| May 1, 2011
A once-successful toy executive and family man suffering from depression begins communicating through a beaver hand puppet. With Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster and Anton Yelchin. Written by Kyle Killen. Directed by Foster. Summit...
| Feb 18, 2011
"Solitude," declared author Erica Jong, is "un-American." We seek the company of others.
That's easy in suburbia, where you see your neighbors while fetching the mail or mowing the lawn. But vertical living in the city can be another story.
| Mar 3, 2011
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Jim Carrey goes for something different in this offbeat comedy, the true story of a man who leads a rather ordinary existence ... until a car accident wakes him up to the sort of life he really wants to have.
He crosses over to the wrong side of the...
| Nov 3, 2010
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Judd Apatow and his wife, Leslie Mann, have sold their Pacific Palisades home for $5.26 million, the Multiple Listing Service shows.
The traditional house sits behind gates on nearly an acre at the end of a cul-de-sac. Built in 1997, the 6,000-square-...
| Dec 22, 2010
Despite its title, it has nothing to do with cigarettes. But its star, as he once famously said on screen, is absolutely "smokin'."
Jim Carrey is the narrator, heart and soul of "I Love You Phillip Morris," transforming what could have been a cliched con...
| Jan 21, 2011
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By day, Martin Pinnau is an IT professional at a county-level education office. Off duty, though, he is an auto enthusiast who communes with like-minded people through the Internet.
"I was that little kid with all the Hot Wheels," Pinnau admitted. A...
| Jan 11, 2012
A new fetal heart rate monitor goes one step further and tracks the baby's oxygen level too. This gives the physician more information so he can determine whether intervention is appropriate, experts say.
Northwestern Memorial Hospital is one of 14...
| Jan 27, 2012
They wrestle. They race. Tails held high, they welcome newcomers to their play group. Charlie, a Rottweiler, and her Weimaraner buddy, Vincent, are in their glory at Riley's Run dog park. Their masters chat for hours before the pooches collapse, ready for...
| Jan 18, 2012
Since her teens, Lesa Merlo, of Hinsdale, had learned to compensate as her hearing declined. She used the television's closed-captioning feature. She read lips and paid attention to body language. Often, it meant only being able to do one thing at a time,...
| Feb 17, 2012
Chalk it up to high gas prices, new urbanism or a nostalgic longing for the downtowns of old, but many homebuyers want to be close to their favorite hangouts. Instead of spending gas and time driving into town, they want to live in town, near their...
| Feb 22, 2012
Low birth weight affects a child's risk of having an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to a study conducted by a Northwestern University researcher.
After studying 3,715 pairs of twins that include one twin with an ASD, Northwestern researcher...