| Jan 31, 2014
| 9:04 AM
When I think of General George Armstrong Custer, which admittedly I rarely do, I think Errol Flynn.
Lou Gehrig? Why that would be Gary Cooper's face that comes to mind.
Abe Lincoln? Daniel Day-Lewis.
Mary Todd Lincoln? Sally Field.
| Aug 8, 2013
| 5:36 PM
Karen Black, the bravely offbeat actress who burst into the public consciousness in such iconic counterculture films as "Five Easy Pieces" and "Easy Rider," has died. She was 74.
Black, who was found to have ampullary cancer in 2010, died Thursday at...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 8:33 PM
Zvonko Busic, a Croatian nationalist who served more than three decades in U.S. prisons for a 1976 hijacking and a bombing that killed a New York City policeman, has committed suicide. He was 67.
Police said Busic shot himself Sunday at his home in...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 7:50 AM
Oscar Hijuelos, a son of Cuban immigrants to the U.S. whose 1989 novel "The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love" made him the first Latino to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, has died. He was 62.
His death was confirmed by a spokesman for Gotham Books,...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 9:54 AM
The documentary "Life Itself," directed by Steve James of "Hoop Dreams" and "The Interrupters" and based on the late Roger Ebert's 2011 memoir, could have settled for well-meaning hagiography or a feature-length pitch for sainthood. Many of Ebert's far-...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 7:46 AM
Authorities are trying to sort out the mystery of a burning body found Wednesday near an area north of Los Angeles where authorities have been searching for a missing 19-year-old Naperville Central High School graduate.
Firefighters responded to a...
| Jan 23, 2014
Letters to the editor from Naperville, Glendale Heights, Sugar Grove, Glen Ellyn and Downers Grove from the Jan. 23 TribLocal print edition.
I cannot generate much sympathy for those in Wood Dale, Bensenville and nearby suburbs...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Broadway legend Elaine Stritch delighted the Chicago International Film Festival audience of the new documentary, "Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me," at AMC River East on Sunday afternoon by participating in a brief question and answer session after the credits...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 12:01 PM
Several readers wrote in to react to Chris Jones' Oct. 13 A+E piece recalling the work of former Tribune theater critic Claudia Cassidy. Here is a sampling. (Jones' new book, "Bigger, Brighter, Louder: 150 Years of Chicago Theater as Seen by Chicago...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 8:25 AM
Kathy Thomson, the president and chief operating officer of the Los Angeles Times, announced that she is leaving the newspaper at the end of this month.
In an email to the staff, Thomson said she is departing for “another challenging opportunity&...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 3:15 PM
An Evanston man exchanged text messages last fall with a 14-year-old he met on Craigslist before paying for a taxi to take him to his home, where the teen performed a sex act on him, prosecutors said Saturday.
Jonathan Labe, 53, of the 900 block Reba...