| Jul 16, 2012
| 7:09 AM
The debate raging these days between those arguing whether this year’s U.S. Olympic men’s basketball team could compete with the Dream Team of 20 years ago is not answered simply by a generational divide.
I for one, being of sound mind and...
| Apr 16, 2012
| 4:17 AM
Early, dire warnings credited with limiting human death toll in Midwest tornado outbreak
WOODWARD, Okla. (AP) — When a tornado shrouded in darkness and wrapped in rain dropped quickly from the sky above this northwest Oklahoma town, many...
| Apr 20, 2012
| 10:27 PM
Stars gathered in Chicago Friday night for a gala to benefit the new Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital.
Actress Sarah Jessica Parker is serving as the gala's emcee andHarry Connick Jr. is performing at the event.
Chicago Mayor Rahm...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 9:19 PM
'95-96 Bulls unstoppable
The Bulls appeared vulnerable in the fall of 1995. Michael Jordan's return from his first retirement and baseball experiment in the spring had led to uneven moments, including a second-round...
| Feb 23, 2013
| 8:46 AM
Batman always got to drive the Batmobile, Barack Obama has Air Force One at his constant disposal, and Michael Jordan was ... well, Michael Jordan.
But let's face it, Robin did his fair share to save Gotham City. Joe Biden is a smart guy who provides...
| Feb 24, 2013
A Northwestern University student filed a lawsuit against the school in 2008, alleging top administrators failed to discipline a student who raped her.
But what happened in the case is a secret.
The student's complaint, filed under a pseudonym to...
| Feb 16, 2013
| 5:46 PM
What do you get someone who, with six NBA championships, five most valuable player awards, 14 All-Star selections, 10 scoring titles and multiple millions of dollars, seemingly has it all?
Well, in the case of Michael Jordan's 50th birthday, memories...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 3:10 PM
How might a Hollywood movie pitchman capture the tone and pith of "See Now Then," a new novel by the intense and lyrical novelist Jamaica Kincaid about the disintegration of a modern marriage? Chaucer's Wife of Bath meets Virginia Woolf!
| Jan 13, 2013
| 1:55 PM
Scottie Pippen and Larsa Pippen were overshadowed Tuesday at their own party by another celebrity, but the NBA Hall of Famer and his wife shouldn't feel too bad. The star who stole the spotlight at the Chicago Bulls Charities and Bright Pink benefit in...
| Jan 6, 2013
| 12:53 PM
Where did the famous and semi-famous spend New Year's Eve in the Chicago area?
NASCAR driver Danica Patrick dined New Year's Eve at the newly opened Baume & Brix in the River North neighborhood before heading nearby to The Grid. "Cooler Than Me"...
| Dec 9, 2012
| 12:33 PM
It's a good thing Jennifer Hudson was already in the Christmas spirit Tuesday at her "A Hudson Holiday" party at the House of Blues, because the Oscar-winning actress and Grammy-winning singer will need it for the next few months.
Hudson was recently...