| Feb 19, 2013
| 5:08 PM
This morning's holdup of a 7-Eleven store in the Montclare neighborhood by a man in a Spider-Man ski mask was the robber's second heist at the store in a month, police said.
The robber displayed a handgun during the robbery, which happened about 5 a.m....
| Feb 19, 2013
| 7:27 AM
A wrap-up of news from the Tribune's breaking news desk.
• A robber wearing a Spider-Man mask held up a 7-11 store this morning in the Northwest Side's Montclare neighborhood, police said. The male robber displayed a handgun during the 5 a.m....
| Feb 22, 2013
| 11:42 AM
The robbery of a convenience store in Elmwood Park Monday is believed to be the work of a man wearing a Spider-Man ski mask who also has robbed three stores on Chicago's Northwest Side, authorities said. No injuries were reported during Monday's attack,...
| Feb 24, 2013
| 9:26 PM
I know, I know: the Oscars are bullshit, and we hate them. Nevertheless, I can’t help but point out that “Argo” was not even close to the best movie of 2012. At best, it was an entertaining historical romp with some decent humor and an...
| Mar 7, 2013
** (out of four)
If “Oz the Great and Powerful” only had a brain. And heart. And courage.
Even then it’d still have James Franco, who should never again collaborate with director Sam Raimi. Franco's turn as Peter Parker's pal/nemesis...
| Mar 14, 2013
Negative five stars (out of four)
An instant landmark of crap, “Upside Down” begins with an interminable voiceover as Adam (the permanently earnest Jim Sturgess of “Cloud Atlas”) utters, “The universe is so full of wonders,&...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 7:14 AM
It was a VIP guest list that few Broadway productions could dream of.
Former President Clinton and former secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton paid a visit Tuesday to "Ann," the one-woman biographical play about former Texas Gov. Ann Richards...
| Mar 16, 2013
| 3:59 PM
Two men have been charged with slaying a woman and two children and wounding a 4-year-old boy in an October 2010 shooting in south suburb Harvey.
Brandon Griffin, 29, of the 100 block of Shabbona Drive in Park Forest, and Dajuan Crockett, 22, who lives...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 4:26 PM
The expected legal settlement between the producers of the Broadway musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" and director Julie Taymor has failed to materialize, leading a federal judge in New York to set a new trial date for the ongoing battle.
| Oct 12, 2012
| 9:15 AM
When Sandy Finley needed gifts for colleagues recently, a store-bought picture frame simply wouldn't do. Instead, she whipped up a little something in pink and black, using a product originally made to keep ammunition cases dry during World War II.
| May 18, 2012
Ever since he first burst onto the scene with his ground-breaking work in the mini-series MARVELS, Alex Ross has been one of the most notable talents in the comic-book industry. Since then, he’s gone on to win an Eisner Award - the comics equivalent...