| Nov 30, 2014
| 3:42 PM
What a sad day for the town of Ferguson and for race relations in general. Once again, we see a black community ripped open by opportunists and outside criminals given a national stage by a slobbering news media. Businesses destroyed, most never to...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 10:37 AM
John Travolta will return to the small screen in FX's miniseries about the O.J. Simpson case.
Travolta, who owns a home in Ocala, will play defense attorney Robert Shapiro in "American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson" and be a producer on the...
| Jan 11, 2015
| 6:23 AM
The College Football Playoff Championship will tower over programming this week. Also on tap are Betty White's birthday, the return of "Saturday Night Live" and the announcement of Oscar nominations.
Here's hoping that Oregon and Ohio State deliver an...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 7:45 AM
Fact of the day: The film "Unbroken," the story of Louis Zamperini, has grossed $18,168,840 in two weeks.
In The Times:
- O.J. Simpson's stolen Heisman Trophy recovered
- Randy Johnson is first-ballot inductee into Hall of Fame
- Chuma Edoga remains...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 5:38 PM
Running off at the typewriter …
Why isn't the national media skewering Alabama coach Nick Saban for signing 6-foot-4, 350-pound nose guard Jonathan Taylor, who was kicked off the University of Georgia team for aggravated assault and domestic...
| Jan 11, 2015
The Bowl Championship Series, may it RIP, staged a national title game in an exclusive television window for 16 years. But Monday's inaugural College Football Playoff final between Oregon and Ohio State feels oh-so-different.
Not because the Big Ten and...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 3:25 PM
The bank that took control of the house where Sandy Hook Elementary School shooter Adam Lanza lived burned all the items left in the house to ensure that no one could sell them as murder memorabilia.
"There is nothing left but the light fixtures; we...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 3:34 PM
Oscar-winner Cuba Gooding Jr. will portray O.J. Simpson in the FX miniseries "American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson."
Sarah Paulson will portray prosecutor Marcia Clark in the production from executive producer Ryan Murphy. She has starred in...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 6:33 PM
Martin Freeman was the host this weekend on "Saturday Night Live," but Taran Killam was the star.
Starting with the monologue, Freeman happily played supporting actor to the ensemble. He announced that all British celebrities know one another, and...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 5:47 PM
The Illinois Supreme Court has approved a long-awaited pilot program allowing cameras in courtrooms at the Leighton Criminal Court Building beginning next month.
Cook County's bid languished for more than 2 1/2 years as a behind-the-scenes debate...
| Dec 21, 2014
| 12:27 PM
1. Weird day. Weird ending to the game. What did you expect in another weird year?
But the weirdest ending came in the locker room after the Dolphins beat Minnesota, 37-5, and team owner Steve Ross told the media Joe Philbin would return as coach.