| Jan 30, 2012
| 11:21 AM
The National Park Service has been forced to put up signs at Alcatraz prison after curious tourists, inspired by a FOX show, are snooping around in closed off areas.
The Parks service’s sign in-part reads “The TV Show Alcatraz is fictional....
| Jan 3, 2012
| 7:41 AM
When it comes to James Bond gadgets, it’s hard to beat the jet pack.
While playing the British super spy in the 1965 hit “Thunderball,” Sean Connery dons a rocket-powered backpack and flies away from a pair of gun-toting bad guys....
| Jul 23, 2011
If you're a regular reader of crime fiction but generally avoid true crime books because they too often read like footnoted legal briefs, William C. Rempel's "At the Devil's Table: The Untold Story of the Insider Who Brought Down the Cali Cartel," will...
| Mar 31, 2012
| 8:00 PM
As you news media consumers know, an earth-shaking event took place last week; big enough to blow the presidential campaign, the pope's travels, the Supreme Court and health care, and even Kate Middleton's latest frock off the magazine covers.
| Aug 30, 2012
| 11:10 AM
Sweaty outlaw-types laboring over backyard stills. Fake drawers and secret compartments. Beat cops who look like Sean Connery, bribes, speakeasies, secret knocks, mobsters and weird afflictions like blindness and "jake leg."
Moonshine 101, right?...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 1:01 PM
If you're a James Bond devotee, you may want to put your life on hold for a month or so. That's about the amount of time it will take to get through this boxed set that commemorates the 50th anniversary of the spy movie franchise by gathering all 22 of...
| Jul 20, 2012
Once there was an aspiring young political strategist who disrupted a Chicago campaign event for a rival party candidate by inviting homeless to it with promises of free food, drink and more.
Republicans this election season have been attacking "Chicago-...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 11:15 AM
Fans of the series made by producer George Lucas and director Steven Spielberg have been anticipating the movies' Blu-ray debuts, and the time has come. Harrison Ford plays the bullwhip-cracking archaeologist with a taste for finding the supposedly...
| Sep 2, 2007
They wait like pilgrims, queuing silently, bearing volumes for inscription and awaiting a chance to touch the hem of his garment.
They're not Franciscans approaching Assisi but earnest readers rushing bookstores and cultural temples for word -- wisdom,...
| Oct 21, 2009
Joseph Wiseman, a stage and screen actor who played the sinister title character in "Dr. No," the 1962 film that introduced Sean Connery as James Bond, has died. He was 91.
Wiseman, who had been in declining health in the last few years, died Monday at...
| Jun 30, 2009
Fred Travalena, the master impressionist and singer whose broad repertoire of voices ranged from Jack Nicholson to Sammy Davis Jr. to Bugs Bunny, has died. He was 66.
Travalena, who began treatment for an aggressive form of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in 2002...
| Dec 5, 2009
Richard Todd, an actor who reenacted his wartime exploits in the 1962 film "The Longest Day" and was Ian Fleming's choice to play James Bond, has died of cancer. He was 90.
Todd, who was nominated for an Academy Award for the 1949 film "The Hasty Heart"...