| Oct 17, 2014
| 9:57 AM
Nelson Algren used to write books in and about Chicago. Though his name and reputation have diminished over the last decades, he lingers in the shadows. The Tribune has presented yearly literary awards for short stories in his name since 1981, though some...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 3:00 PM
A Canton condominium owned by Baltimore author Tom Clancy is slated for settlement next month, according to court documents.
The Clancy estate is the subject of a legal battle between his widow and the former executor.
The 2,379-square-foot unit in...
| Sep 27, 2014
| 11:45 AM
Rumors often circulated that Tom Clancy's thrillers were so detailed in their descriptions of military and covert operations that the FBI had investigated the Baltimore novelist to determine his sources for works such as "The Hunt for Red October."
| May 3, 2014
| 8:22 PM
In time he would become a movie producer whose films included such hits as "The Hunt for Red October," "Patriot Games" and "Invictus."
But in 1944 Mace Neufeld was a 16-year-old high school senior who loved to take pictures, and thanks to a bit of...
| May 16, 2014
| 11:00 AM
There is a scene that bookends "No Way Out," the 1987 espionage thriller starring Kevin Costner. He's a naval officer, a hero, being interrogated about the murder of the secretary of Defense's mistress. There are hints that he might be a double agent. You...
| May 22, 2014
| 6:00 AM
It's been 25 years since the treasured baseball fantasy "Field of Dreams" premiered and the phrase, "If you build it, he will come" became part of the pop cultural lexicon.
The Kevin Costner blockbuster put writer-director Phil Alden Robinson on the...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 6:30 PM
It was a neck-in-neck race for No. 1 in the home video sales arena for the week ending June 15.
While Universal Studios' "Lone Survivor" is again the No. 1 title on the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart, third-ranked "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit,"...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 1:00 PM
True Detective: The Complete First Season
HBO, $59.99; Blu-ray, $79.98
It's indicative of the respect HBO commands as a cultural force that the channel's original series attracted big-time movie actors Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson to play a...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 6:30 PM
In sequels to tentpole videogame franchises like "Assassin's Creed," "Uncharted," "Far Cry" and "Tomb Raider," publishers have taken a more movie-like approach in trying to make the titles appeal to gamers.
As next-generation videogame consoles like...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 5:20 AM
Two young boys were charged with arson for allegedly setting a fire that destroyed an unoccupied home on the Calvert County estate of the late novelist Tom Clancy.
The Office of the State Fire Marshal said Friday that the boys, who are 12 and 14 and...
| Jul 17, 2014
When Disney Interactive wanted to make sure Star-Lord and the gang seemed like themselves in “Guardians of the Galaxy: The […]...