| Sep 20, 2012
| 10:32 PM
A Will County jury deliberated for less than an hour this afternoon before convicting Christopher Vaughn of killing his wife and three children in the family’s SUV in 2007 in a bid to start a new life in the Canadian wilderness.
The jury of eight...
| Jul 22, 2012
So I guess we're not going to be getting that $500 a month Linda's been promising in her campaign ads. Brandi from Naugatuck must be devastated.
What happened to our money?
To come up with the six-grand-a-year figure, Linda's people...
| Feb 3, 2012
| 1:32 AM
I’ll never forget the day I stopped talking in movie theatres. I was 12 or 13, and thrilled to be in the theatre in Mira Mesa awaiting the latest Billy Wilder film Buddy Buddy.
This is the guy that gave us Double Indemity, Ocean’s Eleven, and...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 11:50 AM
Bruce Lee, the Chinese martial arts megastar who died in 1973, has attained a kind of global cultural-icon status, on par with, say, James Dean, Elvis Presley, Miles Davis, Malcolm X, Bob Dylan, Muhammad Ali, Marilyn Monroe, Bob Marley, Che Guevara and Al...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Every year around this time, WWE slowly releases the list of superstars that will be inducted into its Hall of Fame. As this happens, there are various debates that inevitably ignite.
Some of these debates -- often the topics most talked about on...
| Feb 27, 2012
| 11:50 AM
Bold, Raw & Uncensored: Ghanaian Movie Posters
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Corpse-like zombies. Severed heads. Frightening hybrid man-beast monstrosities. Hovering angels...
| Aug 16, 2012
Of course,"The Expendables 2"is all good fun and games and recycled catchphrases. Until somebody gets hurt. A lot of somebodies.
When you're filling the screen with every big-screen action star of the past 25 years — except for Mel Gibson, Wesley...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 7:56 AM
With"The Expendables 2,"who needs"The Expendables"?
The 2010 blockbuster original wrote some checks to its audience that it couldn’t cash. It bragged about the inclusion of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis and Mickey Rourke in its all-star...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 4:15 PM
Chuck Norris doesn't walk across bridges; bridges move under his feet.
While that's not a real fact, this one is.
Chuck Norris could be a bridge - not in Texas - but in Slovakia.
A bridge over the Morava River doesn’t connect people and places....
| Nov 9, 2012
| 5:54 PM
The election is over.
We the people had our say.
And Chuck Norris' prognosticated “1,000 Years of Darkness” has begun.
Or it's simply the end of daylight saving time.
So now that that's over with, let's get to a debate that truly matters,...
| Nov 24, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Bill Kurtis eats the meatloaf named after him at Harry Caray's Tavern in Navy Pier on November 19, 2010. (Terrence Antonio James/ Chicago Tribune) Just about any well-known celebrity can get a table at a busy Chicago restaurant by dropping his name, but...