| Aug 8, 2012
When Marvin Hamlisch auditioned for the Juilliard School of Music, he played not Chopin or Mozart but the American folk standard "Goodnight, Irene," a choice that could have had lamentable results for any other prospective student.
But Hamlisch quickly...
| Jun 10, 2012
Last week, former Chicagoan Fidel Urbina was added to a list that you don't want to be on: the FBI's 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list. Meanwhile, two suspicious characters at the Tribune joined a more attractive list -- as e-book authors. Jacob and...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 12:08 PM
Scarlett Johansson and Benjamin Walker are officially set to get all hot and bothered in the upcoming Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams' "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof." The actors will play Maggie and Brick in a new production that is expected to open Jan....
| Jun 3, 2012
Famous Men and Women As I Knew Them
Harper: 356 pp., $25.99
Frank Langella's "Dropped Names" is a different kind of memoir. Rather than recapping his life story, the veteran stage and screen actor offers a series of...
| Jun 22, 2012
| 5:00 AM
Here is the third installment of a series that checks in with the eight Division III programs in the state to give a glimpse into the past and the future. Teams are scheduled to appear according to the chronological order in which their seasons ended....
| Jun 30, 2012
| 7:44 PM
He will climb atop of one of the team haulers Saturday night as he always does, finding solitude in the roar of 43 engines churning along Daytona's super-speedway.
The moonlit skies will cast an iconic silhouette of a tall, slim man wearing sunglasses, a...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 3:23 PM
If the characters in Ian Fleming's novels aged in real time, James Bond would be in his early 90s by now — probably a bit too long in the tooth to take the abuse meted out to him in “Skyfall,” the 23rd “official” Bond film (&...
| Nov 21, 2012
Look, I’m as bummed by the NHL lockout as you are. You hockey fans, anyway.
I’m sure we’re all getting tired of watching online highlights of Traktor Chelyabinsk scoring on Bars Astana in the Kontinental Hockey League, and while the...
| Nov 20, 2012
Here’s a glimpse of some upcoming Trib Nation events for December, 2012, and early January, 2013. The full, updated list is online at TribNation.com/Events.
Printers Row: Michael Connelly Pulitzer Prize winner and Printers Row Journal...
| Nov 28, 2012
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman locked out the players on Sept. 15. Since then, he has decided to hold his breath until he turns blue. No NHL hockey. No hope, either. This made hockey fans sad, even those in Columbus. Then Stevie Sunshine had an idea: If we...
| Jul 24, 2012
A writer for as long as he could remember, Frank Pierson penned his most famous line, "What we've got here is failure to communicate," decades ago for the 1967 script "Cool Hand Luke." At the time, he thought there was no way such a refined line would...