| Jan 9, 2010
If all the Consumer Electronics Show coverage this week has you scheming to buy the new Google smart phone or a 3-D home theater system, you aren't alone. Americans have an insatiable appetite for the latest and greatest gadgets.
So what if we own an...
| Jun 23, 2008
George Carlin, the acerbic, Grammy-winning comedian whose career spanned more than 50 years, died of heart failure Sunday evening after being admitted to the hospital complaining of chest pains, his spokesman said. He was 71.
Carlin, who had a history of...
| Jun 13, 2007
Don Herbert, who explained the wonderful world of science to millions of young baby boomers on television in the 1950s and '60s as "Mr. Wizard" and did the same for another generation of youngsters on the Nickelodeon cable TV channel in the 1980s, died...
| Jan 7, 2010
Group exercise, fusion classes, strength training and custom programs are among the fitness trends taking exercise buffs into the New Year. Professional groups such as American College of Sports Medicine and the IDEA Health and Fitness Association...
| Jun 23, 2008
| 12:24 PM
Friends and colleagues today mourned George Carlin, the acerbic, Grammy-winning comedian whose career spanned more than 50 years.
Carlin, 71, died of heart failure after being taken to St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica on Sunday evening. The...
| May 21, 2009
Wayne Allwine, a Walt Disney Studios voice-over artist who was the voice of Mickey Mouse for more than three decades, has died. He was 62.
Allwine, an Emmy Award-winning former sound effects editor and foley artist, died of complications of diabetes...
| Oct 29, 2006
At a time when teen-driving experts maintain that young drivers need more supervised practice behind the wheel, schools across Illinois and the country have been slashing valuable street driving with instructors to save money, a three-month Tribune...
| May 4, 2008
PRETTY much everything in Guillermo del Toro's world is oversized.
The bearish filmmaker's video and comic book collection is so immense that he recently had to buy an extra home to accommodate it. Del Toro's passion for classic monster movies is of such...
| Jul 14, 2009
| 2:45 PM
She wanted Dr. Evil, but instead a Brooklyn Grandmother got an evil she never bargained for.
Turns out, at the end of the Austin Powers movie Esther Klein borrowed from the Brooklyn Public Library was the hard core porn flick "What Happens When The...
| Jan 8, 2009
“I’ve Loved You So Long” is the kind of acclaimed foreign-language movie that should do solid business in unprovincial locations such as New Orleans, Pittsburgh, Nashville and St. Louis. Ten weeks after Sony Pictures Classics first...
| Mar 1, 2009
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Baz Luhrmann's epic "Australia" is at once a western, a war film, a Harlequin romance, a magical-realist fable and a tongue-clucking piece of social history, wrapped up in a decidedly Luhrmann-esque...