| Aug 21, 2014
| 12:15 PM
The period of Aug. 23 to Sept. 22 has produced quite the cast of famous actors, actresses, musicians and athletes.
For those unfamiliar with zodiac signs, anyone born on or between those dates are Virgos, the sixth sign of the zodiac.
| Aug 11, 2014
| 7:30 PM
In addition to his memorable roles on screen, the late Robin Williams also won people’s hearts through his charity work.
The 63-year-old, who died on Monday of an apparent suicide, was known for his charity work at organizations such as Comic...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 3:47 PM
Cooler temperatures and changing leaves might cue the chants of “wait until next year” for Chicago baseball fans, but for theater lovers it's a whole new ballgame. Below are just a few promising names on this fall's roster of shows.
| Aug 28, 2014
| 11:03 AM
Like many aspiring producers, Lee Waterworth learned quickly that getting movies into theaters and then getting people to go to screenings is tough.
His idea to make it easier: A digital theater that can be embedded onto any website. On Thursday,...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 12:10 PM
In 2013, after years of denials, the cyclist Lance Armstrong confessed to Oprah Winfrey that he had taken performance-enhancing drugs. Some four years previously, Armstrong had given an interview to the actor-writer Anna Deavere Smith for her solo...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Ben Foster has joined the cast of Disney's "The Finest Hours" starring Chris Pine.
The pic also Casey Affleck and Holliday Grainger with Craig Gillespie directing.
The film is based on a true story revolving around a rescue attempt by the Coast Guard in...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 5:41 PM
Hey, pro cycling: Move over on that trash heap so there is some room for track and field.
Almost exactly a decade after the BALCO scandal all but destroyed track's credibility, the sport is facing another legitimacy crisis.
Sunday, leading U.S....
| Aug 28, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Summer's not yet over and Hollywood's annual awards race has already started — though you may have to hop a plane and travel several thousand miles to notice.
The Venice Film Festival opens Wednesday, to be quickly followed by two other high-...
| Jul 14, 2013
MONELLS, Spain — Almost every year since 1996, I have organized a week-long, early summer bicycle tour in a foreign country for a group of friends. So far we've biked in 10 countries from New Zealand to Italy, including three tours in France.
| Jun 18, 2013
| 5:41 PM
In 2008, only eight years after taking up biking, Jim Long decided to do a bike trip in conjunction with the legendary Tour de France, a trip he saw as a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
"It was so much fun," he remembered, "we decided it was a twice-in-...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 12:46 PM
Hans Röckenwagner is chef-owner of 3 Square Café and Röckenwagner Bakery as well as the planned Café Röckenwagner, set to open in Brentwood in January. Röckenwagner grew up in southern Germany and has cooked in Germany, France, Switzerland, Chicago and...