| Mar 10, 2014
| 12:45 PM
UPDATED MARCH 11 WITH FULL OBITUARY ... The men playing Ebenezer Scrooge changed over the years — William J. Norris, Tom Mula, Larry Yando — but not the man lighting the famous Dickensian sinner's pathway to redemption.
For the entire 36-year...
| 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...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 12:15 PM
To any viewer who thinks "Sons of Anarchy" is too violent, consider the bright side: At least the castration scene got … um … deleted.
Kurt Sutter, creator of the drama about a California motorcycle gang, presented the idea of showing a...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 7:39 PM
What I knew about wilderness docents: They can win a staring contest with a bobcat, they can make a spicy stew from pine cones and rattlesnake venom, they can smell deer from half a mile away, and they only tell time by judging the position of the sun....
| 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...
| 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...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 4:21 AM
I'm filling in for your regular recapper, Janell. I'm usually on b's dance show beat, covering "Dancing with the Stars" and "So You Think You Can Dance." This show is pairs of people doing things that are uncomfortable, so how different can it be?
| 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...