| Nov 18, 2012
| 9:53 AM
City Beat: Chaplin hat among Hollywood treasures on auction block...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 11:34 AM
Little things mean a lot to sculptor Willard Wigan. He has created dozens of pieces of art that fit into the eye of a needle or on the head of a pin.
Orlando-based Ripley Entertainment purchased 97 of Wigan's microsculptures, which have started appearing...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 11:18 AM
At first glance, the Essanay Studio buildings in Chicago's Uptown neighborhood may seem fairly unremarkable.
The two red brick structures, located on the 1300 block of West Argyle Street, look from the outside like your typical early 20th century factory...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 3:13 PM
I've never seen anything like this. It's hard to fathom. So rare is the view that I don't even want to blink for fear of missing a split second. Did I really just see that?
Recently, at a signing for my new book, "Baseball in Orange County," an elderly...
| Feb 24, 2013
| 6:50 PM
2.5 stars (out of 4)
There’s a skip to Thom Yorke’s step from the get-go on his first album with Atoms for Peace, the side project the Radiohead singer introduced on tour in 2009-10.
Atoms for Peace includes the Red Hot Chili Peppers&...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 3:05 PM
With the Chicago Symphony Orchestra heading home later this week from its tour of the Far East, the CSO Association is wasting no time releasing the programs and artists to be presented during the fall season at Symphony Center.
The orchestra's 2013-...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 3:13 PM
Leroy Collins never says anything about it. He never tells his neighbors he was once a movie star — once.
Collins is 89 and lives by himself in the Montgomery Place retirement community in Hyde Park. Scientists who worked on the Manhattan...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 10:51 PM
Maybe those snooty film critics who pooh-pooh the cineplex's blockbusters in favor of the little indie movie are on to something.
For in Orlando Ballet's "Hollywood en Pointe," which opened Friday at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre, it's the...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Frank Daniel is one of a lucky few who have never been struck by the urge to sneeze, twitch or swat an unassuming bug, at least while on stage.
This matters — why?
Daniel, 69, a Laguna Beach native, has, for the past quarter-century, donned...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 11:57 AM
This column has moved but will not require a new name.
"City Lights" — I originally thought of that title as a play on the city editor position. Now, as I move into the features editor spot, I'm reminded of from where else the inspiration came....
| Mar 12, 2013
| 1:20 PM
The Chariot w/ As I Lay Dying, For Today, Vena Amoris, Forgetting Fame, Burn Lexington and Endless. $22 advance, $25 doors. 4 p.m., Mar. 17. The Webster, 31 Webster St., Hartford, webstertheater.com
In his capacity as the voice, architect and face of...
| Jan 8, 2012
Stealth wealth. Fashion gaming. Elsa Schiaparelli. Raf Simons. What else? Here's a list of stylish people, trends and ideas to pay attention to in 2012.
Surrealism. Opening May 10, the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute's exhibition...