| Feb 18, 2014
| 2:30 PM
The star of "Lee Daniels' The Butler" will receive the Chairman's Award this year. "Forest Whitaker embodies the moniker of artist-activist," said Roslyn M. Brock, chairman of the NAACP National Board of Directors. "His work in front of and behind the...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 9:55 PM
Four people were arrested on Tuesday in connection with drugs found at the home of film star Philip Seymour Hoffman following his death of an apparent heroin overdose, the New York Daily News and CNN reported, citing unidentified police sources.
| Feb 5, 2014
| 10:30 AM
NEW YORK (AP) -- Four people were taken into custody on drug charges after police investigating the death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman executed search warrants at several New York City apartments, two people with knowledge of the investigation said...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 10:11 AM
Intriguingly ambiguous in its rooting interests, the "RoboCop" remake doesn't really believe its own poster. The tagline "Crime has a new enemy" suggests little more than point and shoot — the same old cyborg song and dance. While nobody'd be dumb...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 4:30 PM
The natives are restless. That's the word from the New York Observer about the atmosphere in the newsroom of the once good gray New York Times, which in its financially troubled old age has adopted the showy ways of a left-leaning tabloid. For in recent...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 12:34 PM
Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy was released from Northwestern Memorial Hospital on Saturday after undergoing a medical procedure to unblock his arteries this week.
McCarthy "is doing very well, resting comfortably at home and looking...
| Jun 8, 2014
| 7:34 AM
In a week when the NBA Finals and the World Cup will consume many hours, viewers also will get Hillary Clinton, "Duck Dynasty" and a Jane Fonda tribute. How's that for variety?
The NBA Finals: The Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs meet in Game 2 at 8 p....
| Jun 9, 2014
| 6:00 AM
TNT may be selling the single-case-per-season timeline of its new detective drama, but amid television's recent age of Aquarius, "Murder in the First" stands out mostly for its simplicity. The show, which premieres Monday, investigates a series of murders...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 2:10 PM
TNT's new whodunit didn't look like a ratings stiff in its premiere Monday night.
The crime drama "Murder in the First" scored the biggest audience for a TNT series premiere in two years, which bodes well for a network that has recently struggled with...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 6:49 PM
Standing outside his tent pitched on the sidewalk by a defunct downtown diner, Jimmy Stewart III wondered aloud where he'll sleep after city officials force him to leave Friday morning.
The city is set to remove Stewart, 54, and a couple dozen other...
| May 29, 2014
| 8:00 AM
For Alafair Burke, whose 10th mystery "All Day and a Night" (Harper: 352 pp., $26.99) is published this month, it all goes back to Dennis Rader. Known as the BTK killer, he terrorized Wichita, Kan., in the 1970s and 1980s, when Burke was growing up there....