| Jul 31, 2012
| 5:00 AM
Being the Dark Knight isn’t easy on the body or soul. The job also weighs heavy on the wallet.
The total cost of the Batman persona rings in at $682,451,350 -- and that doesn’t include the $7-billion Wayne Enterprises, according to an...
| Aug 8, 2012
Comic book and superhero fans will dress as their favorite characters when Wizard World Chicago Comic Con begins Thursday in Rosemont. But it takes more than a costume to build the powerful muscles of Wolverine, or Lara Croft’s lean, curvy look,...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 7:44 PM
For the longest time I had never heard the song "Call Me Maybe", and I considered myself lucky for it. I even avoided all the music videos that were clogging the internet with cheerleaders lip-synching to the song. Then my streak of weeks living in...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 7:30 AM
"The Lion King" is set to roar past "A Chorus Line" on Wednesday to become the fifth-longest running show in Broadway history.
The Disney musical, directed by Julie Taymor, has been playing for 14 years and nine months. It opened at the New Amsterdam...
| Aug 25, 2012
| 3:41 PM
Patrick "Scunny" McCusker, the 49-year-old owner of Nacho Mama's and a force in the revitalization of Canton, was remembered Saturday by friends, employees, patrons and local leaders for his outsize personality, philanthropy and pioneering contributions...
| Apr 11, 2012
| 10:09 AM
Marvel Comics just made a big announcement today and you can file this under I for "I Knew It". After teasing it for a few weeks, Marvel has come out and revealed the premise behind "Spider-Men", a mini-series that they'll be releasing this summer, and...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 7:00 AM
China is rolling up the red carpet for Hollywood.
Just six months after Chinese and American leaders reached a new agreement allowing more foreign movies into the world's most populous nation, officials there are trying to torpedo the box office...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 12:54 PM
The historic movie lot at Warner Bros. Studios is no amusement park. There is no roller coaster, no dinosaurs to send you down an 80-foot raft plunge. Curious George will never soak your kids or give them a hug. (See Universal for that.) But fans can...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 11:41 AM
This weekend's Baltimore Comic-Con, which fills city streets with costumed fans, will also highlight many local artists and comic book creators. Some, like Frank Cho and Greg Larocque, have illustrated Flash, Spider-Man and other classics. Others, like...
| Sep 1, 2012
As a lifelong admirer, consumer of your work and member of your workforce, now that the summer movie season is over, I feel it is my responsibility to make the following request: Please stop making Spider-Man movies!
| Sep 8, 2012
| 6:49 PM
Two decades ago, a largely white jury from a Los Angeles suburb lit a perilously short racial fuse with two words: "Not guilty."
Four white Los Angeles police officers were freed on charges of excessive force in the brutal beating of Rodney King —...