| Nov 6, 2013
| 11:15 AM
An autopsy is scheduled today for famed Chicago chef Charlie Trotter, whose unexpected death at 54 on Tuesday shocked both the city and the food world. Trotter was considered by many to be a pioneer in both food and wine, having single-handedly made...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 10:50 AM
[Updated: 7:12 p.m.: Charlie Trotter's family issued a statement earlier expressing sorrow at the shocking death of the 54-year-old acclaimed chef and asking for privacy "as we work through this difficult time."
Many chefs, including notable L.A. chefs,...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 12:09 PM
A small and ailing alligator was found and rescued Friday at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, according to various reports out Monday.
And to think, most of us don't attempt to get a soda through security.
The most comforting quote to come...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Based on the popular young-adult novel by Orson Scott Card, the new film "Ender's Game" shares at least superficial similarities with the recent sci-fi smash "Gravity" (with its dazzling zero-G effects) and last year's YA blockbuster "The Hunger Games"...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 7:25 PM
WASHINGTON -- The White House and State Department signed off on surveillance targeting phone conversations of friendly foreign leaders, current and former U.S. intelligence officials said Monday, pushing back against assertions that President Obama and...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 9:51 AM
As his Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award attest, Cormac McCarthy has had plenty of success on the page, and several of his novels have also been adapted to the screen with good results, most notably "No Country for Old Men," which won four Academy...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 11:32 AM
There is no civil rights movement in the country’s history that has moved further, faster than the gay rights movement.
In 1958, more than nine in 10 of those surveyed in a Gallup Poll opposed marriage between blacks and whites. It took nearly...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 4:17 PM
One of the key players in the often-fascinating rivalry between the Phoenix Coyotes and the Los Angeles Kings could be missing Thursday night's game at Staples Center.
Coyotes captain Shane Doan is out with a lower-body injury and did not play in the...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 8:30 AM
Lululemon's founder says women's bodies are to blame for this year's "too sheer" debacle that caused the fitness apparel retailer to pull its top-selling style of yoga pants because they were see-through. In an interview with Bloomberg TV, Chip Wilson...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 9:08 AM
Critical acclaim continues to mount for Steve McQueen's historical drama "12 Years a Slave," which has garnered near-universal praise since its premiere at the Telluride Film Festival in late summer. Adapted from the 1853 autobiography of the same name by...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 1:24 PM
Remake culture remains a controversial thing, even as the newfangled versions of older movies keep hitting screens. The new version of "Carrie" -- an adaptation of Stephen King's novel first directed by Brian De Palma and subsequently made into a TV movie...