| Oct 26, 2012
| 2:02 PM
Jim Belushi is sitting with his son Robert and mulling the matter of genetics.
"I don't know if there is a gene for comedy, but my dad was a very funny man," he says. "He just didn't know it. He was a naturally funny character, and when my brother and...
| Jul 7, 2012
| 7:09 PM
WILMINGTON, Del. — Jerry Krause enters a hotel lobby loaded down by two suitcases, an Arizona Diamondbacks-issued laptop and that look defining any haggard business traveler.
In three hours, he will sit through his second doubleheader in as many...
| Jul 22, 2012
On summer evenings, players in ragtag uniforms — a few baseball caps, perhaps jerseys bearing a corner tavern's name — converge on parks all across the Windy City, honoring with ball and bat Chicago's contribution to the world of sport: the...
| Dec 4, 2012
If you're a Tribune subscriber, take a look at your digital Member Center offerings. We've just finished adding the Tribune's complete historical archive available to digitalPlus members and 7-day subscribers. This digital archive stretches back to the...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 2:27 PM
The last time the name Norbert Blei appeared above a story in the Chicago Tribune was June 2, 1985. He wrote about the Clearing, a folk arts school founded in 1935 in Door County, Wis., by renowned landscape architect Jens Jensen when he was 75. ...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 3:08 PM
You have, no doubt, heard about the new Carl Sandburg poem.
Perhaps you have read it too. It is titled "A Revolver," and it was discovered a few weeks ago by Ernie Gullerud, a former professor of social work at the University of Illinois at Urbana-...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 8:54 AM
The signs were there: The newspaper Chicago Today ceased publication on Sept. 13, 1974 (my birthday), and the Chicago Daily News published its final edition on March 4, 1978 (Chicago's birthday).
You might think some of us would have taken these as...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 7:28 PM
One of the many bits of conventional wisdom about politicians is that they're all scoundrels in one way or another.
This is especially true of those who run for president.
Maybe they don't steal or lie or cheat on their spouse (although plenty do)....
| Aug 29, 2011
This book dropped on my desk Friday and I almost recoiled. A Roger Ebert memoir? What can you say about it? If it's trite, self-serving, and/or badly-written, who wants to beat up on the sick man? If it's great, who'll believe you? You're taking pity on...
| May 31, 2012
Have Heat supplanted Yankees, Cowboys and Notre Dame as America's most hated team?...
| Oct 31, 2012
For those in Cook County who care about the state of our politics — and I’ll offer evidence in a moment to demonstrate how depressingly small your number is — here’s a helpful slogan to remember as you prepare to......