| Nov 27, 2011
Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu
Nigerian secessionist leader in '60s
Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, 78, a millionaire's son who led Nigeria's breakaway republic of Biafra during the country's civil war that left 1 million dead, died Saturday in a London...
| Dec 25, 2010
| 1:21 PM
Rick Kogan, Tribune reporter
"The Last Boy: Mickey Mantle and the End of America's Childhood"
By Jane Leavy
Leavy's "The Last Boy" is as masterfully researched and beautifully written as any biography this year. Sox fans like me may...
| Apr 1, 2012
A couple of years ago, for Father's Day, my family bought me the interactive video game MLB 2K9 for the Wii. The great thing about the game, and also its enduring frustration, is its verisimilitude — playing as the 2009 New York Yankees, I had...
| May 22, 2011
This story was first published in the Tribune on May 22, 2011.
The voice is softer now but as affable and entertaining as ever.
Moose Skowron still has many, many tales to tell.
Like the night Marilyn Monroe was flirting -- only not with Skowron, nor...
| Oct 31, 2010
Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work by Edwidge Danticat ( Princeton University Press: 181 pp., $19.95) "Create dangerously, for people who read dangerously. This is what I've always thought it meant to be a writer. Writing, knowing in part...
| Apr 30, 2012
A bio on NPR's website of its commentator Frank Deford notes that the magazine GQ christened him, quite simply, "the world's greatest sportswriter." (Is he?) A story on ESPN's companion website, Grantland, referred to Deford as "a writer who had...
| Oct 22, 2010
The Last Boy
Mickey Mantle and the End of America's Childhood
Harper: 456 pp., $27.99
As a young girl growing up in the Bronx, Jane Leavy was enthralled not only by Mickey Mantle's amazing ability — at his best, he was as great as any...
| Nov 15, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Lisa Leslie will be honored as sportswoman of the year and Michael Strahan as sportsman of the year at the 27th annual March of Dimes sports luncheon on Dec. 1 in New York. Leslie, a four-time Olympic gold medalist and......
| Nov 22, 2010
| 9:32 PM
Russell Croweâs new film, âThe Next Three Days,â is a box-office stinker. A thriller released by Lionsgate, the movie did a paltry $6.8 million over the weekend, accompanied by a raft of mediocre reviews â one of the worst starts......
| Dec 16, 2010
| 4:32 PM
The CNN days are dwindling down to a precious few for Larry King, who does his last regular show Thursday night after 25 years and nearly 50,000 guests. I've been watching or listening to King all my life. When I......
| Jan 13, 2011
| 4:33 PM
OKLAHOMA CITY â From time to time, we're going to try on this blog to give you some flavor of the cities where the Orlando Magic play their road games....
| Jan 17, 2011
| 10:59 AM
Cliff Lee wore No. 34 when he was with the Phillies for the second half of the 2009 season. But when the Phillies traded him away and acquired Roy Halladay after the 2009 season ended, the right-hander took 34. So,......