| Jan 15, 2014
| 6:00 AM
There's a small but established tradition of Sundance Film Festival directors turning their festival shorts into full-length Sundance features. But few in the 30-year history of the nation's top showcase for independent film had successfully attempted...
| Nov 26, 2013
Whatever you think about the potential evils of carbohydrates, most people agree that they're tough to kick. Between cookie cravings, the lure of comforting pastas and the discovery that your fruit salad is a carb bonanza, it's no wonder many people throw...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 10:30 AM
"Prisoners," an ambitious drama about two kidnapped children, could be a surprise entry at this year's Oscars. Although the film isn't a lock for major nominations ("12 Years a Slave" and "Gravity" are considered the frontrunners), it's a darkhorse with a...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Hoover High drama students are preparing this week for their annual improvisation marathon in which dozens of students will spend 24 hours performing onstage beginning at 6 p.m. Friday.
Fourteen-year-old Hoover freshman Vivica Rush said some students...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 4:07 PM
LONDON (Reuters) - Fears of job cuts and "banker bashing" are taking a toll on the health of bank workers of all levels, according to an international study published on Wednesday that follows a trail of burnouts and tragedies in the world of finance....
| Oct 16, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Considering the degree to which slavish fan service has come to dominate the development process for genre pics, it's amazing that no one managed to load '80s action gods Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger into a true co-starring vehicle until...
| Oct 18, 2013
There's a phrase that has haunted America for decades, one fraught with failure: "Breaking the cycle of poverty." Despite the ongoing efforts of government and a host of private foundations, income inequality continues to grow and the poor are ever more...
| Oct 19, 2013
Dear Amy: I'm a junior in high school. My parents are really hard on me about my grades.
They get mad if I get below a 95 on anything. I have a lot going on this year, and just got a new job. So now I'm trying to juggle schoolwork, a job, piano, guitar,...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 1:13 PM
It was nearing 2 a.m. at the Highland Park police station when two investigators from the North Regional Major Crimes Task Force laid out the situation for 17-year-old Philip Vatamaniuc.
"I don't think either of us are saying that you killed him, but you...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 5:00 AM
As the hardiest of shoppers prepare for the annual Black Friday consumption frenzy, many are convinced it's their one shot at a great deal.
But "that's not even close to the truth," said Matthew Ong, senior retail analyst at online personal finance...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 7:02 PM
They did it. A Boston Red Sox team that was given up for lost in 2012 came back to win the World Series in six intense and exciting games against the St. Louis Cardinals.
For Red Sox fans, the 2013 season was a gift from the baseball gods, a magical...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 1:05 AM
We're entering that time of year when cases of illness will pop up all over the place. Respiratory ailments, reactivation of latent infections and fevers are just some of the signs that will be common over the weeks to come, problems that are...