| Nov 4, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Knowing that a married woman is more likely than a bachelorette to win a child custody case, Julia Sagorsky (Wrenn Schmidt) proposes to Richard Harrow (Jack Huston) in “Marriage and Hunting,” Episode 45 of HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire.&...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 5:56 PM
DUBUQUE, Iowa — Mark Twain knew what he was talking about in a Tribune interview 127 years ago, discussing the virtues of the upper Mississippi River. The big river around Hannibal, Mo., where he grew up, is less interesting, less scenic, he said,...
| Nov 8, 2013
When it comes to the antics of mayors, why does Toronto have all the fun and Chicago is left in the dust?
Not only is Toronto Mayor Rob Ford a confessed crack smoker, he's now on a newly released video saying he wants to tear out a man's throat and...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 4:32 PM
It could be seen as ominous last night on HBO's Boardwalk Empire when Eddie (Anthony Laciura) repaired with new business associate/friend Ralph Capone (Domenick Lombardozzi) to a beerhall populated with fellow German expatriates and spilled a little too...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 8:30 PM
Al Ruscio, a film, television and stage actor who was also a noted acting teacher and served on the board of directors of the Screen Actors Guild, died in his home on Nov. 12. He was 89.
Ruscio was already an accomplished actor by the time he arrived...
| Nov 17, 2013
We're supposed to be husky, brawling, big-shouldered. Not whiny, defensive, thin-skinned.
What diminishes Chicago's image, its standing, its brand is not a TV comedian's critique of local cuisine, experts concluding a tall building is no longer the...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 6:00 AM
The lure of big money from heroin pits Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi) against an odd mix of gangsters on “White Horse Pike,” Episode 46 of HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire.”
“Something’s wrong,” warns speakeasy...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 8:31 AM
"What are we going to do?" Sloane asks in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," after climbing into his "borrowed" Ferrari convertible.
"The question isn't 'what are we going to do,'" Ferris replies. "The question is 'what aren't we going to do?'"
| Aug 2, 2013
| 1:05 AM
We pulled up to a nondescript shed which sat at the edge of a rye field.
You sure this is the right place? asked my wife. She worries about many of my ideas, especially when they involve something like procuring bootleg whiskey.
Only one way to...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Comedy Central's new half-hour comedy Drunk History pairs inebriated storytellers with A-list talent to reenact some of history’s greatest moments. Based on a web series of the same name, Comedy Central's new half-hour comedy Drunk History pairs...
| Mar 31, 2013
| 8:45 AM
Ever since the Great Fire of 1871, a cycle of destruction and rebuilding has been central to the Chicago story. This month, Northwestern University secured a permit to tear down Prentice Hospital so that it can build a biomedical research facility. Also...
| Aug 29, 2013
Bathed in an eerie blue glow, a narrow wall of tightly packed skulls looms over the staircase descending into Three Dots and a Dash, Chicago's newest tiki lounge and most recent Lettuce Entertain You venture. Evocative of the shrunken heads of campy tales...