| Mar 1, 2013
If you're a college basketball fan, March means the NCAA's annual spring basketball tournament. Movie-lovers also think about "Hoosiers," starring Gene Hackman, which we're screening as a Tribune Press Pass event at 7 p.m. on March 18 in the Music Box...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 9:51 AM
Chicago Tribune film critic Michael Phillips on the 2013 Oscar nominations. (Posted: Jan 10, 2013)
| Dec 28, 2012
| 2:18 PM
December's Printers Row Book of the Month was also the top weekend box office draw in mid-December: J.R.R. Tolkien's jaunty adventure "The Hobbit," now in the form of a two-hour-plus 3-D action movie, thanks to New Zealand director Peter Jackson.
| Nov 28, 2012
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman locked out the players on Sept. 15. Since then, he has decided to hold his breath until he turns blue. No NHL hockey. No hope, either. This made hockey fans sad, even those in Columbus. Then Stevie Sunshine had an idea: If we...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 7:13 AM
The NHL and the players association are going to federal mediation. Forget them.
We’re going to the Federal League, and you’re invited.
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman locked out the players in September. Since then, the house elf for Boston...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 12:10 PM
I'm 51 and Bilbo-free. Somehow "The Hobbit" has eluded me my entire reading life. What was I reading in junior high when I first noticed everyone else was reading it? "Big A: The Story of Lew Alcindor," maybe. Or William K. Everson's book on Laurel &...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 8:15 AM
Let’s talk about the most famous call at The Masters.
It did not occur this year at the recently completed tournament, although the way Adam Scott and Angel Cabrera played golf’s version of H-O-R-S-E for the last hour certainly lent itself...
| Nov 20, 2012
Here’s a glimpse of some upcoming Trib Nation events for December, 2012, and early January, 2013. The full, updated list is online at TribNation.com/Events.
Printers Row: Michael Connelly Pulitzer Prize winner and Printers Row Journal...
| Nov 21, 2012
Here’s the thing about a “Slap Shot’’ night like the Tribune is sponsoring: You can’t stage that kind of evening without a Hanson Brother. Not in my world, anyway.
And so, we’ll be joined by Steve Carlson. If you&...
| Nov 21, 2012
Look, I’m as bummed by the NHL lockout as you are. You hockey fans, anyway.
I’m sure we’re all getting tired of watching online highlights of Traktor Chelyabinsk scoring on Bars Astana in the Kontinental Hockey League, and while the...
| Apr 14, 2013
A screenwriter who went by the pseudonyms of R. Hyde and Reinhold Timme died recently in Chicago. Others knew the man as Roger Ebert, film critic for the Chicago Sun-Times. Ebert's death got us thinking about interesting facts involving movie critics....