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  • Film review: 'Dark Knight Rises' is a promise fulfilled

    Film review: 'Dark Knight Rises' is a promise fulfilled
    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...
  • American Scientists Win Nobel Prize In Chemistry

    American Scientists Win Nobel Prize In Chemistry
    Two American scientists won the Nobel Prize in chemistry for their work revealing protein receptors on the surface of cells that tell them what is going on in the human body. The achievements have allowed drug makers to develop medication with fewer side...
  • New book tries to explain the roots of hypochondria

     New book tries to explain the roots of hypochondria
    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...
  • Hope College Receives Million Dollar Grant

    Hope College Receives Million Dollar Grant
    A $1 million grant has been awarded to Hope College from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the college announced Thursday morning. The grant will help the college develop new ways to educate students in the natural and applied sciences with original...
  • Christopher Nolan says goodbye to his Gotham in final 'Dark Knight' film

    Christopher Nolan says goodbye to his Gotham in final 'Dark Knight' film
    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...
  • Mitzi Gaynor, cockeyed optimist

    Mitzi Gaynor, cockeyed optimist
    Mitzi Gaynor's opening line: "Call me Mitzi." Real name: Francesca Marlene de Czanyi von Gerber. "I'm a Hungarian by descent. And a Virgo. And a Catholic. So if you want guilt, talk to me, darling." Born: Chicago, Sept. 4, 1931. Credits: Films...
  • Maurice Chavalier drinks a Pabst Blue Ribbon

    Maurice Chavalier drinks a Pabst Blue Ribbon
    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...
  • Expect the unexpected at decadent shop Just One Eye

     Expect the unexpected at decadent shop Just One Eye
    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...
  • PASSINGS: Roger Gimbel, John Cossette, W. Barclay Kamb

    PASSINGS: Roger Gimbel, John Cossette, W. Barclay Kamb
    Roger Gimbel Producer of made-for-TV movies Roger Gimbel, 86, an Emmy Award-winning television producer who specialized in made-for-TV movies and was known for his high-quality productions that often dealt with serious subject matter, died of...
  • James Bacon dies at 96; longtime syndicated Hollywood columnist

    James Bacon dies at 96; longtime syndicated Hollywood columnist
    James Bacon, the longtime syndicated Hollywood columnist and reporter whose career covering the film capital began in the late 1940s with the Associated Press, has died. He was 96. Bacon, whose long career also included small roles in movies such as...
  • Jane Russell dies at 89; screen siren had sensational debut in 'The Outlaw'

    Jane Russell dies at 89; screen siren had sensational debut in 'The Outlaw'
    Jane Russell, the dark-haired siren whose sensational debut in the 1943 film "The Outlaw" inspired producer Howard Hughes to challenge the power and strict morality of Hollywood's production code, died Monday at her home in Santa Maria, Calif. She was 89....
  • PASSINGS: Bill Monroe, John Strauss

    PASSINGS: Bill Monroe, John Strauss
    Bill Monroe Host of NBC's 'Meet the Press' Bill Monroe, 90, who hosted the long-running Washington political television show "Meet the Press" for nearly a decade, died Thursday at a Washington-area nursing home. Monroe was the NBC show's fourth...