| May 28, 2014
| 10:00 PM
There's nothing wrong with the usual summer fest trifecta of curb-sitting, head-bobbing and beer-sipping, but if you're craving a little more substance, mark your calendar for Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest, held June 7 and 8 in the blocks...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"If women ran the world we wouldn't have wars, just intense negotiations every 28 days," said Robin Williams.
REALLY AND truly, some of the recent dead are just too heartbreaking.
What about Robin Williams, who I knew throughout his amazing career as...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Menachem Golan, the colorful, free-spending Israeli-born producer and director whose Cannon Films yielded hundreds of productions starring the likes of Sylvester Stallone and Chuck Norris before going bust, died Friday in Israel, according to Haaretz....
| Aug 9, 2014
| 6:56 PM
Producer/director Menahem Golan, whose prolific output of schlock action movies and occasional prestige projects made him a force to be dealt with in 1980s Hollywood, died Friday in Tel Aviv, according to Israeli and other news sources.
He was 85....
| Aug 13, 2013
| 8:26 PM
Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler came under fire Tuesday for comments that his top rival in the Democratic primary for governor is running on little besides his African-American heritage.
Gansler told a group of potential volunteers that Lt....
| Sep 13, 2013
| 11:39 PM
Country musician Brad Paisley and his wife, "Nashville" actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley, have sold a home in Pacific Palisades for $2.5 million.
The restored house, with more 1920s character than country vibe, features a two-story living room with a...
| Oct 10, 2013
Alexa Vega, now 25, obviously looks much different as a scantily clad badass in “Machete Kills” than she did 13 years ago when the film’s director Robert Rodriguez first started working with her on “Spy Kids.” Yet the...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 7:00 AM
In 2013, television got a lot of love from the appreciation societies, amateur and professional — some say it was the best TV year ever! (Notwithstanding the unprepossessing fall season.) Can 2014 do better? Will it be the fulfillment or the end...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 9:37 PM
Chicago is home to the Clybourne Park neighborhood, Bruce Norris' Tony- and Pulitzer-winning play of the same name tells us. But really, Clybourne Park could be any place where people are prejudiced without realizing it, folks dance around issues of...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 5:08 PM
FAIRHOPE, Ala. — The state of Alabama can't rewrite a history shot through with hate and violence, but with the help of one determined woman it has added a postscript.
On Thursday, Alabama's parole board pardoned the last of the long-dead...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 7:00 AM
The Revolution of Every Day
Tin House: 392 pp., $15.95 paper
Much has been written recently about the impossibility of a middle-class existence in New York. Cari Luna sets her sights on an even more beleaguered socio-economic group...