| May 21, 2013
As a young girl growing up in the South, I looked forward to the fourth Sunday of August.
We called it "Homecoming" at my church in Hogansville, Ga. That was when folks who had moved away from our small, rural town seeking better opportunities in...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 12:51 PM
C2E2 -- the annual, gargantuan Chicago Comics and Entertainment Expo at McCormick Place -- opened Friday, and as usual for the first day of a major comic book convention, things started slow, geeks were still arriving, B-list celebrities just settling in,...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 9:57 PM
A few notes from the second day of C2E2 - a.k.a., the Chicago Comics and Entertainment Expo - which runs though Sunday at McCormick Place, and in its fourth year, shows signs of not only getting bigger (attendance wise), but becoming comfortingly...
| May 26, 2013
While Sam Spitz's friends were loading up on pizza for lunch, the Whitney Young High School sophomore opted for a chicken Caesar salad.
Spitz was in training for a big sophomore baseball season — after having pitched on the school's varsity team...
| May 1, 2013
President Grover Cleveland pressed an electric switch, powering the pumps for massive fountains. The jets of water in turn cued the unfurling of flags. What was described as "profound silence" gave way to a cacophony, and the World's Columbian...
| May 5, 2013
| 4:52 PM
"America's Got Talent" will do this week what the National Radio Hall of Fame couldn't last November: It will get legendary shock jock Howard Stern to come to the Chicago area.
Stern — who was inducted into the Chicago-based Hall of Fame but...
| Jun 22, 2013
When I was a child, for as long as I could remember, my family's Encyclopedia Britannica set was missing two volumes — the two volumes that always seemed to pertain to my homework assignments. And so within an hour or so of getting home, I would sit...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 9:35 AM
SOUTH BEND – A national company will take over management of South Bend's Century Center downtown starting July 1.
The Century Center Board of Managers approved a recommendation on Wednesday to hire Philadelphia-based SMG even though some city...
| Apr 19, 2013
A casino-entertainment complex, a major convention hotel and a Barack Obama presidential library are being floated as possible anchors for a mixed-use development of the former Michael Reese Hospital site on the Near South Side.
The scenarios were...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 12:56 PM
Superman goes super-berserk in the opening sequence of the DC Comics-centric video game "Injustice: Gods Among Us." After learning the Joker has tricked him into murdering a pregnant Lois Lane and setting off a bomb that's destroyed the entire city of...
| Apr 21, 2013
Lady Gaga is back on her feet, a pilates studio owner says.
The "Poker Face" singer — who has been photographed getting around in a wheelchair since canceling her world tour in February to undergo hip surgery — worked out April 11 at...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 11:20 AM
If you only went by the type of comic-books he wrote, you would think that Brian Azzarello was a brooding soul, a tortured artist who was tormented by a traumatic past. But when you speak with the writer of dark titles like “100 Bullets” and...