| Aug 25, 2012
| 12:12 PM
Former U.S. astronaut, Neil Armstrong, the first man to set foot on the moon, has died at the age of 82, his family said on Saturday.
Armstrong underwent a heart-bypass surgery earlier this month, just two days after his birthday on August 5, to...
| Sep 12, 2012
Filmed shark for 'Jaws'
Ron Taylor, 78, an Australian marine conservationist who helped film some of the dramatic underwater footage used in the classic shark thriller "Jaws," died Sunday at a Sydney hospital after battling leukemia....
| May 31, 2012
5:30 - 9 a.m. Jonathon Brandmeier
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. John St. Augustine in for Mike McConnell
9:05 a.m. ‘We’re going to need a bigger boat’ is one of most recognizable movie lines in history. Hear the story behind it when Jaws...
| Jul 11, 2012
What do Andy Warhol, Howard Hughes and Woody Allen have in common with Chicago drive-time disc jockey Roe Conn?
They all are — or were — hypochondriacs. But they're not alone. Due to our increased access to medical information, we are...
| Jul 8, 2012
BEDFORD, England — From a distance, Christopher Nolan's Gotham City sure doesn't look like much. The "skyline" begins to emerge over the horizon in the rolling green farmlands about 50 miles north of London, but there are no gothic spires or granite...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 5:30 PM
Mario Zamparelli's movie posters and designs have influenced artists from Hollywood to Las Vegas and beyond, and relatives say he, in turn, was inspired by his La Cañada Flintridge home and surroundings.
Zamparelli died Saturday at age 91. During his...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 11:21 PM
Usually bands have problems when it comes to the third albums. They have enough material from years of playing the small dingy clubs, and that fills up those first two CDs. On the third disc, they’re in the studio trying to write new material and it...
| Jul 20, 2012
| 1:16 PM
And so the Christopher Nolan rendition of Batman — started in “Batman Begins” (2005) and continued in “The Dark Knight” (2008) — comes to an end, in “The Dark Knight Rises.”
It stands proudly alongside...
| Feb 19, 2013
In the early 20th Century, the epicenters of film and stage stardom were New York and Los Angeles. Luckily for us, stars in transit often changed trains in Chicago.
Hepburn, Pickford, Rogers, West, Hughes, Capra and Brice. All names and iconic faces...
| Mar 3, 2013
Just One Eye is more than meets the ... well never mind, no cliche could do it justice. Part luxury boutique, part art gallery, part bricks-and-mortar manifestation of a digital storefront, it stocks the cream of the eclectic crop — including $65...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 4:33 PM
Insane City by Dave Barry (Putnam) The Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist's first solo adult novel in more than a decade is a typically absurdist comic story about everything — and then some — that goes wrong for Seth and his friends en...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 4:36 PM
This is the year when nothing says Oscar like a movie about movimaking....