| Oct 28, 2013
| 2:05 PM
In between Obamacare website glitches, and the NSA spying on almost everyone in Europe (if it’s Monday, it must be Spain), and a possible terrorist attack in China’s Tiananmen Square and so on and so forth, there’s also this pressing...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 4:02 PM
Hugh Hefner, you wacky pop-culture maven, you: The Playboy founder and wife Crystal Hefner went all out for Halloween, dressing up as Robin Thicke and Miley Cyrus from that memorable MTV Video Music Awards performance.
Hef tweeted a selfie with...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 11:25 AM
Chris Brown saw a felony charge of assault reduced to a misdemeanor Monday afternoon when he appeared in a Washington, D.C., courtroom after spending time in jail following an altercation early Sunday morning.
The R&B singer and his bodyguard,...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 2:53 PM
Nicole Kidman had her share of an "intoxicating" level of fame when she was married to Tom Cruise — but 12 years later, she's not upset that that has faded.
Kidman, 46, now lives in Nashville with her husband, country star Keith Urban, and their...
| Nov 3, 2013
In awarding the 2013 Heartland Prize for Nonfiction to "The Third Coast: When Chicago Built the American Dream" by Thomas Dyja, the Tribune celebrates an important cultural history of mid-20th century Chicago.
This stylishly written and deeply...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 5:02 PM
Miley Cyrus seems to be the scariest monster out there this Halloween — at least if you're part of Hollywood. And you're not Miley Cyrus.
The overly unleashed former tween pop star made her own mark on the holiday Wednesday by dressing as Lil...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 7:00 AM
The snow is piling up on the streets of small-town Utah, and James Franco is talking about sex.
He is talking about sex in the way James Franco talks about sex: as a narrative tool, as a humanizing mechanism, as a way to help us understand academic...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 8:58 AM
Tucked away on shady 57th street in Hyde Park, just blocks from the University of Chicago campus, is O'Gara & Wilson bookshop. The store has been on this street, in some form or another, since 1882.
Over the years, the bookshop weathered the Great...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 10:40 AM
One day in the not-too-distant future, we expect James Franco to speedily move from one film project to another, then explode in a puff of smoke like a vintage Hanna Barbera character.
Until then, he’ll keep ginning up new movies.
| Jun 20, 2013
| 5:30 AM
It is difficult to overstate the cultural influence of Bettie Page, the iconic 1950s pinup who has come to embody the rebellious sexuality that coursed below the conservative skin of the Eisenhower years.
The banged and buxom Page continues to be a...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 8:38 AM
The license plate on his practical Toyota read "MR VALET," but the tales Herb Citrin gleefully shared about his pioneering business empire – based on tossing car keys to nattily dressed parking attendants – often involved far more upscale...