| Oct 31, 2013
| 5:53 PM
Long before they became famous, many celebrated figures had close links to Hampton Roads.
Here are a dozen who made their names in film, art, literature, song, military history and other fields after living or visiting here.
Glenn Close. The three-...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 4:32 PM
“I love history,” Rob Lowe tells me, “because you know somebody didn’t make it up. It actually happened.” Sometimes, those historical events that actually happen are tragic in nature, occasionally to the point of impacting an...
| Oct 31, 2013
Still celebrating record-breaking attendance figures for its triumphant 2013 "Baby Grand Jazz" concert series, The Hartford Public Library has received a grant of some $11,000 from the Charles H. Kaman Foundation that will fund the 2014 season for the...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 10:09 PM
Auto Racing--Formula One, Indian Grand Prix, 4 a.m. (NBCSN); NASCAR Sprint Cup, Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500, 12:30 p.m. (ESPN); Drag Racing, NHRA Toyota Nationals, same-day tape, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
| Oct 25, 2013
| 10:29 AM
If an actor is doing extraordinary work for an 89-year-old — and I don't use that adjective lightly — is it condescending to point that out?
The direct cause of that rumination is Chicago actor Mike Nussbaum, appearing at the heart of Noah...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 10:57 PM
Soccer--UEFA Europa League, Swansea City at Valencia, Noon (FS1); UEFA Europa League, Tromso at Tottenham, 2 p.m. (FS1)
Major League Baseball--Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee Brewers, 1 p.m. (WGN); Minnesota Twins at Oakland Athletics, 9 p.m....
| Sep 15, 2013
| 9:32 PM
A weekly listing of intriguing, wacky, useful, provocative and otherwise interesting links that readers and I have come across and think you might want to see. Free origin stories: Watch The "Seinfeld" pilot and read (on Kindle) the first issue......
| Oct 8, 2013
Once in a while, a movie slips under your radar. For about, oh, 20 years. In 'Big-screen blind spot: Halloween,' we sit down with those 'classic' horror movies everybody but us has seen and give them the nostalgia critic treatment.
| Oct 24, 2013
| 10:48 PM
Moonfest returns to Clematis Street in West Palm Beach on Saturday with its food trucks and drink stands and lasers and zombies and three stages of music led by Rev. Horton Heat, his twangy soul brother Gold Dust Lounge, Spred the Dub, the People...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 8:25 AM
This article was excerpted and adapted from Chris Jones' new book. "Bigger, Brighter, Louder: 150 Years of Chicago Theater as Seen by Chicago Tribune Critics" (University of Chicago Press, 2013) is a collection of reviews of theater productions from "Rip...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 1:19 PM
Cannes. Sundance. Toronto. Naperville.
Yes, Naperville. Roll out the red carpet for the 6th Annual Naperville Independent Film Festival (NIFF) that begins Saturdayand runs through Saturday, Sept. 21, and will showcase about 92 films.
Those were chosen...