| Feb 7, 2012
| 9:02 AM
INDIANAPOLIS -- You'll be happy to know I didn't fall asleep on the couch watching the Super Bowl like I did in Dallas last year. That's because I took a different approach when covering the Super Bowl parties in Indianapolis. I didn't stay until the very...
| Jul 31, 2011
When you dive into the Tribune's coverage of the Beatles in 1964, you find fear.
Fear about the hair, the strange music and the screaming.
The hair was an affront; the mop-topped four sported a sheep-dog look that was ridiculed mercilessly. Bob Hope...
| Jan 29, 2012
The ancient story of Samson and Delilah shows how important a man's hairstyle can be. The tale has inspired sculptors, composers and screenwriters, and Samson's long locks are part of a long list of classic men's hairstyles. What follows is a look at...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 11:57 PM
Twenty years ago, Bob Spitz spent several weeks touring Sicily in the company of Julia Child.
"We ate and drank and talked. We talked about her entire life," recalled the writer of "Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child." "I had her voice in my...
| Jan 21, 2011
| 5:36 PM
Dave Prater and his crew began systematically killing the grass at Dodger Stadium this week, and no one from the Dodgers protested.
Prater did so by spreading 5,000 cubic yards of dirt — about 500 dump-truck loads equal to about 1.5 million...
| Feb 8, 2011
| 12:31 PM
Lady Antebellum's desperate late-night call for companionship, "Need You Now," was named record and song of the year among five awards the country trio collected during the 53rd Grammy Awards ceremony Sunday from Staples Center in Los Angeles.
| Jun 29, 2012
| 2:14 PM
Two of the world’s most recognized franchises have been melded together as Walt Disney World marks the 50th anniversary of the formation of The Beatles by creating a tribute/spin off of the famous Abbey Road album cover.
Shot by Orlando...
| Jun 30, 2011
| 7:42 AM
Edward Meyer has the coolest job.
Officially, his title is Vice President of Exhibits & Archives for Ripley Entertainment, Inc., the company that operates more than 80 attractions, in 11 countries worldwide, ranging from its famous "Believe It Or Not!"...
| Mar 12, 2012
| 7:38 AM
The Beatles tribute show "Rain" is returning to Chicago for a week in June, Broadway in Chicago said Monday. The Broadway production, which involves a lot of "Zelig"-like archival footage mixed with the live performers, will play June 26 through July 1....
| Jul 22, 2011
| 7:49 AM
STRATFORD, Ontario — Des McAnuff, the artistic director of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, North America's largest and arguably most prestigious, classically based theater, has announced his intention to leave his post in 2013.
| Oct 3, 2010
Fourteen years after Pete Townshend dismissed the very idea of growing up when he wrote "Hope I die before I get old," a 40-year-old John Lennon sang a very different tune.
"I can hardly wait to see you come of age," he sang in 1980 to his then-5-year-...
| Dec 19, 2010
Here, in alphabetical order by title, are the 10 books that, over the last 12 months, most moved, inspired or beguiled me: my favorite books of 2010.
"About a Mountain" by John D'Agata (W.W. Norton: 236 pp., $23.95). Willfully blurring...