| Sep 26, 2014
| 4:44 PM
After holding Vin Scully hostage to film their self-promoting commercial that ran during televised Dodgers games all week, I'd like to thank Time Warner Cable for releasing him unharmed.
So TWC blesses the other 70% of...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 4:48 PM
Filmmakers have long been drawn to stories of iconic musicians, and it's easy to see why: They come pre-packaged with charismatic characters, a rise-to-fame story arc (with the occasional fall from grace), a built-in audience and a killer soundtrack. None...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 5:05 PM
Mark Palmer wanders through a cemetery in a southeastern Ohio steel town looking for a man most of the world has forgotten.
Years ago, Palmer's grandmother told him the story of the man buried here. That's my uncle, she said, your great-grand uncle. His...
| Sep 21, 2014
| 10:29 PM
L.A. may not be a Clippers town, but almost everywhere you look something reminds you of them.
There’s Doc Rivers on CNN, detailing the travails of coaching a team owned by Donald Sterling.
There’s star playmaker Chris Paul in a suit,...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 12:24 AM
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MLB Team Report - Houston Astros - INSIDE PITCH
HOUSTON -- In the aftermath of Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve establishing a new club record for hits in a single season came the next logical question: Can Altuve reach 200...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 6:46 PM
The Cubs may be the first last-place team in major league history to take a victory lap in September.
As the 2014 season grinds down to a merciful ending, the Cubs have been busy patting themselves on the back for having the Minor League Player of the...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 8:45 AM
Whether it's baseball, jazz or Prohibition, few filmmakers tackle the important subjects of the American past with the depth of Ken Burns.
But when the historical documentarian was contemplating his latest project, he felt it was the right moment to...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 5:20 AM
AND SO IT GOES 1 1/2 stars. Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton team for the first time in a wincingly sappy three-quarter-life rom-com about a Scrooge-like widower and a wifty lounge-singing widow and the unexpected appearance of a cute-as-a-button...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 8:50 AM
Anyone launching a course on U.S. history could do a whole lot worse than revolving the curriculum around the films of Ken Burns.
For example, "The Civil War," the 1984 project that put Burns on the map, continues to be utilized in schools across the...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 7:20 PM
By the time Cedric Watson navigated through TV news trucks creating congestion outside his house across from Jackie Robinson Park on the far South Side, he already was late for a physical therapy appointment Monday in Tinley Park.
He finally arrived with...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 9:18 AM
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Whatever the situation, the Jackie Robinson West All-Stars believe their bats will prevail in the end.
On Monday night, facing elimination against Cumberland, R.I., the South Siders had just enough offense to move on in...