| Jan 20, 2014
| 1:14 PM
Students Patrick Shalton and Adam Schwartz smiled as the crowd cheered while watching the wooden Boomilever they constructed hold a large jug of sand.
The pair medaled in several events at the Science Olympiad Invite at their school, South Middle School...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 10:18 AM
No one had to pull out their Sibley Guide to Birds on this morning’s walk through Ryerson Woods in Lake County.
Their guide was right in front of them - David Allen Sibley, ambling along the trail with his spotting scope over his shoulder and...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Film Independent at LACMA's Live Read performances are always special - cold recitations of classic screenplays, the readings are never rehearsed, recorded, or repeated. But Thursday night's live read of the existentialist comedy "Groundhog Day," directed...
| Mar 14, 2014
Joel Greenberg sat at his Westmont kitchen table, a bearish figure with curly gray hair mirrored by a short gray beard, in front of a stuffed passenger pigeon.
The bird looks like an oversized mourning dove, with stitches visible where the head had to...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 12:00 PM
The event: Bruce Dern called Monday’s shindig “the geezers’ dinner” as he accepted his best actor award for “Nebraska” at the Movies for Grownups Awards Gala, staged by AARP. Nevertheless, stars packed the Beverly...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 12:16 PM
Cinespace, the soundstage complex on the West Side that is home to TV shows such as NBC’s “Chicago Fire” and ABC’s upcoming midseason drama “Mind Games,” plans to expand its filmmaking options by building a backlot on...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 4:38 AM
“Groundhog Day” opened in theaters 20 years ago, and was greeted by much head-scratching, even among Bill Murray fans. This was not a movie about Murray and his rodent nemesis from “Caddyshack.”
The Nietzschean story, which...
| Feb 12, 2013
Once in a while, a movie slips under your radar. For about, oh, 20 years. In 'Big-screen blind spot,' we sit down with those 'classic' movies everybody but us has seen and give them the nostalgia critic treatment.
Confession: Until this week, I had never...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 3:47 PM
Victor Thomas Gordon Jr., 24, of the 400 block of Holly Drive, was charged Tuesday with failing to appear for court in a case in which he was charged with driving even though his license had been suspended, failing to display a registration...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 9:13 AM
Veterans of previous cleanups aided success of summer event
I would like to thank these individuals for their efforts during our 15th annual community clean-up July 13, from 7 a.m. until noon.
The same faces appear year after year.
| Aug 14, 2013
Jean Bethke Elshtain didn't seek out controversies. She simply wanted people to consider the consequences of their actions.
A provocative ethicist and political philosopher at the University of Chicago, Mrs. Elshtain supported the U.S. war on terror,...