| Feb 24, 2011
| 8:10 PM
Action-thrillers are like eggs. They're easily overcooked and often served with ham.
But in "Unknown," we have a decent story with some slick twists to give us a real bang for our buck. It also benefits from star Liam Neeson, a gifted actor with a...
| Jul 18, 2011
If there's such a thing as voodoo in literary circles, a lot of jealous sci-fi writers are probably burying needles into tiny Daniel H. Wilson dolls these days. What struggling novelist wouldn't be envious of Wilson's trajectory? None other than Steven...
| Aug 13, 2011
This is a Klein bottle, a kind of Mobius strip rendered in glass. The man holding it has a brain not unlike these confounding items, possessed of unusual twists and multidimensional turns that can be challenging for lesser mortals to get their own heads...
| Nov 7, 2011
During four decades as a quintessential Chicago ad man, Ron Bess has steered campaigns for clients from McDonald's to Gatorade while climbing the ranks at some of the city's most prominent agencies.
Bess, a natural pitchman, well-schooled leader and...
| Sep 22, 2011
| 12:37 PM
The parade of Marvel Comics heroes who got big-screen treatment during the summer wrapped up with this earnest adventure, set during the World War II era the title character originally belonged to. After his "Fantastic Four" rounds as another Marvel-ous...