| Dec 16, 2008
| 4:30 PM
Speaking of Glauber (see post below), he and Tom Rock spent Monday chronicling both the Giants-Cowboys game and Rock's long, sad attempts to escape the DFW airport. (More evidence of the glamor of sports journalism!) Elsewhere in Glauber's scribblings,...
| Nov 26, 2013
Like many air travelers, Caitlin Ariens used to play it safe when she flew. She'd arrive at the airport two hours before departure to give herself enough time to check in and go through Transportation Security Administration screening. At this time of...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 8:41 AM
Bruce Dern runs.
Almost every day.
He has run most of his life. A track star at New Trier Township High School in Winnetka in the late 1950s, he tried out for the Olympic team in 1956 (but finished ninth in his division). On camera, though, Dern,...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 12:13 PM
The Senator Theatre is like your favorite old aunt — the busy, independent one who never married but who loved her nieces and nephews and spoiled them with candy and fantastic stories. She dressed like a Hollywood starlet, with rhinestone glasses...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 11:51 AM
It's early evening and Twin Anchors, the venerable Old Town tavern and restaurant most famous for its ribs (and that Frank Sinatra ate them whenever he was in town), is not yet crowded, and Gina Manrique, who owns the place with her siblings Paul Tuzi and...
| Oct 10, 2013
***1/2 (out of four)
A boat traveling between Oman and Kenya doesn’t have cabins full of partying tourists blasting “Blurred Lines.” The crew probably doesn’t take the job because they love traversing the dangerous territory...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 9:04 AM
"Captain Phillips" is a Tom Hanks movie. It is also a Paul Greengrass movie, and the cinematic tumult director Greengrass adroitly captures and sustains in the service of a narrative has a way of keeping his stars unmoored — in a good way —...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 2:54 PM
At the end of "Captain Phillips," Tom Hanks ventures into an extraordinarily raw and anguished place as a performer, pouring out a load of emotion once his character — U.S. Merchant Marine cargo ship commander Richard Phillips, who matched wits with...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Shutting down the government in an effort to use a budget fight to get rid of Obamacare is not the strategy I would have recommended for the GOP. And while Republicans can be blamed for starting the shutdown, it's increasingly apparent that President...
| Aug 31, 2013
Like you, I have yet not seen any of the fall movies. Nevertheless, perhaps also like you, I still have strong opinions about every single one of them. For instance: This 1970s-period Ron Howard race-car thing, "Rush" (Sept. 27)? If it's so Oscar-ready,...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 7:39 AM
Baseball was very important to Penny Marshall in her baseball movie. Now, that might sound obvious, but if you’ve ever seen, I don’t know, "The Pride of the Yankees"’ or "The Babe Ruth Story,"’ then you know how stupid baseball can...