| Jun 28, 2011
| 2:00 AM
On weekday mornings, I'll post the most controversial, shocking and (of course) ridiculous stories for your reading pleasure. That way, when you walk into work, you'll be the master of witty conversation.
• A flake mistake? Bachmann mixes...
| Jun 27, 2011
| 7:37 PM
No one can carry water for the GOP and suck up to conservatives like Sean Hannity. And Monday night, he was at the top of his game "interviewing" the GOP's hottest candidate, Michele Bachmann, while mending the 24-hour rift between her and Fox News....
| Dec 12, 2011
| 9:45 AM
Here's another $10,000 wager for which Mitt Romney won't find many takers: We bet the public is disappointed with the choices for president of the United States in 2012. That's a pretty remarkable circumstance given that the general election is still...
| Aug 7, 2008
| 4:22 PM
Here's Bucky's e-mail about his mystery menu:What was it? Serial killer John Wayne Gacy's 'last meal.' (Gacy had, earlier in life, been a manager of a KFC, as I understand it.) Yeah, pretty morbid. I agree. But it could segue into......
| Apr 19, 1998
| 12:57 PM
Wholesome little Appleton, Wis., slips past the passenger window without arousing any visible interest in tonight's guest lecturer. A shop selling sewing machines. A Christian bookstore. The Martin School of Hair Design. Not very promising.
| Aug 13, 2014
| 2:09 PM
Hitting its 20th anniversary milestone this year, the Black Harvest Film Festival runs through the month of August at the Gene Siskel Film Center, spotlighting black cinema. The fest hasn't always been especially discerning about quality. I'm not sure...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 4:47 PM
Former WGN radio reporter Larry Schreiner, a legendary crime reporter who covered the John Wayne Gacy serial killings, the Palatine murders and the death of Mayor Harold Washington, passed away Thursday night of cardiac arrest, according to his son Mark...
| May 24, 2014
| 6:59 PM
When Clyde Snow testified at the 2006 genocide trial of Saddam Hussein in Iraq, the defendant confronted him with a question Snow futilely yearned to answer.
As one of the world's foremost forensic anthropologists, the wisecracking, chain-smoking...
| May 18, 2014
| 6:47 PM
Clyde Snow, one of the nation's foremost forensic anthropologists, who discovered the hidden stories told by skeletal remains and helped identify Nazi war criminal Josef Mengele and countless victims of accidents, crimes and state-sanctioned abuses of...
| May 20, 2014
| 9:34 AM
A memorial service will be held later this year for Clyde Snow, a noted forensic anthropologist who has worked on some of the most famous cases in the world — including in Chicago.
Snow, 86, died of lung cancer and emphysema May 16 in Norman,...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Serial killer dramas are strange and guilty pleasures. Whether penned by a master or cranked out by a hack, there is no beauty and little insight to be gained from the story of an actual socio- or psychopath, beyond the obvious horror that such people...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 1:01 PM
Ft. Hood, the Texas base that was the site of the worst mass shooting on a military installation, shares a similar sad chapter with Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., where one of the worst civilian shooting massacres took place.