| May 17, 2011
| 2:46 AM
Here's what happened. What's happening. And what's gonna' happen.Arnold Schwarzenegger fathered a child with member of his household staff (LA Times)
AUDIO: 'Very little hurts anybody anymore' -- Tribune film critic Michael Phillips with Greg...
| Jun 3, 2011
| 8:34 AM
So this has been an ideal week for a film critic: “X-Men: First Class” sharing the Friday Movies section with the new Terrence Malick film “The Tree of Life,” which has to be one of the more daring mainstream pictures of the new...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 10:57 AM
Wondering about how our social media classes & seminars work? Here are the answers to some of our more frequently asked questions.
Q: What is TribU?
A: Classes and seminars for people seeking enrichment all fall under the TribU banner. The classes,...
| Feb 17, 2012
| 9:59 AM
How do movies get picked as Oscar-worthy? Which nominees do critics think have the best shot and why? Are your picks different? It's Oscar week: Join a panel of movie critics Monday night at the Victory Gardens Biograph Theater to talk about the year's...
| Jul 14, 2011
| 12:22 PM
One of the joys of the extra space afforded us in the Tribune’s recent redesign has been the addition of a full page of film recommendations, labeled ON SCREEN.
On that page film critic Michael Phillips (with an occasional assist from other...
| Aug 3, 2011
Two thoughts, as we watch Columbus Drive transform into a wall of portable toilets. One, must be Lollapalooza time. Two, where on Earth did that word come from?
Legend and Encyclopedia Britannica have it that founder and Jane's Addiction leader Perry...
| Aug 5, 2011
When the comedy "Any Wednesday" opened on Broadway in 1964 Walter Kerr reviewed a then-unknown Gene Hackman and noted, memorably, the actor's "wonderfully light-footed habit of stepping off a joke before it begins to complain." Isn't that an exquisite...
| Aug 10, 2011
| 11:55 AM
This week’s Chicago Live! lineup has shaped into a timely gathering of people and organizations working to better Chicago.
The just-released film “The Interrupters” is drawing international attention to Chicago’s innovative...
| Aug 12, 2011
In its charting of a Chicago epidemic and belief in the power of street-level human empathy, the superb documentary "The Interrupters" comes to us at a time when the notion of conflict resolution has been sidelined utterly on the national political level....
| Aug 31, 2011
| 10:00 PM
5 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Greg Jarrett
6:09 a.m. Greg Jarrett gets an update on Libya from a resident of Tripoli.
6:39 a.m. Glen Kozlowski tells Greg Jarrett if the Bears on the right rack after last night's final exhibition game.
6:49 a.m. Chicago...
| Sep 1, 2011
| 1:14 PM
Friday's movie reviews run the quality gamut, with "Higher Ground" receiving three-and-a-half stars and "A Good Old-Fashioned Orgy" getting zero stars. So I trucked over to Movies Critic Michael Phillips' cubicle to ask him about it.
First, about the...