| Feb 17, 2012
| 9:59 AM
How do movies get picked as Oscar-worthy? Which nominees do critics think have the best shot and why? Are your picks different? It's Oscar week: Join a panel of movie critics Monday night at the Victory Gardens Biograph Theater to talk about the year's...
| Feb 24, 2012
5:30 - 9 a.m. Bill Leff in for Jonathon Brandmeier
6:20 a.m. The Tribune's Michael Phillips provides some post-Oscar analysis.
7:20 a.m. Our own Dean Richards shares hits thoughts on the Academy Awards.
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Mike McConnell
| Aug 10, 2012
| 6:08 AM
Talk about your undecided voters. The new Will Ferrell/Zach Galifianakis vehicle "The Campaign" can't make up its mind about dumb versus smart, crass versus crass with a conscience, or cheap caricature versus satire stoked by a sincere call to action....
| Nov 28, 2012
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman locked out the players on Sept. 15. Since then, he has decided to hold his breath until he turns blue. No NHL hockey. No hope, either. This made hockey fans sad, even those in Columbus. Then Stevie Sunshine had an idea: If we...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 7:13 AM
The NHL and the players association are going to federal mediation. Forget them.
We’re going to the Federal League, and you’re invited.
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman locked out the players in September. Since then, the house elf for Boston...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 5:43 PM
The prospect of a winter without pucks draws closer to reality as each day concludes without movement in the NHL's labor dispute.
Enthusiasts of the most electric spectator sport in the world gradually have moved away from disgust and anger to a feeling...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 12:10 PM
I'm 51 and Bilbo-free. Somehow "The Hobbit" has eluded me my entire reading life. What was I reading in junior high when I first noticed everyone else was reading it? "Big A: The Story of Lew Alcindor," maybe. Or William K. Everson's book on Laurel &...
| Nov 20, 2012
Here’s a glimpse of some upcoming Trib Nation events for December, 2012, and early January, 2013. The full, updated list is online at TribNation.com/Events.
Printers Row: Michael Connelly Pulitzer Prize winner and Printers Row Journal...
| Nov 21, 2012
Here’s the thing about a “Slap Shot’’ night like the Tribune is sponsoring: You can’t stage that kind of evening without a Hanson Brother. Not in my world, anyway.
And so, we’ll be joined by Steve Carlson. If you&...
| Nov 21, 2012
Look, I’m as bummed by the NHL lockout as you are. You hockey fans, anyway.
I’m sure we’re all getting tired of watching online highlights of Traktor Chelyabinsk scoring on Bars Astana in the Kontinental Hockey League, and while the...
| Sep 29, 2010
| 4:32 PM
If you're interested in discussing how Chicago theater fits in with the othï»¿er arts â as viewed by the critics of the Chicago Tribune â ï»¿ï»¿ï»¿ï»¿ï»¿ï»¿you might be interested in our Oct. 11 event at the Broadway Playhouse. Rock critic......