duck series

Annie Bruce, Writer

January 16, 2013

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns & Reviews, Recaps, The Current, TV

The end is near. And it’s a good thing because “The Office” has clearly lost its magic. With the series finale looming ahead in May, “Lice,” this week’s episode, was lackluster to say the least. Jim is spending...

TV Review: ‘Once Upon a Time’ filled with complex characters, magic

Annie Bruce, Writer

January 10, 2013

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns & Reviews, Reviews, The Current, TV

I remember the first time I saw a preview for “Once Upon a Time.” I was waiting for the midnight showing of Harry Potter to start when this ABC fantasy drama came across the screen. A fairytale TV show? I thought it looke...

This Week We’re Obsessed With: ‘Suits’

Allison Lasher, Blogger

January 10, 2013

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns & Reviews, The Current, TV

Over break, at a friend's insistence, I took a hiatus from my usual TV lineup of reality shows and sitcom reruns and begrudgingly tuned in to "Suits." The USA Network drama follows a smooth-talking lawyer at a top firm who takes a ...

2013: What we’re looking forward to

Sam Freedman, Chelsea Sherlock, and Angelene Sun

January 10, 2013

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Events, Fashion, Lifestyle, Movies, Profiles, The Current, Top Current Story, TV

Champagne-soaked revelry isn't just for New Year's Eve any more. Our calendars may read January, but we're still raising our glasses to the cultural celebration ahead — here's to you, 2013, and to the things the Current's looking...

The Rundown: Week of Jan. 7

Annie Bruce, Writer

January 10, 2013

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Odds & Ends, The Current, TV

Justin Bieber will host “Saturday Night Live” Feb. 9, according to NBC. The pop sensation needs to recreate his image after being photographed allegedly smoking marijuana. Now the only stories focusing on him will be about...