| Dec 8, 2013
| 7:47 PM
The Watts Prophets performing group, formed by three young poets in the wake of the 1965 Watts riots, was known for hard-edged commentary. But perhaps the most feisty of the trio was Richard Dedeaux, who once challenged Muhammad Ali to a poetry fight....
| Sep 18, 2013
| 3:36 PM
Ken Norton Sr., a former heavyweight boxing champion who defeated Muhammad Ali in 1973, then lost in the rematch later that year, died Wednesday at a hospital in Arizona where he had been undergoing rehabilitation since suffering a stroke last year,...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 10:18 PM
Ken Norton Sr., a former heavyweight boxing champion who beat Muhammad Ali once — breaking his jaw — and fought him to two other extremely close decisions, died Wednesday at a care facility near Las Vegas. He was 70.
Norton had been in...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 6:56 AM
Legendary athletes Muhammad Ali, Tiger Woods and Gary Player echoed world leaders in the wake of Nelson Mandela's death on Thursday at age 95.
The man who endured 27 years of imprisonment for his civil-rights efforts and helped end apartheid upon his...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 3:14 PM
Comedy Central’s "Key & Peele” help the guys from “Epic Rap Battles of History” with their latest battle: Muhammad Ali vs. Michael Jordan.
Keegan-Michael Key plays Jordan, the former Chicago Bulls No. 23, and Jordan Peele raps...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 9:18 AM
Mark Jan. 19 in your calendar, folks. That's the date "Sherlock" returns to PBS.
The network Wednesday announced its winter/spring schedule, which also reminds fans that Season 4 of "Downton Abbey" will air at 8 p.m. CT Jan. 5 through Feb. 23. In the new...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 9:42 AM
Mike Tyson made an unexpected splash on Broadway last year with his one-man show, "The Undisputed Truth," directed by Spike Lee, written by Tyson's wife, Kiki, and inspired by Chazz Palminteri's "A Bronx Tale." A film version of the play, taped this...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 9:56 AM
The World Boxing Council on Thursday ordered negotiations to begin between heavyweights Chris Arreola of Riverside and top-ranked contender Bermane Stiverne to arrange the bout that will fill the world title left vacant by Vitali Klitschko.
| Nov 7, 2013
| 7:30 AM
The timing feels serendipitous. After a hiatus in 2012 to regroup, Reeling, Chicago's long-running gay and lesbian film festival, is back — kicking off just days after Illinois lawmakers voted in favor of marriage equality. You can't plan that...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 11:52 AM
Muhammad Ali has one of the most recognizable faces in the world and is such a beloved public persona that George W. Bush personally presented him with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the ultimate honor awarded to a civilian, in 2005.
It would not...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Any playwright can stick celebrity facsimiles together in a room; it takes real talent not only to render those portraits believable but also to invest the encounter with dramatic weight. In "One Night in Miamiâ¦," first-time scribe Kemp Powers...