| Oct 9, 2013
| 10:55 PM
Film critic Stanley Kauffmann, who in the 20th century helped define movie reviews as an intellectual form, died of pneumonia Wednesday at St. Luke's Hospital in New York. He was 97.
His death was announced by the New Republic, the politics and...
| Oct 2, 2013
Mark Fajardo's first weeks in the very public job of Los Angeles County coroner coincided with the deaths of two TV actors — one from "That '70s Show" and another from "Rizzoli & Isles" — and the toxicology report from the car-crash death of...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 4:53 PM
Ray Bradbury’s famed 1953 novel “Fahrenheit 451,” which tells of a dystopian future where books are banned, serves as a warning for many of the evils of censorship as well as the perils of overreliance on technology.
| Dec 16, 2013
| 6:02 AM
The Lockes are struggling to cope with all the horrors they've faced, and as their haunting, heartbreaking story reaches its […]...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 11:45 AM
A NASA Mars orbiter is keeping tabs on the Curiosity rover.
In June, a camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter snapped a photo of the Red Planet from above. If you look closely, the 1-ton rover appears as a tiny dot in the lower right corner of the...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 11:42 AM
Over the last two decades, filmmaker Guillermo del Toro has become known as one of popular culture’s great visionaries. He’s […]...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 11:55 AM
In 1976, when I was in the fourth grade and had discovered the joys of reading books, my mother shared with me her own childhood literary passion. One afternoon, in a sun-dappled room in our old Victorian home, she told me that when she was my age, she...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 1:52 PM
Tony Cliff's swashbuckling heroine Delilah Dirk finally has a graphic novel of her own. “Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant,” […]...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 4:30 AM
"The Hunger Games" featured kids killing kids for sport. Its sequel, the far superior "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," rewrites the rules, which not only makes for a more exciting death match, but also yields a rich sociopolitical critique in the...
| Dec 1, 2013
By most accounts, the Divvy bike-sharing program has had a strong start, but it's likely to face a major test as it goes through its first Chicago winter. The Italian pro cycling team Lampre-Merida has its own share of troubles after more than 100 bikes...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 4:59 PM
The Band in Heaven: West Palm Beach's Respectable Street will be the dance-worthy setting for the psychedelic-sounding fuzz rock of the Band in Heaven, who will perform their debut album, "Caught in a Summer Swell," during a release party Thursday night....
| Oct 3, 2013
| 3:45 PM
Guillermo del Toro is a horror movie fanatic (just ask anyone who has been a guest at his memorabilia-filled home), and that genre love is on full display in the newly released opening sequence for the upcoming "Simpsons" Halloween episode, known as the...