| 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...
| 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 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 &...
| Mar 20, 2012
Every few years, a publishing phenomenon that captures the interest of young readers, and older ones, translates into a multiplex phenom as well. We got it with “Harry Potter.” We got it—one more movie to go—with “Twilight.&...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 9:51 AM
Chicago Tribune film critic Michael Phillips on the 2013 Oscar nominations. (Posted: Jan 10, 2013)
| Feb 23, 2013
| 8:23 AM
When Seth MacFarlane takes the stage Sunday as host of the 85thAcademy Awards, chances are a large portion of the viewing audience will look at their TV screens and wonder: Who is this guy? He might just be the least famous Oscar host ever , with a resume...
| 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...
| Mar 23, 2011
In his career retrospective on actress Elizabetth Taylor, who died today at age 79, our Michael Phillips notes, "By the '70s she was famous for being famous." In other words, you have to be roughly 50 to have memories of......