| Jun 12, 2010
| 1:35 PM
- Jerry Forrest dreams of Olympic and professional success
- He dabbled in football and basketball at Woodside
- Forrest reached the Golden Gloves national tournament
Jerry Forrest was an aspiring architect. He earned good grades at Woodside High,...
| Aug 8, 2009
Vincent Bugliosi has moved on, but the world hasn't. Forty years after the impossibly grisly Tate-LaBianca murders, he is still "the Manson prosecutor." This, in spite of his many books since, arguing with magisterial fury about the JFK assassination, the...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 7:49 AM
WWE bad guy David Otunga feels left out when publications cover sightings of his fiancee, Oscar winner and fellow Chicago native Jennifer Hudson, but don’t mention that he was at the restaurant or store as well – at least that’s what...
| Jun 17, 2011
| 3:38 PM
Running off at the typewriter. …
It's over, right? The U.S. Open is now the U.S. Closed. Rory McIlroy is torching the course at Congressional and making the rest of the field look like the C-flight at the Stoneybrook West member-guest. McIlroy is...
| Mar 8, 2012
**1/2 (out of four)
Like that other long-haired, bare-chested hero with the initials J.C., John Carter (Taylor Kitsch) arrives just in time to calm heated alien tempers and save Mars from laser-powered destruction.
OK, maybe the biblical allegory only...
| Oct 24, 2011
| 1:26 PM
It's not every day you see a guy with a huge tattoo on his face. On TV? Maybe (thank you, Mike Tyson and Gucci Mane). But not right in front of you. And yet, there was this imposing tatted up figure in front of me while I was out for a jog the other day....
| Jun 9, 2013
| 9:20 PM
On a stunning Tony Awards night for Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre Company, whose revival of “Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” proved triumphant in more categories than expected, “Matilda,” the spunky, imported, heavily favored...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 1:27 PM
The year 2012, as Queen Elizabeth II might have said, was quite the annus horribilis on Broadway. Especially after the leaves started to turn.
Consider the less-than-regal disappointments. "The Anarchist," the polemical new play by David Mamet, closed...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 10:14 AM
Not long ago, in a shopping mall, I ran into Mike Tyson.
It was the Fashion Show Mall in Las Vegas. I came up an escalator, and there was Tyson. He was standing, grinning, surrounded by a little clutch of delighted fans, most of whom wanted to pose...
| Feb 16, 2013
| 8:05 AM
At one point in his touring one-man show, Mike Tyson, the ear-biter, convicted rapist, all-around thug, cocaine user and former heavyweight champion of the world, shows a picture of himself from 1976. He's wearing one of the bomber jackets of the era...
| Sep 23, 2012
| 5:52 PM
Apparently you’re never too old to be a Steve-O fan.
Judy Kling, 71, has enjoyed the “Jackass” star’s work ever since she first saw him on the slapstick MTV show. The retired Bartlett resident said Steve-O, who has lit himself on...