| Feb 4, 2014
| 10:00 PM
** (out of four)
Boy, there's nothing as thrilling as searchers who arrive at their target and say, "Yep, there it is."
That's all the excitement found in the dull "The Monuments Men," which suggests its interesting true story makes better fodder for...
| May 13, 2014
| 6:21 PM
In a sweeping ruling, Europe's highest court placed unprecedented power in the hands of consumers to determine what personal information can be displayed in Web search engine results.
The so-called "right to be forgotten" case specifically targeted...
| May 4, 2014
| 2:47 PM
Big East visionary Dave Gavitt used to tell colleagues that the Final Four was proof that college basketball knew how to end a season. As for the best way to start it ... not so much.
Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany and his counterpart at the Big East,...
| May 5, 2014
| 1:11 PM
Actress Anna Chlumsky fidgeted in her chair with the tenuous excitement of a girl readying to open a soda can she's just finished shaking. Her gaze and attention focused sharply on the woman seated across from her, Sheila Nix, chief of staff to Dr. Jill...
| May 9, 2014
Finishing Joshua Ferris' "To Rise Again at a Decent Hour" left me torn between admiration and dismay, or, put another way, I can't remember reading a novel that was this good while being this bad. First the good: Set in 2011, this is the story of Paul O'...
| May 11, 2014
| 1:00 PM
I was amazed in watching the gubernatorial debate when Attorney General Douglas Gansler said marijuana had been illegal for hundreds of years ("Debate: Round 1," May 8). The actual number is less than 100. Various forms of regulation had grown up in the...
| May 9, 2014
| 12:04 PM
Noah is more than the name of a popular movie. It is the top name for baby boys born in 2013 in the United States, the Social Security Administration announced on Friday.
Sophia scored the three-peat for girls’ names, being chosen as the top...
| May 19, 2014
A weekly listing of intriguing, wacky, useful, provocative and otherwise interesting links that readers and I have come across and think you might want to see. A column earlier this month by the Tribune's Amy "Ask Amy" Dickinson has gone......
| Jun 11, 2014
Last week's "What Is It?" object was a rarity, in that it's another version of an item I used in one of these quizzes some time back. It's a hog oiler. On the right is a photo of the other......
| Mar 7, 2014
Fabian Forte, who in the late 1950s and early ‘60s was a teen idol who had a half-dozen chart hits in a year, says teen idols haven’t changed much. He says current idol Justin Bieber, who is besieged of late......
| Jan 29, 2014
Laura Washington writes today that liberals opposed to Mayor Rahm Emanuel have been talking big about Emanuel's vulnerability in his bid for re-election next year, but-- So far, it’s hakn a tshaynik — Yiddish, Wikipedia says, meaning, “...