| Sep 19, 2014
| 10:08 AM
I feel like we need a hero. Do you guys feel like we need a hero?
Inhumanity has been filling our news feeds the past couple of weeks and I'm ready to hear from somebody who's filling the world with some grace.
January Harshe, a 35-year-old mother...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 7:11 PM
As an altar boy, Nickolaus Schultz would sing “loud enough for the angels to hear him,” the Rev. Peter Muha said Monday.
It was the closest anyone came to a light-hearted recollection during a somber funeral service for Schultz, the first...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 12:58 PM
It was, Tyler Murphy said, a day to remember. "And it was," Murphy said, "a night I will never forget. It's hard to put into exact words how special it was. I've never experienced anything like it."
After the pregame walkthrough, Boston College coach...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 10:46 AM
A trio of actors with deep Chicago ties have been added to the cast of the HBO mini-series "Show Me a Hero," the latest project from David Simon.
Longtime TV actor Jim Belushi, Steppenwolf co-founder Terry Kinney and Lakeview native and Columbia College...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 4:13 PM
I just read Colin McEnroe's column on Robin Willliams and Phillip Seymour Hoffman [Aug. 17, Opinion, "Why Grieve Them? Robin Williams And Philip Seymour Hoffman Are Heroes"]. I realize Mr. McEnroe has been a longtime contributor to the newspaper, yet I...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 5:05 AM
To the editor: The execution of American photojournalist James Foley by Islamic State militants is an evil, despicable act and a harrowing reminder of the heroism of our war-zone journalists. ("Militants blame U.S. for their apparent beheading of U.S....
| Aug 21, 2014
| 4:13 PM
Colin McEnroe's Aug. 17 column "Why Grieve Them? Robin Williams And Philip Seymour Hoffman Are Heroes"] reveals how Colin is a work in progress and needs to understand better the definition of "hero." Indeed, the nun featured in the same edition of The...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 8:30 AM
The Toronto International Film Festival added more than 100 features to its 2014 slate today, with pics starring Dustin Hoffman, Kristen Wiig, Benicio del Toro, Diane Keaton, John Travolta, Keira Knightley, Adam Sandler, Jennifer Connelly and Arnold...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 11:30 AM
There is a certain type of novel that seems to have been written especially for readers who have read a lot of books. These books are written by authors who elevate story above all other concerns and offer an immersion into (sometimes literal) other...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 10:20 AM
"Game of Thrones" fans, are you having withdrawal symptoms as you wait for the HBO series to resume? Then take this in the meantime: on July 31, "The Quest," billed as "a competition taking 12 unsuspecting contestants to an imaginative realm where ogres...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 8:45 AM
Whether it's baseball, jazz or Prohibition, few filmmakers tackle the important subjects of the American past with the depth of Ken Burns.
But when the historical documentarian was contemplating his latest project, he felt it was the right moment to...