| Aug 10, 2013
| 12:30 AM
The humor is pretty one-note in Rohit Shetty's comedy/romance/actioner "Chennai Express." Cast as a sheltered 40-year-old suddenly thrust into multiple perilous situations, superstar Shah Rukh Khan repeatedly reacts with craven cowardice and flashes of...
| Jul 12, 2013
My Wednesday column focused on an extraordinary story — the heroism of a 51-year-old Northwest Side man who chased down a theft suspect near the lakefront July 4 after he said he saw the man victimize a woman in a pedestrian tunnel.
But the event...
| Jul 3, 2013
Not that Johnny Depp did them for free, but Disney Enterprises Inc. owes Depp and his mock-heroic portrayal of the knave Jack Sparrow a great deal for the financial success of the four "Pirates of the Caribbean" pictures. You know how it is with four...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 7:09 AM
In the 1970s, photorealistic painting was all the rage. Collecting was hot and exhibits popped up all over the world. Then it was gone.
"It flashed quickly and then burned out," said Cathleen Chaffee. "There was a lot of criticism after. When...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 1:20 PM
Even 12 years later, the events of Sept. 11, 2001, sear Americans' memories.
In comments posted on latimes.com, people remember the tragic events of the day -- the moments, both good and bad, heroic and fearful, that are summed up by the numerals 9/11....
| Sep 4, 2013
| 6:02 AM
Superman, Wonder Woman and the rest of the Justice League are out of the picture, and in their place are […]...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 7:53 PM
The intertwined history of the Jewish Reches family of Mount Washington and Greenspring and the Roman Catholic Staszczak-Wrobel family of Poland is extraordinary, and extraordinarily inspiring.
When family members recount it at schools, churches,...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 4:32 PM
This Wednesday marks the 12th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks that devastated America. Once again, there are several notable new and returning documentaries, specials and movies on TV recalling those events and their impact on our...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 1:03 PM
Believe it or not, this story is not a croc! A New Zealand kayaker was trapped on an Australian island by a giant crocodile for more than two weeks! Ryan Blair, 37, had been exploring the waters near Kalamburu and wound up on Governor Island, about 2and a...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 2:41 PM
You don't likely know the playwriting duo of Chance Bone and Andrew Burden Swanson — they're mostly a pair of young Chicago actors. But there's enough to "The Casuals," a very intriguing, impressively unpredictable, heartfelt and promisingly complex...
| Aug 18, 2013
The Battle of Williamsburg was nearly 10 hours old and showing signs of winding down when the gray-clad soldiers of the 24th Virginia Infantry erupted from a York County wood and hurled themselves across a broad wheat field.
A mile to their right, the...