| 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...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 5:00 AM
George Plimpton's greatest story was his own life.
There was very little the renowned journalist, writer and longtime editor of the literary journal the Paris Review didn't try. During a career that spanned the second half of the 20th century,...
| 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...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 10:11 AM
Ever since the pop punk band All Time Low was founded by three Dulaney High students, lead guitarist Jack Barakat has been a teen heart throb.
Now one teenage girl might be able to claim she is dating the musician: Abigail Breslin, who came to fame as...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 2:06 PM
Ever since the pop-punk band All Time Low was founded by three Dulaney High students, lead guitarist Jack Barakat has been a teen heartthrob.
Now one teenage girl might be able to claim she is close with the musician: Abigail Breslin, who came to fame as...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Steven-Charles Jaffe's first-rate documentary "Gahan Wilson: Born Dead, Still Weird" appears right on the heels of "Dear Mr. Watterson," another enjoyable cinematic profile of a famed cartoonist ("Calvin and Hobbes'" Bill Watterson). But Jaffe's film...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 10:24 AM
Bettie Page was the most popular bondage model in the world when she got an unusual request that foreshadowed the end of her career.
Working for 1950s New York erotica legend Irving Klaw, Page had injured a knee during a girl-on-girl wrestling match,...