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  • Eliot Ness: Man wasn't as untouchable as the Hollywood legend

    Eliot Ness: Man wasn't as untouchable as the Hollywood legend
    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. Malcolm X?...
  • Karen Black dies at 74; actress starred in 'Five Easy Pieces' and 'Easy Rider'

    Karen Black dies at 74; actress starred in 'Five Easy Pieces' and 'Easy Rider'
    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...
  • Zvonko Busic dies at 67; served U.S. prison time for '76 TWA hijacking

    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...
  • Oscar Hijuelos dies at 62; Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist

    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,...
  • Ebert documentary, 'Life Itself,' gets thumbs up ★★★ 1/2

    Ebert documentary, 'Life Itself,' gets thumbs up ★★&#9733 1/2
    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-...
  • Mystery over burning body found where Naperville Central grad disappeared

    Mystery over burning body found where Naperville Central grad disappeared
    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...
  • Local Voices West: Jan. 23 edition

    Local Voices West: Jan. 23 edition
    Letters to the editor from Naperville, Glendale Heights, Sugar Grove, Glen Ellyn and Downers Grove from the Jan. 23 TribLocal print edition.  O'Hare neighbors I cannot generate much sympathy for those in Wood Dale, Bensenville and nearby suburbs...
  • Video: Elaine Stritch speaks at Chicago International Film Festival

    Video: Elaine Stritch speaks at Chicago International Film Festival
    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...
  • In defense of critic Claudia Cassidy

    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...
  • Kathy Thomson to step down as president and COO of L.A. Times

    Kathy Thomson to step down as president and COO of L.A. Times
    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&...
  • Evanston man charged with sex abuse, soliciting of 14-year-old

    Evanston man charged with sex abuse, soliciting of 14-year-old
    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...