| 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...
| 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...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 12:29 PM
If you stop and think about it too long, nothing about “My Life on a Diet,” through Feb. 9 at Manalapan’s Plaza Theatre, should work.
The one-woman show with Renee Taylor — who famously starred as Fran Drescher’s always-...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 11:52 AM
Alessandra Ambrosio is having a pretty great year.
Just after the broadcast of the annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show last week, the supermodel has landed a feature interview in Net-a-Porter's The Edit. Yes, interview, with words. Not just photos...