| Dec 11, 2013
| 8:30 AM
"Twelve Years a Slave" has solidified its status as an awards-season frontrunner, leading the SAG Awards nominations with four.
"August: Osage County," "Lee Daniels' The Butler" and "Dallas Buyers Club" each received three nominations, announced...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 12:30 PM
"Twelve Years a Slave" has solidified its status as an awards-season front-runner, leading the SAG Awards nominations with four.
"August: Osage County," "Lee Daniels' The Butler" and "Dallas Buyers Club" each received three nominations for the 20th...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 5:56 PM
DUBUQUE, Iowa — Mark Twain knew what he was talking about in a Tribune interview 127 years ago, discussing the virtues of the upper Mississippi River. The big river around Hannibal, Mo., where he grew up, is less interesting, less scenic, he said,...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Knowing that a married woman is more likely than a bachelorette to win a child custody case, Julia Sagorsky (Wrenn Schmidt) proposes to Richard Harrow (Jack Huston) in “Marriage and Hunting,” Episode 45 of HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire.&...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 2:20 PM
After editing montage sequences at Warner Bros. during World War II, Don Siegel made his directing debut with two shorts, both of which won Oscars in the same year. Neat trick. After being promoted to making features, his output was of mixed quality until...
| Apr 20, 2014
The government of Iraq last week announced that it had padlocked the infamous prison at Abu Ghraib. The gates are closed. The inmates moved. Whether the closure is permanent or temporary -- Iraqi officials suggest the latter -- this ought to qualify as...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 12:00 PM
It's not that the dead have stopped talking — it's that the show has reached its 10-year mark and its creator/solo performer/necromancer is ready to move on.
"Supernatural Chicago," an evening of magic and storytelling hosted by Neil Tobin, will...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 3:12 PM
Far from the pistol toting, Al Capone-busting Chicago lawman of lore, Eliot Ness “was afraid of guns and he barely left the office,” according to a retired IRS agent who spoke out Friday against naming a federal law enforcement building in...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 4:00 PM
WASHINGTON — Federal Prohibition agent Eliot Ness' legendary campaign against Chicago mob boss Al Capone inspired the 1960s TV series "The Untouchables," a blockbuster Hollywood movie, countless books and perhaps even the comic-strip hero Dick...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Dear Guide in Tashkent,
I regret I never learned your name, but your language, heard from the back of a tour bus, remains a thing of curious beauty and a joy recurrently remembered. You could call it English, though more strictly speaking it was...
| Feb 14, 2014
This is no way to go: "Broke, alcoholic and dead from a massive heart attack at just fifty-five." But that was how life ended for Eliot Ness in 1957.
But how very well the subsequent years treated him, allowing him to come to vivid and heroic life,...