| Apr 22, 2013
| 12:54 PM
Nathan Rabin is the head writer for The A.V. Club. His books include “The Big Rewind” and “My Year of Flops.” He also collaborated on “Weird Al: The Book.” He has written for the Wall Street Journal,...
| Apr 6, 2013
| 8:07 AM
As I sit here at my computer tonight I realize I'm doing what I saw Roger Ebert do so many times before — stopping everything to crank out a deadline appreciation for an artist who has just passed on.
Only this time the artist is Roger. And I...
| Apr 6, 2013
| 12:28 PM
You don't want the war to stop.
The opening of James Salter's new novel, “All That Is,” offers a breathtaking set piece depicting men about to go into battle against the Japanese in World War II. It's all there: atmosphere, action, emotion...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 1:11 PM
Chicago's chefs and restaurants lost a keen observer and tireless champion of their work with the passing today of Pat Bruno.
Bruno, 79, was the restaurant critic at the Chicago Sun-Times (which reported his death earlier) for 27 years. He was...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 7:17 PM
Five hundred Chicago Public Schools students at five high schools will receive free CTA rides to school, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced today.
Clemente, Richards, Sullivan, TEAM Englewood and Wells will participate in the program during the first...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 6:28 AM
A plan for Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. to return to work next week after Labor Day has been put on hold.
The Mayo Clinic in Minnesota tells the Chicago Sun-Times Jackson is still a patient, undergoing treatment for depression and bipolar disorder....
| Sep 10, 2012
| 6:47 AM
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., who hasn't been seen on Capitol Hill since late May, hopes to return work Monday after checking out of the Mayo Clinic where he was treated for bipolar depression, his office said.
Monday is the first day back for...
| Sep 30, 2010
Arthur Penn, the three-time Oscar-nominated director best known for "Bonnie and Clyde," the landmark 1967 film that stirred critical passions over its graphic violence and became a harbinger of a new era of American filmmaking, died Tuesday. He was 88....
| Apr 30, 2011
Hazel Dickens, a singer, songwriter and musician from West Virginia who was a pioneering force in bluegrass music and a strong and eloquent voice for coal miners, the poor and women, has died. She was 75.
Dickens died April 22 at a Washington, D.C.,...
| Feb 10, 2012
Candy company executive Nello Ferrara liked to say that he came up with the idea for Lemonheads in 1962 because his newborn son's head was shaped like the yellow fruit.
Ferrara, whose firm also brought the world such popular candies as Atomic Fire Balls,...
| Feb 11, 2012
Jeffrey Zaslow, a Wall Street Journal reporter with a flair for inspirational stories who produced three nonfiction bestsellers, beginning with the 2008 book "The Last Lecture" about life lessons from a dying man, was killed in a car crash Friday. He...